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…

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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…

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Stigma Adds to Burden of Type 1 Diabetes

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Michael Wright was just 16 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and although his friends supported him, he always felt different. “I would do my injections and testing in private [in another room or even the bathroom] to avoid having conversations about diabetes with people,” he…

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