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A new study finds that cities whose teams play in the Super Bowl have an increase in deaths due to flu among older adults that year.
A young man who played football in college had already developed a degenerative brain disease by the time he died at age 25 from a heart problem, according to a new report of his case.
The ancient, four-flippered plesiosaur didn't swim like a fish, whale or even an otter — but instead like a penguin, a new study finds.
In a new statement, a doctors group is outlining a series of recommendations to improve children's safety while participating in youth football leagues.
Most U.S. contact wearers engage in bad hygiene habits with their lenses that could increase the risk of eye infection, according to a new report.
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Elite women athletes are barred from high-level competitions if their testosterone levels are too high. But what levels are "normal?"
outbreak of a stomach bug in Oregon tied to swimming in a lake highlights a perhaps less obvious hazard of summer fun.
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