Concussions News

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9/14/2016
Antidepressant Might Prevent Depression Following Brain Injury

Small study suggests the approach could work, but experts say larger trials are needed

9/13/2016
New Approach Helps Ease Teens' Stubborn Concussion Symptoms

Kids with lingering effects may need talk therapy, too, study suggests

9/8/2016
Concussion Video Kicks Off NFL Season

Sent to every player, it describes return-to-play rules and how to recognize when to seek help

8/24/2016
Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effects

Early head trauma linked to psychiatric, financial issues as adults, study finds

8/24/2016
Youth Football and Head Trauma Risk

Football tackling/blocking drills pose highest injury risk, study finds.

8/23/2016
Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice

But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

8/22/2016
Head Injury Screening Tests Approved

Assess brain function after possible concussions

8/5/2016
Brief Return of Concussion Symptoms Normal Part of Recovery: Study

It's not a setback, pediatric specialist says

7/27/2016
Safer Heads Prevail With New High School Football Rule

When full-contact practices were limited, blows to the head dropped, study found

7/18/2016
Concussion Study Shows Player-to-Player Hits Most Damaging

Running longer before the contact happens also spells more trouble

7/11/2016
Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids

Report can't determine whether trend signals more injuries or more diagnoses

6/29/2016
Concussions Strike 1 in 3 Water Polo Players

Average was just over 2 per person, and study found they were more common among females

6/20/2016
Almost 2 Million U.S. Kids Get Concussions a Year: Study

Estimate is still likely low, specialist says

6/20/2016
Concussion Dangers in Childhood

Most kids who suffer sports or recreation-related concussions are not diagnosed in heath care settings, new study finds.

5/31/2016
Kids' Concussion Rates May Be Higher Than Thought

Study finds that most cases are first tended to at doctors' offices, not hospital ERs

5/20/2016
Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries

Study suggests need for 'return-to-learn' guidelines

5/20/2016
Delayed Treatment for Concussion May Prolong Recovery

College athletes not evaluated immediately were sidelined 5 days longer, study found

5/11/2016
Study: Ex-NFL Players Aren't at Greater Risk for Suicide

Rate was lower than would be expected among the general population, researchers say

5/2/2016
High School Football Players Suffer More Symptoms After Concussion: Study

Meanwhile, youth league players most likely to return to field less than 24 hours after head injury

5/2/2016
Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S.

ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

4/27/2016
Sleep Doesn't Come Easy to Those With Brain Injuries

And that may affect daytime performance at work or school, research suggests

4/20/2016
Previous Mental Distress May Slow Concussion Recovery

If 'psychosomatic symptoms' were present before head injury, it took twice as long for most athletes to get better, study found

4/11/2016
Study Suggests Brain Damage in 40 Percent of Ex-NFL Players

More than 42 percent also exhibit problems with thinking and memory, researchers say

3/31/2016
Cold Weather Can Spike Football Injuries, Study Finds

NFL concussions and ankle injuries more likely in lower temperatures, Canadian researchers say

3/28/2016
Study: Blood Test May Help Diagnose Concussions

Tell-tale protein can be found in blood as long as a week after a head injury, research suggests

3/7/2016
Football's Concussion-Prevention Efforts May Be Spurring More Leg Injuries

Study suggests college rules to lessen head injuries might be causing more knee, ankle problems

3/4/2016
Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens

High schools should have athletic trainers check players' head gear for proper fit, doctor says

3/1/2016
Pricier Football Helmets Don't Offer Extra Protection: Report

Lab test ratings also a poor guide to whether helmet can shield high school players, researchers say

2/8/2016
Study Links Concussion to Higher Risk of Later Suicide

But while researchers found an association, they didn't prove cause-and-effect

2/5/2016
2/3/2016
Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?

Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions

1/8/2016
Illegal Hits Play Big Role in Youth Ice Hockey Concussions: Study

Training kids to follow the rules may reduce odds of these head injuries, experts say

1/4/2016
College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma

Early death of Michael Keck provides researchers rare window to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy

1/3/2016
New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015

Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

1/2/2016
How You Can Protect Your Children From Brain Injury

Emergency room doctors treating growing number of kids for concussions suffered while riding bikes and skateboards

12/31/2015
Could Football Practices Without Helmets Help Prevent Concussions?

Without protection, players learn to guard their heads, research suggests

12/23/2015
Slight Signs of Lingering Brain Damage Seen in Young Athletes After Concussion

But study did not prove concussion caused minor differences detected in scans, thinking tests

12/21/2015
Americans Growing More Concerned About Head Injuries in Football

Limiting aggressive tackles one option favored by many, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

12/15/2015
Scans Show Many Injured U.S. Vets May Have Brain 'Scarring'

Injuries largely caused by bombs in war zones, researchers say

12/10/2015
Concussions Are Biggest Health Risk to Cheerleaders

As sport becomes more competitive, stunts become more dangerous, but injury rates still low, study finds

12/3/2015
Playing Contact Sports in Youth May Raise Risk for Degenerative Brain Disease

Study suggests that vulnerability to CTE not limited to professional football players

11/30/2015
After Concussion Symptoms Fade, Slowed Blood Flow in Brain May Persist

But preliminary study doesn't determine whether that is cause for concern, experts say

11/25/2015
Football Great Frank Gifford Had Brain Disease

Hall of Famer passed away in August at 84; CTE diagnosis can only be made after death

11/20/2015
New 'Collar' Aims to Help Shield Brain From Concussion

Device boosts brain fluid to create a cushioning effect, developers say

11/11/2015
Brain Scans May Reveal Which Coma Patients Will Recover

But study was small and more research is needed before technique can be used to guide patient care, author says

11/10/2015
Study Finds Blood Test May Detect Concussion in Kids

Could help reduce the number of CT scans, and the radiation exposure they bring, experts say

10/26/2015
Limiting Tackling Limits Concussions: Study

Brain injury rate twice as high in seasons where tackling wasn't limited during practices

10/6/2015
Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults

Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

8/21/2015
Preteen Football Tied to Brain Changes in Retired NFL Players: Study

Repeated blows to the head in youth may cause structural disruptions, researcher says

7/13/2015
Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study

Enforcing rules that limit aggressive body contact would be more effective, researcher says