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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...
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.
The tradition of fighting in hockey should be stopped, as research shows that repeated head trauma causes severe and progressive brain damage.
Years after a single traumatic brain injury (TBI), survivors still show changes in their brains.
Bodychecking in youth hockey leagues should be banned to prevent concussions which can cause serious repercussions.
The risk and nature of injury in the sport of boxing has generated a great deal of controversy in the medical community, especially in relation to youth boxing.
Contact sports put athletes at an increased risk of head trauma, which often can lead to an even bigger problem.
In a study of ex-pro athletes, researchers found that a specialized imaging technique called magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) may help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disorder caused by repetitive head trauma that currently can only be definitively diagnosed at autopsy.
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