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Health - Sport - 22.07.2020
Former professional footballers have lower risk of mental health disorders
New findings from the FIELD study announced today, show that former professional football players have lower risk of hospitalization for the most common mental health disorders, including anxiety and depression, and are at no greater risk of suicide. The results follow the publication of landmark research last year, which found that former professional footballers had an approximately three and a half times higher rate of death due to neurodegenerative disease than expected.

Sport - 16.07.2020
Reveals long-term impact of rugby injuries
Study reveals long-term impact of rugby injuries Rugby players continue to suffer from their high ‘injury load' after retirement from the sport. This is according to the first independent study looking at the health of retired rugby players. The researchers, led by our sport and exercise scientists, are calling for governing bodies, to step up their efforts to prevent, in particular, recurrent injuries in rugby and ensure players are supported post-retirement.

Sport - 13.07.2020
Why humans literally don’t see eye to eye
Study finds that people literally don't always see things the same way, which can impact activities that require visual precision. (Photo by iStockphoto) We humans may not always see eye to eye on politics, religion, sports and other matters of debate. But at least we can agree on the location and size of objects in our physical surroundings.

Health - Sport - 22.06.2020
Yale and NBA partner to study efficacy of new COVID-19 test
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have partnered with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) to study the efficacy of a saliva-based method that quickly determines if someone is infected with the novel coronavirus. A research team led by Yale's Nathan Grubaugh and Anne Wyllie will begin testing select players, coaches, and staff from the NBA teams that have opted into the study, using a testing method they developed, known as SalivaDirect.  The results of the study are expected by the end of July and will be shared publicly.

Health - Sport - 19.06.2020
Simple oral health steps help improve elite athletes’ performance
Elite athletes who adopted simple oral health measures, such as using high fluoride toothpaste and cleaning between their teeth, reported significantly reduced negative effects on performance related to poor oral health, finds a new study led by UCL.

Sport - 16.04.2020
How exercise supports your mental fitness: current recommendations
How exercise supports your mental fitness: current recommendations
Sporting activities can bring about a long-term improvement in cognitive performance across all age groups. However, the effects differ between men and women, and not all sports provide the same impact. Researchers at the University of Basel and the University of Tsukuba have provided recommendations based on a comprehensive analysis of previous studies.

Mathematics - Sport - 25.03.2020
How to break new records in the 200 metres?
How to break new records in the 200 metres?
Usain Bolt's 200m record has not been beaten for ten years and Florence Griffith Joyner's for more than thirty years. And what about if the secret behind beating records was to use mathematics' Thanks to a mathematical model, Amandine Aftalion, CNRS researcher at the Centre d'analyse et de mathématique sociales (CNRS/EHESS), and Emmanuel Trélat, a Sorbonne Université researcher at the Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions (CNRS/Sorbonne Université/ Université de Paris) have proved that the geometry of athletic tracks could be optimised to improve records.

Sport - 02.03.2020
Navigating the potential pitfalls of tracking college athletes
Navigating the potential pitfalls of tracking college athletes
Fitness trackers like Fitbit and Garmin watches make it easy for anyone to collect data about health and performance. Now college athletic programs are moving toward implementing more data-driven trackers - devices or apps that can monitor students' heart rates, sleep or even class attendance - into their own programs to help keep their athletes as competitive and healthy as possible.

Health - Sport - 27.02.2020
Electrolyte supplements don’t prevent illness in athletes
See us on twitter See us on youtube See us on linkedin See us on instagram Researchers found that supplements did not appear to protect endurance athletes from illness caused by electrolyte imbalances. They also found that hot temperatures are a risk factor. Electrolyte supplements popular with endurance runners can't be relied on to keep essential sodium levels in balance, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and their collaborators.

Sport - 01.02.2020
The science behind sporting performance: Ghent University's best expertise in the second season of 'Wereldrecord' on Canvas
The science behind sporting performance: Ghent University’s best expertise in the second season of ’Wereldrecord’ on Canvas
Why are Ghent University researchers studying the motor skills of sports journalist Maarten Vangramberen? Much has to do with the matter of how world records are made.

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