November 13, 2013 4:27 pm
Proponents of initiation rites and hazing say that the traditions build character and team unity. Still, Power and other experts agree that hazing should never be condoned.
October 28, 2013 7:29 pm
Concussed kids should take time off from schoolwork, easing back into academics with the help of a recovery team, according to new pediatric guidelines presented here.
August 6, 2013 2:11 pm
Safe Kids Worldwide survey of emergency room visits shows more than a million times a year, or about every 25 seconds, a young athlete visits a hospital emergency room for a sports-related injury.
July 22, 2013 4:16 pm
‘Performance-enhancing drugs are really just natural substances that are present in the body’, Savulescu says. ‘[Taking them is] just modifying physiology and it would be crazy to set limits to it.’
March 18, 2013 5:04 pm
There is medicine, and then there is National Football League medicine, and the practice of the two isn’t always the same.
January 23, 2013 4:08 pm
Lance Armstrong’s sad saga of doping and lying is over, allowing us to turn our attention to a far more important issue arising from the Armstrong era: what to do about the rise of ever more potent bio-enhancers in sports. Dr. Magnus and others challenge the idea that the use of certain enhancers is inherently cheating.
January 10, 2013 1:44 pm
Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.
January 7, 2013 6:26 pm
A new study of NFL players adds to the evidence that repeated head blows absorbed during a football career could lead to changes in the brain that affect the athletes’ behavior.
December 6, 2012 9:00 pm
Cyclists who dope themselves with EPO may not gain any performance advantage even though they are putting their health at risk, scientists said on Thursday.
October 29, 2012 4:59 pm
Although sporting world records continue to be set, the improvements are getting smaller, suggesting that human athletic performance is reaching its limit. As athletes move ever closer to this performance ceiling, the search for ways of identifying and developing future champions grows increasingly frenetic, and debate returns, inevitably, to the perennial question of whether winners are born or made.