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Olympic Boxing May Damage The Brain
2012-04-23 09:28:27

Olympic boxers can exhibit changes in brain fluids after bouts, which indicates nerve cell damage. This is shown in a study of 30 top-level Swedish boxers that was conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in collaboration with the Swedish Boxing Federation, published in PLoS ONE. It has been debated for quite some time whether Olympic boxing (amateur boxing) is hazardous to the brain. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, joined...

2012-04-02 23:02:15

Fitness franchise CKO Kickboxing launches 10 weeks to your ultimate body program to help members lose weight and tone up for summer. Morris County, N.J (PRWEB) April 03, 2012 Fitness franchise giant CKO Kickboxing is participating in a 10 Week Inter-Gym Challenge. "This Inter-Gym Challenge is a motivational competition that will challenge participants to reach their health and fitness goals," says CKO Kickboxing franchise owner Isaac Beal. During the challenge, challengers will be...

2012-03-02 08:00:00

The Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association (MMACA) blog now includes a new “Certified Coaches” feature. The blog gives certified MMA coaches a place to share mixed martial arts knowledge. (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 Recently expanding its blog to include a new feature on certified mixed martial arts coaches, the Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association´s (MMACA) blog now highlights coaches, success stories and new sources of education on mixed martial arts strength and...

2012-02-09 18:34:01

Preliminary analysis Boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) carry risks of head and neck injuries. Padded gloves and headgear are designed to lessen these risks, primarily those resulting from linear acceleration. But what about other types of impact? To date there has been little testing of rotational acceleration or rotational velocity, and no current rotational head injury scoring system. Knowing that rotational acceleration, rotational velocity, and combined linear-rotation impacts are...

2012-02-07 20:57:52

Head, neck impacts accumulate fastest in fighters who don't wear headgear; Protective padding especially important for young fighters The use of padded headgear and gloves reduces the impact that fighters absorb from hits to the head, according to newly published research from Cleveland Clinic. In their biomechanics lab at Cleveland Clinic's Lutheran Hospital, the researchers replicated hook punches to the head using a crash test dummy and a pendulum. The impacts were measured under...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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