Legal and ethical factors that affect NFL players’ health

The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University today released a set of legal and ethical recommendations to address a series of structural factors that affect NFL player health. The Football Players Health Study is a research initiative composed of several ongoing studies examining the health and wellbeing of NFL players. The newly released report, nearly 500 pages long, is based on analysis performed over two years by researchers from The Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School, and is unprecedented both in scope and focus. This is the first comprehensive…

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Supply factors pull oil prices lower early Friday

The prospects of growing supplies of oil on the market offset the latest OPEC chatter on rebalancing efforts to push oil prices lower in early Friday trading. Oil drifted around in volatile trading Thursday as key economic indicators bounced off underlying questions about the gap between oil supplies and global demand. Libya and Nigeria, two struggling members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, are showing signs of recovery at a time when there are indications that global economic growth is slowing down. The price for Brent crude oil was…

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Obesity Genes And Lifestyle Factors Interact To Elevate Risk Of Disorder, Research Says

Certain genes associated with obesity in addition to environmental and lifestyle factors increase the risk of obesity, according to new research. The findings showed that bad eating habits alone do not contribute to the disorder. In a bid to find out whether lifestyle factors and obesity genes elevate the chances of the disorder, researchers examined data of 120,000 people. The research was presented at the ongoing European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Munich. Researchers looked into socioeconomic status of the participants and their lifestyle aspects including daily television watching…

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