Concussion in Sport

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Is heading a football bad for your health?

<b>Headed goals by Harry Kane and Harry Maguire were among those which propelled England to their best World Cup performance since 1990.</b><p>But can repetitive heading cause damage to the brain and lead to long-term health problems?<p>A new study of 300 former professional players aims to answer the …

We have no idea how dangerous football really is

Is there a scientific case for banning the sport?<p>Super Bowl LII kicks off in Minneapolis on Sunday. U.S. Bank Stadium will be packed to bursting, but despite the energy around arguably the most popular sporting event in the country, there’s an air of quiet death around the whole affair. The future …

Computational modelling of traumatic brain injury predicts the location of chronic traumatic encephalopathy pathology.

2017 Feb;140(2):333-343. doi: 10.1093/brain/aww317. Epub 2017 Jan 2.<p>1Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London, South Kensington …

Imperial College London

The Dynamics of Concussion: Mapping Pathophysiology, Persistence, and Recovery With Causal-Loop Diagramming.

2018 Apr 4;9:203. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00203. eCollection 2018.<p>1Systems Science Program, Portland State University, Portland, OR, United …

Neuroscience

Dynamics of Concussion

Concussion

Concussion expert: Should we ban tackle football before the age of 12?

The movement to ban tackling under 12 is a reaction to research that has reported some associations and guesses but does not prove a child will have …

This Smart Mouthguard Can Monitor Concussions

If you watched the Super Bowl LII earlier this month, you'll recall a moment in the second quarter when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady found Brandin …

2 Neuroscience, Biomechanics, and Risks of Concussion in the Developing Brain | Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture | The National Academies Press

Page 55<p><b>Suggested Citation:</b>"2 Neuroscience, Biomechanics, and Risks of Concussion in the Developing Brain." Institute of Medicine and National …

What Are Woodpeckers Doing to Their Brains?

Woodpecker brains preserved in ethanol feel a bit like modeling clay. That’s according to George Farah, a graduate student at Boston University …

Could woodpeckers teach the NFL how to prevent brain injuries?

Woodpeckers repeatedly whack their heads against trees with a force 10 times that of a concussion-inducing football tackle, yet they seem no worse …

Caring for Your Brain: What You Need to Know about Concussions

Abstract<p>Concussions are an injury to the brain that can result in several kinds of changes in the way the brain functions: changes in the way you …

Concussion, microvascular injury, and early tauopathy in young athletes after impact head injury and an impact concussion mouse model

The mechanisms underpinning concussion, traumatic brain injury, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and the relationships between these disorders, …

It's not concussions that cause CTE. It's repeated hits, a study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> The neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy can start early and without any signs of concussion, according a study released Thursday.<p>The Alzheimer's-like disease has been most commonly associated with former professional football players, but has also been detected in …

First confirmed case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a professional bull rider

Ex-NFL player confirmed as 1st case of CTE in living patient

<b>(CNN) —</b> Researchers published, what they say is the first case of a living person identified with the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.<p>While unnamed in the study, lead author Dr. Bennet Omalu confirmed to CNN that the subject of the case was former NFL player, …

Concussion As a Multi-Scale Complex System: An Interdisciplinary Synthesis of Current Knowledge

Introduction<p>Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant public health concern. The United States alone sees an estimated 2.5–3.8 million cases per …

Clinical Trials

Alan Shearer: Making my documentary Dementia, Football and Me

<b>It is more than a year since I started making my BBC documentary investigating the link between heading footballs and dementia.</b><p>Personally and professionally, it has been quite a journey - and also an education - for me.<p>I met former footballers and their families who live with the disease, spoke to …

Alan Shearer: I fear I may develop dementia from years of heading heavy footballs

Today’s footballers may be at greater risk of head injury and dementia because balls are heavier than in the past, a new documentary suggests.<p>Although vintage brown leather footballs appear more cumbersome than today’s precision-engineered balls, in fact, they were 40 grams lighter. Only when they …

Professors Are Complicit in Football Players’ Brain Damage

In granting football scholarships, colleges agree to cultivate student-athletes’ thinking on the condition that they risk serious cognitive harm.

Will Studies of 700 Pro Fighters Help Predict Future Brain Damage?

LAS VEGAS — It’s a study that probably couldn’t be conducted anywhere other than this hot spot for professional combatants, where marquee fights are …

Brain Trauma Scientists Turn Their Attention to Soccer

The mountain of evidence connecting professional football and long-term brain damage grew this week with publication of a new study that examined the …

CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA.<p>The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed …

Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players

This case series investigated the neuropathological and clinical features of deceased football players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy whose …

Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players

111 NFL Brains. All But One Had Brain Damage.

In a study of 111 brains of NFL players, 110 had CTE, the degenerative disease caused by repeated blows to the head http://nyti.ms/2tWm3uo …

NFL brain damage: League acknowledges link between CTE and football-related head injuries

Brain Damage

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Contact Sports: A Systematic Review of All Reported Pathological Cases

1. Martland HS (1928) Punch Drunk. JAMA 91: 1103–1107.<p>2. McKee AC, Stern RA, Nowinski CJ, Stein TD, Alvarez VE, et al. (2013) The spectrum of disease …

Police investigate death of teenage boxer after bout

Police have launched an investigation after a 17-year-old amateur boxer died shortly after collapsing in the ring.<p>Derbyshire police said officers were called to the Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, at 10.17pm on Friday. The youth, who is from Ripley, near Derby, was given medical treatment at the …

Virtual reality could spot concussion in footballers

<b>A virtual reality (VR) headset could help football club doctors diagnose concussion more accurately, researchers have claimed.</b><p>Dr Michael Grey, who is trialling the technology, said the £500 Oculus Rift system can quickly help medics detect "subtle changes" in players.<p>Trials of the technology follow …