Concussions News

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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

12/26/2013
Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study

Brain scans found seniors with both poor memory and prior head injury have more plaque buildup

12/17/2013
NIH, NFL Team Up to Take On Concussion Research

The goal: Understanding long-term effects of head injuries and improving diagnosis

12/11/2013
Even Mild Hits to the Head Might Harm the Brain, Study Finds

Athletes who weren't diagnosed with concussions still showed thinking deficits after a season of hits

12/10/2013
Higher Altitude May Lower Sports Concussion Risk, Study Suggests

Review of high school athletes found 30 percent reduced rates of injury at elevations of 600 feet and up

11/20/2013
Concussion's Damage to Brain Lingers After Symptoms Fade: Study

Special scans found differences in gray matter when compared to those without head injuries

11/13/2013
Time of Month May Affect Women's Concussion Recovery

Small study found those injured during 2 weeks before menstrual period healed more slowly

10/30/2013
Young Athletes' Concussions Often Unreported: Report

Helmets provide no protection from these serious head injuries, experts say

10/25/2013
Kids With Head Injuries May Be Prone to Depression

Study found they were more likely to be diagnosed with mood disorder, but reason for link is unclear

10/17/2013
NFL Veterans Show 'Abnormalities' in Brain Activity: Study

Ex-players who had been sent off the field most for head injuries were especially affected, researchers said

9/30/2013
Many More Kids Visiting ER for Sports Concussions, Study Finds

Better awareness of traumatic brain injury may be reason, experts say

9/24/2013
Concussion Symptoms May Not Differ in Teen, Young Adult Athletes

But study authors say recovery period might vary

8/23/2013
Brain May Recover From Concussion by Compensating

Study found increased brain activity in teen football players weeks after injury

8/9/2013
Quarterback's Death, NFL Study Split Over Brain Disorder

Autopsy shows former Michigan college player had CTE; Loyola study finds no evidence that NFL players are at greater risk

8/8/2013
Concussed Athletes May Not Be Good at Self-Reporting Recovery

Memory, thinking test spotted problems that injured cheerleaders didn't report or recognize, study finds

7/15/2013
Sleep Affects Concussion-Testing Results, Study Finds

Athletes with the least shuteye had lower baseline scores

7/15/2013
Concussion Prevention: Pass on Pricey Football Helmets, Study Suggests

Rule changes are what's needed to protect young athletes, expert says

6/28/2013
White House Unveils Final Plan on Coverage for Contraception

Responsibility shifts from religious employer to insurance companies

6/28/2013
As Cheerleading Evolves, Injuries Mount

Experts say it's a competitive sport whose athletes need better protection

6/25/2013
Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion, Study Says

Risk is 3 to 5 times higher for substance users, researchers find

6/18/2013
Concussion Damage Looks Much Like Early Alzheimer's: Study

Preliminary finding suggests mild brain injury triggers long-lasting abnormalities in white matter

6/10/2013
Kids With Past Concussions Take Longer to Recover

Study has implications for how long children should wait to resume activities, experts say

6/6/2013
Football Concussion Risk Highest During Games, Not Practice: Study

Young players may not be learning proper tackling techniques, one expert says

5/6/2013
High School Football Players Often Not Deterred by Head Injury

Knowing dangers of concussion not enough to keep many teens on sidelines, survey finds

4/25/2013
Kids' Concussion Recovery Varies by Symptom Severity: Study

Identifying which factors lead to longer recoveries may improve treatment

3/18/2013
New Guidelines Raise Safety Bar on Concussions

If head trauma is suspected, health care professional should determine it is safe to return to play, recommendations say