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Article ID: 697431

Military Personnel Show Brain Changes Similar to Those Seen in Retired Football Players with Suspected Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Molecular tracer combined with PET scans show locations and concentrations of abnormal proteins associated with degenerative brain disease

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For Professional Baseball Players, Faster Hand-Eye Coordination Linked to Batting Performance

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Professional baseball players who score higher on a test of hand-eye coordination have better batting performance – particularly in drawing walks and other measures of "plate discipline," reports a study in the July issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Article ID: 697524

As We Get Parched, Cognition Can Sputter, Dehydration Study Says

Georgia Institute of Technology

Getting parched can fuzz attentiveness and make it harder to solve problems. Dehydration can easily put a dent in those and other cognitive functions, a new metadata analysis of multiple studies shows. Researchers at Georgia Tech are particularly interested in possible ramifications for people who toil in the heat around heavy equipment or military hardware.

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17-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697441

Olympian Trades Silver Medal for Gold Bars

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Josephine Pucci, a member of the 2014 silver medal-winning U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey team will once again be representing her country – this time wearing the gold. Pucci, a New York native and co-founder of The Headway Foundation, will don the gold bars and uniform of an Army 2nd Lieutenant as a first-year military medical student at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences starting in August 2018.

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    12-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 697135

Concussion May Bring Greater Risks for Athletes with ADHD

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Athletes who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at greater risk for experiencing persistent anxiety and depression after a concussion than people who do not have ADHD, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis, July 20 to 22, 2018. ADHD is a brain disorder that affects attention and behavior.

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9-Jul-2018 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697383

Soccer Headers May Cause Balance Problems

University of Delaware

Soccer players who head the ball may be more likely to experience balance problems, suggesting that repetitive head impacts could have the potential to cause subtle neurological deficits not previously known, a new study shows.

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12-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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UChicago Medicine, Chicago Sky break the Guinness World Record for largest basketball lesson

University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine and the WNBA Chicago Sky officially broke the Guinness World Record for the largest basketball lesson, which took place during this year’s inaugural #ChicagoFit Health and Fitness Festival.

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12-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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    11-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 697137

Soccer Headers May Be Linked to Balance Problems

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Soccer players who head the ball more often may be more likely to have balance problems than players who do not head the ball as often, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis July 20 to 22, 2018.

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Article ID: 697270

England's Potential World Cup Glory may Shape Country's Attitude on Brexit, says ASU Professor

Arizona State University (ASU)

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10-Jul-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697206

ACSM and Wellcoaches Expand Partnership to Deliver Industry-leading Coaching & Behavior Change Programs

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Wellcoaches Corporation (Wellcoaches) will expand their partnership to deliver two cobranded programs to those working in the fitness and wellness professions.

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10-Jul-2018 9:50 AM EDT
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