sports injuries

As little as one single season of high school football may be sufficient to result in microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates. The researchers used a new type of magnetic… Read more

A way to regenerate rotator cuff tendons after they’ve been torn that makes a stronger repair has been found by a team of researchers from the University of Connecticut. Rotator cuff problems are common, with about two million people afflicted and about 300,000 rotator cuff repair surgeries every year in the US. Surgeons have developed… Read more

A living bandage made from stem cells, that could optimize the treatment and prognosis for meniscal tears, a common sports knee injury, has been trialed in humans for the first time by scientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Bristol. More than a million people a year in the US and Europe alone suffer from… Read more

A routine work day can quickly turn sour, as Michael, a mine manager, discovered in August. After securing a large boulder, he watched in dismay as one of the securing chains broke and 200kg of stone fell on his foot. After local care, he was transferred to a trauma centre for management. A four-hour operation… Read more

Many people dive into exercising full of enthusiasm and big goals only to be sidelined after just starting by an injury that could have been most likely prevented. Use these 5 tips to decrease your risk of an injury while at the gym. 1) Warm-up Properly Nothing will increase your risk for an injury like… Read more