Soccer 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

9/19/2017
Focus on Just One Sport Can Mean Stress for Girls

Study of soccer players shows diversity of activity might help

9/19/2017
Girl Soccer Players Take More Chances After Concussions

They're more likely than boys to return to play, research shows

6/27/2017
6 Out of 7 Possible Concussions May Have Been Missed in 2014 World Cup

Players should be assessed using soccer group's international recommendations

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

6/9/2017
Sharp Eyes Can Make Soccer Players Sharp Shooters

They outperform non-athletes on certain vision tests, study says

5/12/2017
Athletes With ADHD Favor Team Competition

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

3/15/2017
Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions?

Girls' soccer had rates that exceeded boys' football in 2015, 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

2/15/2017
Small Study Uncovers Brain Disease in Former Soccer Players

Autopsies show evidence of CTE, the degenerative condition linked to repetitive head trauma

2/1/2017
'Heading' Soccer Ball Not Smart for the Brain

It's tied to higher concussion risk in players, study finds

1/14/2017
Pediatricians Offer Heads-Up for Preventing Soccer Injuries

Sprains and strains are common on the field

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

10/21/2016
1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

9/12/2016
Rate of Youth Soccer Injuries More Than Doubled in 25 Years

Concussion rate jumped almost 1,600 percent in same time period, study found

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

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

4/20/2016
Previous Mental Distress May Slow Concussion Recovery

If 'psychosomatic symptoms' were present before head injury, it took twice as long for most athletes to get better, study found

12/10/2015
Football Leads in College Sports Injuries, But Wrestling Most Dangerous

Study finds more than 47,000 football injuries per year, with games more hazardous than practices

11/2/2015
Weight, Exercise May Affect Children's Thinking Skills

Kids who participate in dance or sports better able to pay attention and solve problems, research suggests

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

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

8/18/2015
Gender Doesn't Influence Hamstring Strain Recovery Time

Study finds male, female college soccer players get better in about a week

7/13/2015
Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study

Enforcing rules that limit aggressive body contact would be more effective, researcher 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

9/28/2014
Avoid the Fall Sports Injury Trap

Most common injuries come from overuse, experts say

8/28/2014
Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows

Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

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

6/27/2014
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

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

3/5/2014
For Many College Athletes, the Payoff Is Lifelong Disabilities: Study

They were more likely to have physical and emotional problems later in life than non-athletes, researchers found

2/26/2014
Quick Vision Test May Help Spot Concussions on Sidelines

Combined with two other simple screenings, all cases of head injury were caught, researchers report

2/21/2014
'Heading' Soccer Ball Can Damage Brain, Study Says

Researchers urge more study of long-term effects on thinking, memory

1/20/2014
Concussions Common in Middle School Girls Playing Soccer: Study

Many continue to play through symptoms, increasing risk of second injury, experts say

11/13/2013
Time of Month May Affect Women's Concussion Recovery

Small study found those injured during 2 weeks before menstrual period healed more slowly

11/7/2013
New Ligament Discovered in Human Knee

Surgeons say their findings on 'anterolateral' ligament may advance treatment of athletic injuries

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

Errant catches can lead to serious trauma, study found

6/11/2013
Heading Soccer Balls Tied to Damaging Brain Changes

Doing it a lot may increase risk of memory problems in adult soccer players, study says

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

3/19/2013
Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds

However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade

3/18/2013
New Guidelines Raise Safety Bar on Concussions

If head trauma is suspected, health care professional should determine it is safe to return to play, recommendations say

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

Make sure they fit and work properly

2/26/2013
Soccer Kicks Up Activity Level of Overweight Kids: Study

After-school program got the heaviest children moving more

2/22/2013
New Soccer Goal: Lowering Blood Pressure

Adults who play regularly may reduce hypertension, study finds

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

11/13/2012
Can Playing Soccer Lead to Brain Damage?

Small study sees changes in white matter; parents shouldn't worry about their kids, experts say

10/1/2012
Health Tip: Gear Up for Safe Soccer

Stay in shape to help prevent injury

9/8/2012
Experts Offer Tips to Help Keep Fall Sports Injury Free

Football, soccer, volleyball players urged to take proper safety measures

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