Concussions News

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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

10/29/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent a Concussion

Abide by the rules of your sport

10/22/2012
Many High School Football Players Ignore Signs of Concussion: Survey

Although they're aware of the dangers, they say they don't want to be banned from playing

10/12/2012
Parents May Be Taking Concussion Symptoms Too Lightly: Survey

Many don't seek medical evaluation for children or themselves after head injuries

10/12/2012
Consistent Criteria for Sports Concussion Might Aid Diagnosis

Relying on athletes' reported symptoms could miss serious head injuries, study suggests

9/12/2012
9/5/2012
Ex-NFL Players at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's, ALS: Study

But study was small, and safety has improved over time, experts note

8/11/2012
Expert Tips for Summer Sports Safety

Warmer weather requires a few extra precautions for active adults, young athletes

7/12/2012
Surge Seen in Concussions Among College Football Players

Changes in NCAA reporting rules may have contributed to rise, researchers say

6/29/2012
Study of Retired NFL Players Finds Evidence of Brain Damage

In tests, they had higher rates of depression, memory deficits and 'white matter' damage

6/8/2012
Head Injury's Location Key to Concussion Effects

Study of new imaging technique showed brain differences

6/7/2012
Ex-Players Sue NFL Over Brain Injuries

They contend the league hid info on links between head trauma and permanent brain damage

5/22/2012
Injury-Linked Deaths Vary Widely Among States

Report finds too few states require proven safety policies that would save lives

5/19/2012
Females, Young Athletes Take Longer to Get Over Concussions

Study found they scored worse on visual memory tests, with symptoms lingering 2 weeks after injury

4/26/2012
Preventable Injuries Sideline One-Third of Young Athletes

Survey of parents, kids, coaches finds knowledge gaps about sports safety

4/20/2012
'Catastrophic' Head Injuries to High School Football Players Rising

Annual report found fewer deaths but more cases of permanent brain damage

4/11/2012
Nonsurgical Method to Measure Brain Pressure Shows Promise

If confirmed with further research, new technique could offer alternative to drilling into skull

3/10/2012
'Delayed Reactions' May Outlast Other Concussion Effects

Changes in physical response time can last beyond the typical 10-day recovery period, study shows

3/5/2012
Kids' Concussion Symptoms Can Last a Year, Study Says

Symptoms may affect school and quality of life

2/28/2012
Teens May Fare Worse After Concussion Than Children or Adults

Injury can cause long-term problems with short-term memory in teens, researchers say

2/17/2012
Good Football Helmet Fit Key to Preventing Brain Injuries

But there's no such thing as a concussion-proof helmet, studies show

2/10/2012
White House Alters Controversial Birth Control Rule

Responsibility to cover contraceptives will shift from the religious employer to the insurance company

1/25/2012
Health Tip: Check for Signs of Concussion

If observed, seek prompt treatment

12/29/2011
Parents Speak Out on Catastrophic Youth Sports Injuries

Certified athletic trainers should be present on sidelines, they say

12/5/2011
Girls More Prone Than Boys to Headaches After Head Injury

They can last for months but in most cases will disappear, study finds

11/30/2011
Recovery From Concussions in Young Athletes May Take Longer Than Thought

But most in small study returned to normal within a month

11/29/2011
Could Soccer 'Headers' Cause Brain Injury?

MRI study suggests repetitive hits might be harmful, but more research needed

11/11/2011
Former Football Players' Brains May Benefit From Healthy Lifestyle

Better diet, more exercise might delay cognitive decline linked to head trauma, study says

11/4/2011
Newer Not Necessarily Better for Football Helmet Design

Comparison of old 'leatherhead' and modern polycarbonate helmets shows updates still needed

10/6/2011
More Kids Treated for Concussions in ERs: CDC

Increased awareness of traumatic brain injury may be driving this trend, researchers say

8/29/2011
Pediatric Groups Want to KO Boxing for Kids

Choose sports that don't encourage blows to the head, policy statement urges

7/29/2011
Concussion Project Finds Disease in Two Autopsied Brains

Canadian researchers aim to boost understanding of how repeated head injuries change brain