Basketball Health News

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9/26/2017
20 Percent of U.S. Teens May Have Had a Concussion

Contact sports is a leading reason why, study contends

6/9/2017
NBA Players' Late-Night Tweets May Be Bad for Their Game: Study

Those who posted turned in a poorer performance the next day; lack of sleep the likely culprit

6/9/2017
Boys More Likely to Hide a Concussion Than Girls

Study of high school athletes suggests fear of looking 'weak' might play a role

5/12/2017
Athletes With ADHD Favor Team Competition

They're more likely to play contact sports like football, lacrosse and hockey, study finds

2/28/2017
Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes

Why remains unclear, researchers say

2/15/2017
Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

11/24/2016
Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys

As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

10/27/2016
Athletes Can Be Champs at Fighting Skin Infections

Watch out for shared equipment and mats as sources of fungi, bacteria and viruses

7/18/2016
3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes

Pediatricians' group urges members to watch out for the 'female triad'

2/24/2016
NBA Players Putting Their Hearts Into Medical Research

Findings on differences in structure, function may offer clues to high rates of cardiac arrest among these elite athletes

12/3/2015
Playing Contact Sports in Youth May Raise Risk for Degenerative Brain Disease

Study suggests that vulnerability to CTE not limited to professional football players

9/25/2015
Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries

Children need breaks from playing to avoid overuse injuries, orthopedic surgeon says

10/9/2014
Contact Sports Boost Spread of 'Superbug' Germs, Study Says

College athletes advised to practice good hygiene, and to stop sharing towels, razors

8/15/2014
Exercise Helps Protect Black Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

Research confirms findings previously noted for whites

8/4/2014
Abuse of Prescription Painkillers on the Rise Among High School Athletes: Survey

Teen football players use the most illegal drugs, research shows

6/28/2014
Prepare for Summer Sports to Avoid Injury

Wear appropriate footwear, vary your activities, and stretch and warm-up, advises expert

6/27/2014
Winning Attitude on the Field Translates to Career Success

Former high school athletes seen as having more self-confidence and leadership abilities, study finds

4/28/2014
Training Programs Protect Young Athletes From ACL Tears: Report

Knee ligament injuries are rising among kids in sports, especially girls, experts say

4/23/2014
Athletic Trainers First Line of Treatment for Young Basketballers: Study

Many high school athletes assessed for sprains, strains outside the hospital

3/21/2014
Basketball's Fitness Benefits a Sure Bet

Shooting hoops beats watching 'March Madness' when it comes to your health, expert says

3/15/2014
Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis

Small study followed up on young people who underwent procedure to repair torn ligament

1/24/2014
Shoulders Take a Pounding in High School Football

Wrestling was distant second in large study of interscholastic sports

10/7/2013
Star Athletes Often Endorse Junk Food, Study Says

Sugar-packed 'sports drinks' among products hawked in lucrative ad campaigns

8/7/2013
Fitness Club Best Place for Cardiac Arrest Survival: Study

Availability of automated external defibrillator may be key.

7/6/2013
Baseballs, Softballs Often to Blame for Kids' Facial Fractures

Errant catches can lead to serious trauma, study found

6/25/2013
ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury, Study Says

Author says contact sports should be avoided; another expert disagrees

4/20/2013
Young Athletes Urged to Use Face-Protecting Gear

Mouth guards, helmets and face shields can save teeth and more, experts say

4/19/2013
Focus on One Sport Raises Young Athletes' Injury Risk: Study

Kids should not spend more hours than their age training for a sport each week, researchers say

3/22/2013
Sports Gamblers Wrongly Bet on Their Sense of Control: Study

Experience, knowledge of basketball won't help their 'March Madness' record, researcher says

3/11/2013
3/7/2013
Health Tip: Invest in Protective Eyewear for Sports

Make sure they fit and work properly

11/26/2012
Cardiac Screening for All Young Athletes Carries Big Price Tag: Study

More than $10 million to save one life in U.S., but critic asks why it needs to cost so much

10/9/2012
Kids With Hemophilia Should Be Active, But Avoid Risky Sports: Study

Non-contact activities safest, allowing children to enjoy exercise, experts say

8/8/2012
Too Much Travel May Be Tough on Olympians

Study finds traveling across more than five time zones to compete raises chances of illness

7/23/2012
Pre-Season Fitness Not a Factor in Collegiate Sports Injury Risk

But gender, type of sport played are, Canadian researchers report

6/30/2012
Young Athletes Face Unhealthy Food Choices, Parents Say

Junk food, fast food are part of youth sports routine, study finds

5/14/2012
Some Sports May Help Protect Men's Bones

Basketball, volleyball, soccer helped young men stave off density loss, study suggests

1/28/2012
Mathematical Model Suggests When to Shoot in Basketball

Players should take their time, but not too long, study contends

12/20/2011
Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes

Testing of all athletes, not just Division I players, and safe training methods required, researchers say

11/7/2011
Specialized Warm-Up May Reduce Girls' Knee Injuries

Teams that practiced 'neuromuscular' training had lower injury rate, study finds

10/31/2011
Stomach Bug Easily Passed Among Pro Sports Teams: Report

CDC researchers urge athletes, staff to take steps to prevent spread of norovirus

7/28/2011
Coaches Can Play Big Role in How Kids Feel About Sports

Best ones foster team spirit, encourage kids to strive for personal best, study finds

7/25/2011
Teen Athletes at Greater Risk for Osteoarthritis: Study

Those playing high-intensity sports more than 10 times as likely to have impaired hip function

7/8/2011
Ankle Braces May Protect Young Basketball Players

Study found they reduced the number of sprains and fractures high school athletes suffer

7/7/2011
Men Seem More Likely Than Women to Develop Hole in Knee Cartilage

Damage, which tends to occur after ACL injury, raises risk for osteoarthritis, researchers say

7/1/2011
College Players' Hoop Dreams May Get Boost From Extra Zzz's

Catching 10 hours of sleep each night had on-court advantages, study finds

5/5/2011
Cardiac Arrest Less Deadly in Exercise Facilities, Study Finds

50% of victims survived, compared with 36% in other indoor public places

5/4/2011
Football Legend Steve Young Urges Kids, Parents to Play It Safe

Experts offer tips on how to help prevent youth sports injuries

3/14/2011
Betting During March Madness May Make the Games Less Fun

Enjoyment gets lost in the wagering, even for those who pick a winner, researcher says

12/17/2010
Sickle Cell May Be Hidden Danger to Young Athletes

Two young football players have died this year from condition known as exertional sickling