Fiona the hippo knows who will win Super Bowl 2018. This is science.
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Research into training, helmet technology and concussion treatment is striving to make football safer, but will it be enough?
There's nothing quite like the rush of seeing your favorite sports team pull off a win at the last second.
Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), but how did his condition progress so quickly?
Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez had a severe form of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died earlier this year, a new analysis of his brain shows.
A recent study that showed that 110 of 111 brains of deceased NFL players had a serious brain disease raised concerns once again about concussions. But there's a lot we still need to know.
Some emergency-medicine doctors want to banish the phrase "dry drowning" because the term doesn't actually refer to any medically accepted conditions.
A 4-year-old boy in Texas died recently, nearly a week after he went swimming, from what his parents were told was "dry drowning."
If you still need to get in shape this year, don't fret — the balmy days of summer provide a great opportunity for exercising outdoors.
Tennis star Serena Williams hinted today that she may be pregnant, but is it safe for her to continue serving up hard hits on the court while she's expecting?
Testing to see if someone peed in the pool just got a little bit sweeter: Scientists in Canada have developed a new way to test for urine, and it involves measuring how sweet the water is.
Seattle Seahawks fans’ enthusiastic stamping during a Jan. 7 game helped seismologists test equipment that measure earthquakes.
It might not be obvious to those who spend Saturdays cheering on their alma mater on the gridiron, but playing college football is linked to changes that negatively affect the heart.
In the hunt for the fastest swimming technique, new research shows that the fingers play a key role.