Video Replays Affect Soccer Refs' Thinking

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Anyone watching 2018 World Cup Soccer has to marvel at the referees’ quick thinking. But slow-motion video playbacks may alter their ultimate decision, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed 88 elite soccer referees’ responses to videos of fouls. The refs handed out harsher penalties when they reviewed player…

Exercise May Ease Inflammation Tied to Obesity

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Bicycling or other regular exercise may help reduce harmful inflammation in obese people, a new study suggests. Physical activity tames inflammation by changing blood characteristics, according to a team led by Dr. Michael De Lisio, of the University of Ottawa in Canada. Chronic inflammation is behind many of…