Brendan Johnson

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Is It Time We Start Labeling Foods With Calorie Burn Times?

Earlier in April, a study came out showing that the amount of obese people worldwide outnumbered the amount of underweight people for the first time. Now, to combat this epidemic, a public health body in the UK is arguing that we should label various foods with the amount of time it would take to …

A small study of retired NFL players finds big evidence of head trauma

A study of the brains of 40 retired National Football League players has found evidence that damage and impairment is widespread in those who have played the game professionally.<p>The study is small, but nonetheless one of the largest to examine the brains of former football players athletes while …

Analysing the Importance of Vincent Kompany to Manchester City

It’s difficult to quantify just how much Manchester City have been affected by Vincent Kompany’s injury problems this season.<p>The headline statistic offers some insight. In the 12 games he’s been involved in, City have kept seven clean sheets. In the 19 other matches, Manuel Pellegrini’s side have …

Dead college football player leaves clues of concussions' toll on brain

(Reuters Health) - A 25-year-old former college football player who sustained repeated hits to the head showed signs of brain damage after his death that may offer fresh clues about how concussions impact athletes, U.S. researchers report.<p>A football helmet's health warning sticker is pictured …

Concussion

The 'Concussion' Scientist Has A Radical Proposition For Football

Treat it like we treat alcohol, voting, cigarettes and sex.<p>In an op-ed for The New York Times published Monday, a forensic pathologist by the name of Bennet Omalu argued for a unique approach to football’s concussion crisis: Require children to reach the legal age of consent before they can play …

Scientists solve the urinal pee splash-back conundrum

What a urinal gives in size, convenience and quantity, it takes away in bouncing droplets of hot piss back onto your trousers and shoes. Researchers at Utah State University are hoping to remedy the problem that makes everyone think that you have a bladder control issue by redesigning the urinal …

Greening the game

American Football is a billion-dollar industry, so can making stadiums greener encourage sports fans to do the same?<p>Bringing tens of thousands of people together for a single sporting event has its inherent challenges when it comes to sustainability - from the traffic and waste generated to the …