Concussions News

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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

3/12/2013
Brain Imaging Detects Tiny Lesions Related to Mild Injury: Study

Findings could lead to new treatments, researcher says

3/12/2013
Single Concussion May Lead to Lasting Brain Damage

Small study found measurable MRI changes in single-concussion patients

3/6/2013
Football Injuries May Trigger Harmful Immune System Response

Study finds that even blows that don't cause concussions could lead to later problems

1/22/2013
Signs of Brain Damage Show Up in Scans of Living, Retired NFL Players

The small study isn't definitive, but hope is the findings could one day help prevent devastating injuries

1/18/2013
Hockey Rule Changes Could Cut Player Aggression, Injuries

Evidence review looked at effects of league safety regulations

1/16/2013
Multiple Concussions Could Up Depression Risk in Former NFL Players

Small studies found more psychological symptoms, brain changes in older ex-athletes with head trauma

1/10/2013
NFL's Seau Had Brain Trauma at Time of Suicide, Report Finds

Not the first pro football player with chronic traumatic encephalopathy to kill himself, neurologist notes

1/7/2013
Brain Changes Found in Small Study of Former NFL Players

White matter damage could be at the root of mental deficits among retired players, researcher says

1/2/2013
Second Hit Leaves Young Football Player in Wheelchair

Case study highlights dangers of 'second impact syndrome'

11/21/2012
Scans Spot Brain Changes in Patients With Concussion Syndrome

Findings could lead to improved detection methods, researchers say

11/13/2012
Can Playing Soccer Lead to Brain Damage?

Small study sees changes in white matter; parents shouldn't worry about their kids, experts say

11/13/2012
Doctors Need Better Ways to Spot, Treat Concussion in Kids

Survey suggests need for improved training, quicker response