Category Archives: Study

Study: Rugby could provide an answer to safer football

In football, “decleating” an opponent – to knock them off their feet — is often cheered just as loud as a touchdown, and can just as quickly energize a team. But a big hit elicits a notably different type of response: not the pure jubilant applause that follows a score, big gain or third-down stop, but a sound that’s an expression of morbid entertainment as it is rooted in cheering — an appreciation of violent athleticism flexed between competitors.

Read more at herald-dispatch.com.

Certain football positions, longer careers increase risk of cognitive problems

Experts at Harvard Medical School are reporting that certain playing positions, as well as longer careers, can increase the long-term risk for serious cognitive problems among football players. The study may be the first of its kind to investigate the relationships between career length, position, and cognitive and mental health outcomes in professional football players.

Read more at earth.com.