Concussions News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

11/26/2014
Harm From Baseball Concussions May Linger, Study Finds

Batting skills often worse than normal after players return to sport

11/25/2014
Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention

Expert advises protective gear, and baseline concussion testing for athletes

11/1/2014
High School Football Players Aren't Well-Educated About Concussion

Young athletes may not understand possible consequences, study shows

10/27/2014
Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

10/10/2014
Many Parents Need to Educate Themselves About Concussions

Experts believe lack of knowledge could hinder child's recovery

9/30/2014
Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens

Study found adolescents were more likely to smoke, drink, have poor grades after bad concussion

8/28/2014
Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows

Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

8/26/2014
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

7/22/2014
Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows

More than 22 percent of injuries are concussions, researchers call for better player protections

7/16/2014
Even Mild Concussion Can Cause Thinking, Memory Problems: Study

Finding suggests damage may be present even after obvious symptoms are gone

7/9/2014
Doctors Need to Protect Athletes From Concussion Risk: Neurologists

They should educate, clear players to return to field only when ready, statement says

6/16/2014
Study: Similar Outcomes From Combat Head Injuries, Regardless of Cause

Researchers looked at blast- and nonblast-related trauma in Iraq-Afghanistan veterans

6/5/2014
Broken Bones, Concussions Most Common Injuries in Youth Hockey

Fractures more common in boys, while concussions more common in girls, study finds

5/15/2014
Concussion Rates Double Among High School Athletes: Report

Experts say rise likely reflects increased awareness, more legislation about concussions

5/13/2014
Smaller Brain Volume Seen in College Football Players in Study

Area related to memory, emotion was even smaller in players with history of concussions, researchers note

5/12/2014
Kids' Concussion Symptoms Can Linger Long After Injury: Study

Emotional symptoms may last for weeks, researchers report

5/7/2014
Health Tip: Concerned About Concussion?

Here are common warning signs

4/28/2014
No Link Found Between Playing Football in Hot Weather, Concussion Risk

But it's possible that dehydration may play a role, suggest authors of 5-year study on NCAA athletes

4/17/2014
Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'

Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended

4/10/2014
Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys

4/10/2014
More High School Athletes Complying With Concussion Guidelines, Study Finds

Awareness of precautions growing but improvement still needed, experts say

4/8/2014
Just One Season of Hits in High School Football May Alter Brain: Study

Players did not have concussions, still showed changes in white matter

4/7/2014
Kids' Concussions Defined by Where They Live, Study Finds

Sports fell more city children; motorized vehicles a danger in the country

3/13/2014
Blood Test Might Help Spot, Monitor Concussions

Study found levels of a protein linked with brain damage spiked right after injury, dropped with recovery

2/26/2014
Quick Vision Test May Help Spot Concussions on Sidelines

Combined with two other simple screenings, all cases of head injury were caught, researchers report

2/21/2014
'Heading' Soccer Ball Can Damage Brain, Study Says

Researchers urge more study of long-term effects on thinking, memory

2/17/2014
Football Helmets Not Much Protection Against Hits to Side of the Head: Study

Only reduced chances of brain injury by 20 percent in crash test dummy trial

2/14/2014
Can High Altitudes Protect Football Players From Concussions?

Study found NFLers were a third less likely to suffer head injuries during high-altitude games

1/20/2014
Concussions Common in Middle School Girls Playing Soccer: Study

Many continue to play through symptoms, increasing risk of second injury, experts say

1/20/2014
Despite New Rules, Injuries Still Costly for NHL, Study Finds

Added safety measures appear necessary to protect hockey players' health

1/9/2014
Dietary Supplements Can't Treat or Cure Concussions: FDA

Agency tells consumers to ignore manufacturer claims and 'walk away' from these products

1/6/2014
Power Down to Speed Concussion Recovery: Study

Research supports several days' mental rest, including no screen time

1/2/2014
Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013

Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines