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Poll: Support For High School Football, Despite Concussion Risks

Making sure that children are active often means getting them interested in sports. But parents have to weigh the health risks of those sports, including hits that can cause concussions.<p>Concussions are brain injuries. Most people, including kids, recover from a concussion. But concussions, …

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New Guideline For Managing Concussion

<b>The American Academy of Neurology has released its guideline for evaluating and managing athletes with concussion. The AAN says that over one million</b> …

Dorsett, others show signs of CTE

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Pro Football Hall of Famers Tony Dorsett and Joe DeLamielleure, and former NFL All-Pro Leonard Marshall have been diagnosed …

The Brain

Ryan Freel had CTE at the time of his suicide, Boston University study finds

When he took his life last year, former major league baseball player Ryan Freel was suffering from CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), the …

Boston University

Inexpensive Brain Scans Could Catch Concussions - MIT Technology Review

Kelly Gee knows all too well the devastating effects of concussion. A former minor-league hockey player, he says that repeated concussions cut his …

The Brain

Jahvid Best suing NFL, Riddell over concussions

AP<p>Former Lions running back Jahvid Best’s NFL career was a brief one after a series of concussions forced him off the field in November 2011.<p>Best was …

Concussion recovery in kids may be slowed by homework, video games

Previous research shows young people may take longer to recover from a concussion than adults, and a new study shows what they do while they are …

Younger female soccer players continue to play with concussion symptoms

As health experts pay more and more attention to sports-related concussions, much focus has revolved around the risks associated with college and professional football – a predominantly male sport.<p>But now, new research is shining light on concussion risks seen in lesser-reviewed demographics.<p>A new …

Concussion risk for football players 'dependent on helmet type'

<b>Football helmets are designed to reduce the risk of serious head injuries during play. But new research has found that the risk of suffering</b> …

Family says late MLB player Ryan Freel had chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Former Major League Baseball player Ryan Freel was suffering from the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he committed suicide last year, his family said Sunday.<p>The Florida Times-Union reported that a report on Freel's condition from the Boston University Center …

Favre's 'scary' memory lapses re-open NFL concussion questions

Football legend Brett Favre says that at age 44 he’s facing “scary” memory issues linked to on-field concussions. His story yet again casts the NFL as one of America’s most dangerous work environments, despite myriad changes made by the league to protect today’s players.<p>“I think after 20 years, God …

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Football concussion lawsuits reach high school: Mississippi suit goes after NCAA and NFHS

Football concussion lawsuits have reached the high school game on a national scale.<p>A Mississippi father of a high school football player filed a …