Player Athleticism Increases Head Impact Exposure in Youth Football
A study of youth league football players by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine found that higher vertical jumping ability and faster times in speed and agility drills were generally associated with higher head impact exposure, especially in games as compared to practices.
Diet’s Effect on Gut Bacteria Could Play Role in Reducing Alzheimer’s Risk
Following a certain type of diet could affect the gut microbiome in ways that decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Slow Age-Related Brain Damage
Intensively controlling a person’s blood pressure was more effective at slowing the accumulation of white matter lesions in the brain than standard treatment of high blood pressure, according to a nationwide study.
Implanted Muscle Fiber Fragments Could Help Heal Injuries, Treat Urinary Incontinence
Researchers have developed a “point-of-care” processing method to create uniformly sized muscle fiber fragments that could be implanted into tissue to restore function to treat muscle loss due to traumatic injury or congenital defects.
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