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Study: Female athletes more likely than males to report concussion symptoms

An X-ray of what a brain concussion can look like. (Photo: Getty Images)<p>With new knowledge about the impact and cause of concussions being shared …

New Equation for Evaluating Concussion Tests Harder for Athletes to Fool

The <i>University of Nebraska-Lincoln</i> released a study involving a new equation used to evaluate post-concussion injuries among high school athletes and …

High School

UCLA Study Shows Head Injuries Can Alter Hundreds of Genes

Examples of gene networks in the hippocampus affected by brain trauma. UCLA researchers report that the “master regulator” genes (in red) influence …

Studies uncover long-term effects of traumatic brain injury

Doctors are beginning to get answers to the question that every parent whose child has had a traumatic brain injury wants to know: What will my child …

The Brain

[WEB SITE] Studies uncover long-term effects of traumatic brain injury

Doctors are beginning to get answers to the question that every parent whose child has had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) wants to know: What will my …

Accelerometers could finally fix the NFL's concussion crisis

Tears streamed down Luke Kuechly’s face as he sat on the turf. Nothing about the the Carolina Panthers linebacker’s fourth-quarter collision with New Orleans Saints running back Tim Hightower seemed especially gruesome—that Thursday night game in November had seen much harder hits, and more would …

Concussion Management

Concussion Treatment and Management<p>Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine currently provides concussion management services to all area high schools and …

Concussions from schoolboy rugby: why parents need coaching

Concussions are one of the most commonly reported rugby-related injuries.<p>Young rugby players have a higher risk of prolonged recovery following a …

Stimulating brain can speed up concussion recovery, doctor says

Guidelines for how to treat concussions in children are changing as doctors learn more about how young brains heal.<p>It's something that Morgan Baird …

Women may be at higher risk for sports-related concussion than men

Women athletes are 50 percent more likely than male athletes to have a sports-related concussion, according to a preliminary study released today …

The Hard-Hitting Facts About Concussion - Infographics

To schedule an appointment at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, please call 1-507-266-9100 for our location in Rochester, MN or 1-612-313-0520 for our …

Concussion concerns could change tackling, says Cane

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Growing concerns about concussions, coupled with the harder line taken by World Rugby on contact with the head, could make players think twice before blasting into tackles to dominate collisions, says All Blacks flanker Sam Cane.<p>Rugby Union - New Zealand Training - Pennyhill …

NCAA recommends ending two-a-day football practices and reducing tackling

Backed by new data on player safety, there's a chance two-a-days end may soon<p>College football two-a-day practices appear to be ending. For safety …

Doctors Debate If High School Football Should Be Banned Due to Concussion Risks

With growing concerns about the long-term effects of concussions due to football, the medical community, especially pediatricians, are grappling with …

BrainCheck raises $3 million for app to monitor brain health

A Houston-based startup called BrainCheck has raised $3 million in seed funding for an app that helps users understand, by simply playing some games on an iPad, if they or a loved one may have suffered a concussion.<p>Founded in 2014 by Dr. David Eagleman, a neuroscientist at Baylor College of …

Private concussion clinics called a 'Wild West' of unregulated treatment

Volunteer neurosurgeons staffing a concussion hotline 24 hours a day?<p>That was the headline reported in the Toronto Star, CBC, CTV, and major …

How a new head-guard could be vital in rugby's fight against concussion

In the words of England international Alex Corbisiero, suffering a concussion in rugby is ‘inevitable’ – but a new head-guard launched this week could significantly reduce the numbers affected from what is the biggest challenge facing the sport.<p>The makers of the N-Pro head-guard claim their product …

'Return-to-Learn' laws may not help students after concussions

Eight U.S states have laws requiring schools to give students extra help after a concussion, but a new study suggests these efforts may stop short of giving kids the support they need to succeed.<p>In most cases, these so-called "Return-to-Learn" laws hold schools responsible for helping injured …

New Blood Test Revolutionizes Concussion Diagnosis

A blood test applies hard numbers to concussion diagnoses that otherwise rely on subjective judgments.<p>There's some good news out of Canada this week …

Middle School

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Diffusion Tensor Imaging Findings in Post-Concussion Syndrome Patients after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review

Introduction<p>Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important global health issue, with the incidence of TBI reported to hospitals in developed countries …

The Brain

BrainScope Ahead 300 Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Device FDA Cleared

<b>BrainScope</b>, a Bethesda, Maryland firm that’s been working with the U.S. Department of Defense to develop technology for assessing traumatic brain …

Researchers identify concussion treatment for persistent cases in children

A new intervention for adolescents with persistent post-concussive symptoms has improved health and wellness outcomes significantly, report …

Soccer Concussions Increasing Dramatically: Study

A study conducted by the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio found the rate of reported concussions and head injuries in soccer …

Don’t cocoon a kid who has a concussion

Concussions, particularly those among children playing sports, are on parents’ minds. The fervor over NFL players’ brains and those of other elite …

Concussion

Concussion And Traumatic Brain Injury Dominate Hospitalizations From Stroller And Baby Carrier Injuries

The first time my son and I visited a local petting zoo, I watched a woman nearly dive into the duck pond when she lunged for the handles of a stroller rolling straight into the water. I saw no wagging fingers, shaking heads or concealed smirks—because we’ve all been there in some way or …

Water polo a big concussion risk, according to survey

While it hasn't gained the same notoriety for head injuries as football or soccer, water polo also puts players at risk of concussions, a new survey …

Athletes get the best concussion care, but most injuries happen to ordinary people. Like me

Concussions are a hotbed of controversy in today’s sports world. In recent weeks, a congressional study found the NFL guilty of influencing concussion research, while two major athletes–wrestling star Sasha Banks and Red Sox infielder Brock Holt–suffered brain trauma from collisions while competing.<p>…

Canada to develop national strategy on concussions in youth sports by next year

CALGARY – Canada should have a national approach to dealing with concussions in youth sports within a year — including awareness, prevention, …

Canada

Many U.S. kids don’t see doctors after concussions

(Reuters Health) - As many as 1.9 million children get concussions from sports and other recreational activities each year, and most of them don’t get checked out by doctors after these injuries, a U.S. study suggests.<p>Many parents don’t realize “that there are active and early interventions and …