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2012-11-13 13:37:08

A new study conducted by researchers at Hasbro Children's Hospital, the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Fairfax (VA) County Public Schools, and Boston Children's Hospital has found that high school field hockey players competing in states with mandated protective eyewear have significantly lower rates of head, eye, and facial injuries when compared to players who compete in states without protective eyewear mandates. Each...

2012-05-17 09:57:45

A new study suggests that head impacts experienced during contact sports such as football and hockey may worsen some college athletes' ability to acquire new information. The research is published in the May 16, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study involved college athletes at three Division I schools and compared 214 athletes in contact sports to 45 athletes in non-contact sports such as track, crew and Nordic skiing at...

2005-10-17 12:59:44

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's minister for sport said on Monday the country planned to keep its decades-old ban on professional boxing as it seeks to regulate more tightly all forms of contact sport. Sweden is one of the few countries, along with Cuba and Norway, to ban pro-boxing on health grounds. A new law is being proposed by the Justice Ministry which introduces a system of permits for sports which involve hitting someone's head. "We have had a ban on professional boxing for 30...