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SPORTS MEDICINE in the News 17/08/17

Head injuries: What makes a tackle risky? + Head injuries in Rugby: The key evidence and law change advice + Concussion affecting young teens, pre-teens at higher rate than anyone else +Wayne Carey wants all pain-killing injections to be banned, claims it’s ‘performance-enhancing’ + Nicotine in sports: high use but little evidence of effects on performanceWhen Sports Injuries [...]

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SPORTS MEDICINE in the News 17/07/17

The future of sports ‘doping’ may be faecal transplants + Rhabdomyolysis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment + Concussions still able to 'slip through the net' despite advancement in treating head injuries + Why does it seem like nobody cares about female concussions? + Recovery Tips for Elite Athletes + "PROTECT YOUR BODIES": ADVICE TO FEMALE FOOTBALLERS + Sloane makes scary admission about [...]

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SPORTS MEDICINE in the News 30/06/17

AFL injury report: Games lost to concussion again on the rise + Explainer: what is traumatic brain injury? + Concussionometer Does Concussion Assessment In A Few Minutes + Denial and depression: recovering from long-term injury isn’t just about the body + 'I need help': Hall of Famer Warren Sapp has memory loss after NFL career + AFL players back new [...]

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SPORTS MEDICINE in the News 19/05/17

NRL competition committee to consider independent doctors for concussion + Explainer: How the rugby league concussion test works + Concussion, dementia and CTE: are we getting it very wrong? + Has rugby applied high tackle laws, or have referees stopped enforcing them? + There is no such thing as “just” concussion + Concussion in AFL remains a critical issue +AFLW [...]

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SPORTS MEDICINE in the News 06/04/17

Australian Rugby Union tackles concussion problem with blue card + Automotive Expertise to Tackle Concussions From The Turf Up + Girls' football has highest concussion rate of high school sports, study finds + Single sport focus before age 12 poses injury risk in young athletes + Concussion remains a time bomb for rugby league + AFL doctor reveals tricks of [...]

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SPORTS MEDICINE in the News 07/02/17

A-League players demand FFA adopts ‘safer’ kick off times in blazing heat +AFL to reduce artificial turf at Etihad Stadium following concerns over Daniel Menzel injury +Many kids still don’t report concussion symptoms +'Heading' Soccer Ball Not Smart for the Brain +Sleep for health and sports performance +

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SPORTS MEDICINE in the News 14/12/16

Football players 'not at higher risk of neurodegenerative disease' -Brain Harm May Last Long After College Football Players' Final Game -Sport concussion class action closer with website launch -Texas to Launch Largest Study of Youth Brain Injuries -Supreme Court leaves $1B NFL concussion settlement in place -Individual athletes more prone to depression -

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SPORTS MEDICINE in the News 12/12/16

Being Smart about Concussions -Increased knee injury risk shapes AFL Women's pre-season training -How to prevent injury from sport and exercise -Force players adopt new sleep, eat habits -Brumbies become test dummies at AIS to search for Super Rugby speed edge -Leading surgeon Richard Parkinson urges NRL to trial concussion sensors -

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SPORTS MEDICINE in the News 08/12/16

MRI Evidence of Neuropathic Changes in Former College Football Players. -AIS warns against genetic testing for talent ID in children - Running sounds contain clues for injury prevention -How a 50-year-old rule change is hurting Australia's pace bowlers -Concussion blood test could determine when athletes can return to sport -

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