Simple Spit Test Could Diagnose Concussions
Simple Spit Test Could Diagnose Concussions
A noninvasive saliva test accurately identified concussions in a study of hundreds of rugby players.
Simple Spit Test Could Diagnose Concussions
Simple Spit Test Could Diagnose Concussions

A noninvasive saliva test accurately identified concussions in a study of hundreds of rugby players.

A noninvasive saliva test accurately identified concussions in a study of hundreds of rugby players.

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Extreme Exercise Carries Metabolic Consequences: Study
Extreme Exercise Carries Metabolic Consequences: Study
Shawna Williams | Mar 23, 2021
Healthy people put through high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, displayed insulin resistance and mitochondrial dysfunction after working out excessively.
Non-Concussive Head Hits Influence the Brain’s Microstructure
Non-Concussive Head Hits Influence the Brain’s Microstructure
Lisa Winter | Oct 1, 2020
Comparing the brain scans of high-impact rugby players with those of athletes in noncontact sports, such as rowing and swimming, revealed tiny, yet significant, differences in the brain’s white matter.
College Athletes Experienced Heart Damage After COVID-19: Study
College Athletes Experienced Heart Damage After COVID-19: Study
Amanda Heidt | Sep 14, 2020
Images of the players’ hearts showed signs of inflammation consistent with myocarditis, a rare but potentially fatal condition.
The Race to Nab Cheating Athletes
The Race to Nab Cheating Athletes
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2019
Anti-doping organizations are constantly developing new tests to catch athletes trying to boost their performance in increasingly sophisticated ways.
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
Jef Akst | May 28, 2019
A comparison of thousands of former athletes in the two sports finds that NFL players were more likely than MLB players to die from cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, in particular.
Athletes’ Microbiomes Differ from Nonathletes
Athletes’ Microbiomes Differ from Nonathletes
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2017
Researchers are beginning to uncover a link between activity level and the microbial makeup of one’s gut.
Anti-doping Lab Set for Olympics
Jef Akst | Jan 19, 2012
The most high-tech laboratory in the history of the Olympic Games is prepared to begin athlete testing in London.
Punch Drunk
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2011
After a concussion forces him to retire, a former pro-wrestler starts an institute to study the neurological effects of repeated brain injuries.
Don’t Dope, Athletes
Jef Akst | Sep 14, 2011
New doping tests that could be used at the 2012 London Olympics should ward off cheaters better than ever before.