Concussion in Sport

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Police investigate death of teenage boxer after bout

Amateur boxer, 17, died shortly after collapsing in the ring during open show at venue in South Normanton, Derbyshire<p>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, …

Extremism

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 …

Virtual Reality

'Potential' to tackle rugby concussion with headgear

<b>There is "potential" to reduce concussion in rugby by introducing new protective headgear, an expert has said.</b><p>Cardiff University and its partners got £165,000 via a competition co-sponsored by America's National Football League to develop an anti-concussion material.<p>Dr Peter Theobald said it could …

World Rugby

Brain Trauma in Sports

Heading the soccer ball and roughing in hockey often lead to head trauma and other serious injuries. Frequent headaches are often experienced after …

The Brain

Female soccer players suffer the most concussions in high school sports - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 14, 2017)–High school girls have a significantly higher concussion rate than boys, with female soccer players suffering the …

Mixed pathologies including chronic traumatic encephalopathy account for dementia in retired association football (soccer) players

Case 1<p>This man was a centre-forward. At 56, he became anxious and depressed. He gradually slowed up, his speech became slurred, and he was unsteady …

Repeated heading of a football can cause concussion, new study shows

Frequent heading of a football does cause concussion and possible longer term neurological problems, scientists in the United States reveal in …

Combative Sports Injuries: An Edmonton Retrospective. - PubMed

OBJECTIVE:<p>Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an increasingly popular combative sport involving aggressive techniques that present substantial injury risk. …

Boxing Is More Brutal Than Mixed Martial Arts

You’re pretty likely to get your butt kicked in either one, though<p>Mixed martial arts (MMA) has a reputation for being vicious and violent that has been tough to shake. Fighters often leave the ring with blood dripping from their faces; last year, celebrity and champion Ronda Rousey told a radio …

US supreme court will not review NFL's $1bn concussion settlement

Court rejects challenges to estimated $1bn settlement by NFL Settlement covers over 20,000 retired players for next 65 years<p>The US supreme court on Monday rejected challenges to the estimated $1bn plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, clearing the way …

New Haven

George North case leaves Saints and Premiership with questions to answer

Against Leicester the Northampton wing hit his head hard, went limp, and lay motionless – so why was he allowed to play on in the match?<p>George North never much liked to talk about concussion. In 2015 he was ordered to take a four-week lay-off because he had taken four bad blows to the head in five …

World Rugby

Horrendous images appear to show George North knocked unconscious

George North appeared to be knocked out cold playing for Northampton tonight as the Wales star found himself at the centre of a major …

Soccer

Evidence of brain injury found in young NFL players - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

In a small study of young or recently retired NFL players, researchers at Johns Hopkins report finding evidence of brain injury and repair that is …

Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

@bmj_latest Great infographic from BMJ about graduated return to activity following concussion. Are you using SCAT3 in your ED? #tbi #foamed https://t.co/oRbu3i4vog

CDC Concussion Awareness

Why helmets don't prevent concussions -- and what might | David Camarillo

What is a concussion? Probably not what you think it is. In this talk from the cutting edge of research, bioengineer (and former football player) …

Health

Rugby head guard claims are condemned by dad of injury victim as a leading expert brands them as 'potentially extremely dangerous'

• <b>The new medically certified N-Pro head guard was launched this week</b>• <b><br>It's claimed they reduce impact forces by 75 percent</b>• <b><br>Dr Mike Loosemore, an expert</b> …

Kids, sport, concussion, and the long lasting effects of minor brain injury

Children are more susceptible to brain injury than adults, and a new study shows that even mild concussion has implications beyond what is thought<p>Head knocks in childhood are by no means uncommon, yet they may have lasting negative effects. New research has found a link between concussion in …

The Brain

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Long-Term Outcomes Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury in Childhood and Adolescence: A Nationwide Swedish Cohort Study of a Wide Range of Medical and Social Outcomes

1. World Health Organization. Neurological disorders: Public health challenges. Geneva, Switzerland 2006.<p>2. Faul M, Xu L, Wald M, Coronado VG. …

Childhood concussion linked to lifelong health and social problems

Study suggests that even mild childhood head injuries can increase the risk of low educational attainment, psychiatric hospitalisation and early death<p>Children who suffer a traumatic brain injury, including mild concussion from a blow to the head, are less likely to do well at school and are at …

The Brain

The spectrum of disease in chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

2013 Jan;136(Pt 1):43-64. doi: 10.1093/brain/aws307. Epub 2012 Dec 2.<p>1United States Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Boston Healthcare System, …

Expert consensus document: Mind the gaps—advancing research into short-term and long-term neuropsychological outcomes of youth sports-related concussions

Abstract<p>Sports-related concussions and repetitive subconcussive exposure are increasingly recognized as potential dangers to paediatric populations, …

Athletes are Keeping Their Distance from a Genetic Test for Concussion Risks

Boosters have billed it as the cheek swab that could save football: an easy genetic test that promises to identify which young athletes are likely to …

USA Football

NFL Concussion Hits

A New Helmet For The NFL's Concussion Problem