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It's winning, not losing, that triggers violence at sports events

...for assault at the time of international rugby and football matches in one capital city (Cardiff) in Wales. Wi...he largest city in Wales. International rugby and football matches are the most popular spectator sport in Wales, and matches often attract in excess of 70,000...

$4 million grant boosts University of Michigan campaign for a new children's hospital

...gent David Brandon and his wife, Jan, and U-M head football coach Lloyd Carr and his wife, Laurie. The figure includes more than $400,000 in "M GO BLUE for Mott" wristband sales. The Mott campaign to build a new children's and women's hospital is part of the University-wide $2.5 billion Michigan Difference ca...

New radio-frequency technique for knee injuries

...f the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), typical in football and skiing, but also in other sports where sudden turns, violent contacts and twists of the knee can take place. The rupture of this ligament is relatively frequent and, for professional sportspersons, may mean being out of competition sport for betw...

Study shows protective equipment not very effective for rugby players

...Hard-shell helmets and most body padding like U.S. football players wear are not permitted in rugby union, said Marshall, also a biostatistician at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. "We did show, however, that use of mouthguards tended to lower the risk of mouth and face injuries by close to 50 perce...

Study naming hospitals in top 5% for clinical quality released by HealthGrades

...01 to 2003 about the average attendance of an NFL football game A Medicare patient who underwent heart bypass surgery at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence TM had, on average, a 15.3 percent better chance of surviving than a patient who received treatment at an average hospital The improved ...

The human eye cannot spot the offside rule

...e is unable to detect an offside position during a football match, claims a doctor from Spain in this week's Christmas issue of the BMJ. This may explain why so many offside decisions are controversial. Dr Francisco Belda Maruenda analysed the physiology of the human eye to clarify if it is able to process al...

Using celebrities to market drugs and diseases: whats the problem?

...lacement therapy and menopause, and GSK contracted football star Ricky Williams to sell social anxiety disorder, helping to make Paxil--briefly--the world's top-selling antidepressant drug. "Even the dead are raising awareness," says Moynihan, "with the estate of Errol Flynn now enlisted to help promote card...

Satellite view highlights Europe's changing landscape

... new roads or buildings bury the equivalent of 240 football fields of German soil, around 120 hectares of land...very day another 10 hectares the equivalent of 20 football fields of motorway is constructed in Europe. If you look at this development over a 50-year span yo...

Poor communities should decide their own priorities for aid

...stem. When the villages replied that they wanted a football pitch, the agency withdrew its offer. So the villages built their own football pitch, and this engendered such a feeling of community spirit that they built their own health centr...

Study of Big Ten football injuries shows NCAA rule change did not reduce injury rates

...ed in 1998, limiting the number and type of spring football practice sessions did not have the desired effect ...f evidence that injury rates for collegiate spring football practice were significantly higher than injury rates for fall practices, the NCAA legislated a decre...

Body shaving and turf burns spread infection in college football team

...acterial skin infection among players on a college football team, according to an article in the November 15 i...hat 10 percent of players on a Connecticut college football team had MRSA skin infections, for which two were hospitalized. Cornerbacks and wide receivers, who ...

Space solutions for health

...e wastage, the trainer is now used by professional football players in Barcelona Football Club. This lightweight and compact system not only suits the needs of footballers but is also perfect for use at home. Aerogel is the most effective insulating material in the world. It was originally used to insulate p...

PNNL develops mercury-absorbing pollution solution

...spoon of this substance is equivalent to that of a football field. "This substance has proven to be an effective and voracious tool for absorbing mercury," said Shas Mattigod, lead chemist and PNNL project manager. Pore sizes can be tailored for specific tasks. The material relies on technology previously dev...

Australian 'mud football' game sickens players

...ium often found in water and soil. The mud for the football game had been prepared by plowing an unused field ...est that they re-review their treatment of any mud football players in order to prescribe effective antibiotics. "Physicians should be alert to the possibil...

Teens present research findings at major international meeting

...ook AP Chemistry and AP Physics.) He plays varsity football and fences, in addition to spending extensive time volunteering at the local hospital and LIRHA (Long Island Riding for the Handicapped Association). Needless to say, his family is very supportive of his research and his academic endeavors! Jeremy's...

Depression on College Campuses conference

...Mike Wallace, and 26-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers football player John Howell, who last June went public about his struggle with depression and his success in receiving treatment. In addition, students and recent graduates who head mental health awareness and advocacy programs on campuses across the country...

'Ding' concussions require removal from the game

... playoffs wind down and we approach the Superbowl, football fans are likely to hear announcers refer to a player as having a "ding" or "bell-ringer." However, in the high school athlete, a concussion is not a trivial event, according to a study published in the January American Journal of Sports Medicine by t...

Does birth order among siblings decide position in soccer?

... 69 forwards). Family size varied significantly by football position. The average number of siblings of a goal...siblings should not be dissuaded from adopting any football position that appeals to them, he says....

Clinicians need to put heads together on sports concussions

...ated on gridirons across the country every fall: A football player smashes into an opponent, the whistle blows...time to recovery following injury among collegiate football players. The other article examined the association between history of previous concussions and the ...

Talented Hokies research brain impacts while battling Aggies

...ensor system that can be used to record impacts to football helmets. The system -- called HITS (head impact t...ts in terms of "G" -- or gravity -- forces. During football games, the sensors transmit real-time impact data to a sideline computer system that keeps track of ...

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