Concussions News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/31/2017
Tamer Version of Youth Football Looks to Address Safety Concerns

It would feature fewer players, smaller fields and less contact, USA Football officials say

1/13/2017
Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's

But study didn't prove head injuries cause the degenerative brain disease

1/5/2017
Kids With Concussion Need Vision Check Before Return to School

Lingering eye problems linked to poorer academic performance

12/23/2016
Concussion and Exercise

Exercise in week after concussion may help kids' recovery, study suggests

12/22/2016
New Approach to Concussion Diagnosis

Ability to process sound provides clues about brain injury, researchers say

12/20/2016
Rest May Not Be Best for Kids After Concussion

Study suggests light activity may help speed recovery

12/12/2016
Was Football Safer Back in the Day?

Study found those who played in high school in 1950s and '60s don't face increased risk of dementia

12/2/2016
Brain Harm May Last Long After College Football Players' Final Game

Small study found evidence of cortical thinning years later

11/28/2016
Researchers Explore Way to Detect Brain Injury in NFL Players

The goal: to spot early signs of concussion-related head trauma

11/11/2016
Blood Test May Someday Diagnose Concussion

Small study suggests markers in the blood might spot when brain injury has occurred

11/7/2016
Few States Have Plans for Kids Returning to Class After Concussion

Students need an appropriate return to mental work, doctors say

11/7/2016
Concussion Recovery and Learning

Few laws in place for post-concussion return to class, according to new study.

11/3/2016
More Years Playing Football, Greater Risk of Brain Disease: Study

Researchers track link between concussion-related inflammation and degenerative CTE

10/24/2016
Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football

Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful

10/21/2016
1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

9/16/2016
Parents' Use of Outdated Advice May Slow Concussion Recovery

Once-recommended practices such as waking a sleeping child for periodic checks can delay healing, expert says

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