Concussions News

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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

6/26/2015
School Coaches Often Ill-Equipped to Spot, Manage Concussions

Better education recommended, especially at youth and middle school levels

6/18/2015
High School Football Players May Be at Doubled Risk of Migraine

Head injuries likely play a role in these headaches, second study suggests

5/22/2015
Rugby Player's Head Injuries Linked to Brain Decline

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy was diagnosed after his death at age 57

5/18/2015
Serious Concussions Linked to Memory Problems in Retired NFL Players

Study found those who had lost consciousness during football career were more likely to show brain damage

5/12/2015
Brain Injury Linked to Raised Risk of Road Rage

Understanding how head trauma affects driving behavior could help improve traffic safety, study says

5/11/2015
Concussion May Hurt School Performance for a While

Several weeks of academic accommodations might be needed, experts say

5/4/2015
Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says

Limiting player-to-player contact may reduce risk of head trauma, experts say

4/28/2015
Women's Brains May Have Tougher Time Recovering From Concussion

MRI study suggests working memory doesn't bounce back quickly as it does in men

3/20/2015
For Safety's Sake: A Young Star Player Quits Pro Football...

... As many re-examine the health risks posed by America's favorite sport

2/25/2015
Safety Add-Ons for Football Helmets May Not Cut Concussion Risk

Crash dummy testing found extra padding, strips and treatments didn't make much difference on impact

1/30/2015
More Evidence That Boxing Can Lead to Brain Damage

Repeated blows to head tied to changes seen on MRIs, lower test scores, study finds

1/29/2015
Eye Tracking May Help to Spot Concussions Quickly

Simple technique offers possible way to assess brain injury severity, study says

1/28/2015
Study Suggests Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks

Former pros who played before age of 11 showed greater deficits in memory and thinking skills

1/27/2015
Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL Players

Researchers found differences and evidence of damage in areas of brain related to recall

1/5/2015
Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions

Two days proved more effective than five days in small study of teens

12/22/2014
Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds

Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too

12/1/2014
High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion

Small study suggests that blows to the head in a typical season might alter brain