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New research details impacts of youth football on the brain

New research details impacts of youth football on the brain

Health
Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Just a single season on the gridiron is enough to trigger measurable changes in the brains of some school-age football players.After a year of playing football, researchers found student athletes with a history of concussion and high impact exposure experience change to their default mode network, a neural network most active during wakeful rest. Decreased DMN connectivity has been associated with both traumatic brain injuries and mental disorders."The DMN exists in the deep gray matter areas of the brain," Elizabeth M. Davenport, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's O'Donnell Brain Institute, said in a news release. "It includes structures that activate when we are awake and engaging in introspection or processing emotions, wh...
European Football Show Podcast on talkSPORT 2, November 23 2017

European Football Show Podcast on talkSPORT 2, November 23 2017

Sports
European Football Show Podcast on talkSPORT 2, November 23 2017Friday, November 24, 2017Andy Brassell and Paolo Bandini round up the week’s football stories from across Europe and round up the Champions League and Europa League action.Plus they look ahead to the big matches around the continent this weekend including the top of the table clash between Valencia and Barcelona in Spain and the Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke.Let's block ads! (Why?)
'Fantastic coach' David Moyes will bring attractive football back to West Ham, says former Everton star Leon Osman

'Fantastic coach' David Moyes will bring attractive football back to West Ham, says former Everton star Leon Osman

Sports
David Moyes is the new West Ham bossTuesday, November 7, 2017Leon Osman insists David Moyes can still cut it in the Premier League and has backed his former Everton boss to be big hit as West Ham manager.Moyes’ appointment was confirmed by the Hammers on Tuesday morning, with the Scot succeeding sacked boss Slaven Bilic and signing a contract until the end of the season.But the club’s choice has not gone down well with fans.The Hammers are struggling at the bottom of the Premier League after just two wins from their opening 11 games and, having failed to keep Sunderland in the top flight in his previous role, few believe Moyes is the right man for the job.Osman, however, insists the Scot is no stranger to attractive football, saying he developed Everton into one of the Premier League’s mos