Older people with diabetes and memory problems would benefit from using wearable glucose monitors, a study suggests.
Referees’ chief Mike Riley is set to argue the case for continuing to use pitchside monitors sparingly when he makes a VAR presentation to Premier League chairmen on Thursday.
Children under the age of 11 should avoid heading the ball, according to new advice for clubs from the Scottish Youth Football Association (SYFA).
The Premier League is looking into whether academy players of a certain age should be banned from heading a football and have emailed all 20 clubs in the wake of a recent study into the link between the sport and dementia.
An expert group has been set up to investigate whether concussion substitutes could be introduced to football.
Football must immediately ban heading for children 14 and under and permanently substitute any player who has suffered a head injury, according to former player Lenny Johnrose.
Football Association chairman Greg Clarke hopes concussion substitutes are introduced to the game “as quickly as possible” in the wake of a report which found a higher incidence of neurodegenerative disease among former footballers than in the general population.
Jeff Astle’s daughter was “staggered” to learn of a new study’s findings that former footballers are approximately three and a half times more likely to die from neurodegenerative disease than the general population.
Former footballers are approximately three and a half times more likely to die from neurodegenerative disease than the general population, according to a new study.
A study commissioned by the Football Association and the Professional Footballers’ Association published on Monday has established a link between football and dementia, 17 years after Jeff Astle died with what a coroner described as an “industrial injury”.
Former England striker Chris Sutton has accused Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor of failing his members and their families over the issue of dementia.