Concussions News

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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

7/20/2011
High-Tech Football Helmets Gauge Force of Collision

Researchers use data to better understand impact injuries

7/18/2011
Ex-NFL Players May Face Higher Brain Damage Risk, Study Says

But there's no proof of cause-and-effect, experts say, calling for more research

7/7/2011
Teen Athletes Should Get Concussion Test Score Before Play

Results from assessment tool, head injury history helpful to have on record, research suggests

6/12/2011
Validity of Baseline Concussion Tests Questioned

'False-negative' results could endanger injured players, researcher says

6/3/2011
Concussions Tied to Verbal Memory Loss in Young Athletes

College football, soccer players show signs of decreased brain function after head injury: study