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2012-06-01 23:02:08

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh and Jardine, P.C. has filed a lawsuit against the National Football League (NFL), on behalf of former Denver Bronco, David Studdard.

Exposure To Blasts And Concussive Injuries Have Similar Brain Effects
2012-05-17 09:25:17

Researchers recently found chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brain tissue of military service personnel who were exposed to blasts.

2012-05-17 01:25:30

Investigators from Boston University (BU) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System have shown evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in brain tissue from blast-exposed military service personnel.

Olympic Boxing May Damage The Brain
2012-04-23 09:28:27

Olympic boxers can exhibit changes in brain fluids after bouts, which indicates nerve cell damage.

2012-04-18 22:07:29

A new study suggests there may be a starting point at which blows to the head or other head trauma suffered in combat sports start to affect memory and thinking abilities and can lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in the brain.

Image 1 - Football Concussions Caused By Series Of Hits
2012-02-04 04:27:23

A two-year study of high school football players suggests that concussions are likely caused by many hits over time and not from a single blow to the head, as commonly believed. Purdue University researchers have studied football players for two seasons at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Ind., where 21 players completed the study the first season and 24 the second season, including 16 repeating players. Helmet-sensor impact data from each player were compared with brain-imaging...

2012-02-03 11:51:01

A new study is critical of the widespread use of computerized neuropsychological tests (CNT) in decisions regarding when athletes can return to play after suffering a concussion.

2011-12-19 15:01:38

The tradition of fighting in hockey should be stopped, as research shows that repeated head trauma causes severe and progressive brain damage.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.