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CTE: What we know about the progressive, degenerative disease

Former Pittsburgh Steelers great Mike Webster showed many of the signs of what we know now associate with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE): depression, memory loss and dementia.<p>The origins of CTE trace back nearly a century when it was labeled pugilistic dementia, a syndrome first observed in …

Scientists Are Getting Serious About Diagnosing CTE In The Living

The degenerative brain disease has already wreaked havoc on too many lives.<p>Beginning this summer, the researchers behind a nationwide, seven-year, $16 million study will attempt to leap a hurdle that’s never been cleared before.<p>The objective is straightforward: diagnose chronic traumatic …

CTE research moves on, even without the NFL's money

Researchers are moving ahead with efforts to develop a diagnostic test for chronic traumatic encephalopathy — even without the NFL's help.<p>Some of the nation's top brain scientists gathered Wednesday at the Boston University School of Medicine for the start of a seven-year, $16 million research …

NFL exec admits to CTE-football head trauma link

WASHINGTON (AP) — An NFL official has acknowledged a link between football and the brain disease CTE for the first time.<p>Jeff Miller, the NFL's senior …

LOVERRO: The college game, like the NFL, has a concussion problem

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION</b><p>Clemson coach Dabo Swinney called his team’s dramatic 35-31 upset victory over favored Alabama for college football’s national …

Coach: Conor McGregor's Style Designed To Avoid Brain Damage

“It’s a concern of every fighter. At that level of fighting the risk is very real,” Kavanagh said. But I think you can add on two hands the number of …

Conor McGregor

The NCAA and a bunch of members are looking at new football concussion lawsuits

A new chapter unfolds in the NCAA's legal battle over head trauma, with two schools and several conferences named in lawsuits.<p>There's a new series of class-action lawsuits against the NCAA, its conferences and two of its schools over their handling of concussions in college football, according to a …

Student athletes file class action suit against NCAA, Big 12 over concussions

CLOSE<p>Each of the players say they sustained brain damage from concussions while playing for the universities.<p>A group of former college football …

Student Athletes

Do Former College Football Players Really Want to Sue Their Schools Over Concussions?

A new series of concussion lawsuits against the NCAA, major conferences, and individual schools was filed this week, but athletes' loyalty to their alma maters makes things murky.<p>In November of 1993, a Penn State football player named Eric Ravotti suffered a grand mal seizure on the field during a …

The Price of College-Football Concussions

An Ohio university has agreed to pay a former athlete $712,000 for brain damage he allegedly sustained from playing football.<p>A U.S. university has settled a lawsuit with a former football player who allegedly sustained permanent brain damage on the field, an increasingly visible problem in the …

Concussion

Concussions in College Football

Women’s rights in the US may be about to plunge back to the 1960s

A safe and accessible abortion is a human right and, in the US, a right protected by the Constitution. But this hasn’t stopped abortion rights from coming under constant attack, as evidenced most recently by <i>Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.</i><p>The case, currently before the US Supreme Court, …

Concussions may leave structural brain changes after symptoms disappear

Damage to white matter can persist for six months, suggests study<p>Concussions can have a lasting impact on the structure of the brain months after the initial injury, according to new research. These changes can linger long after clinical symptoms — such as dizziness and impaired balance — have …

Short and Long Term Effects of a Concussion - Head Injury Lawyers Bisnar Chase

This single brain activity might diagnose a concussion - Futurity

Measuring the brain's response to sound could take the guesswork out of diagnosing a concussion. "This is something patients cannot misreport."

NFL concussions soar to the highest number in the past four years, league says

The NFL's concussion problem isn't getting any better — at least, according to data the league released Friday.<p>League data shows NFL players suffered …

NFL

Could This Helmet Save Football From The Sport's Concussion Problem?

As a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, Sam Browd brought a swift end to the early athletic careers of innumerable youths across a myriad of sports due to concussions. Browd’s experience prematurely “retiring” children from athletics—most notably football—and the countless …