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2012-03-05 11:56:06

The University of Notre Dame's annual Bengal Bouts student boxing tournament's longtime mantra is "Strong Bodies Fight that Weak Bodies May Be Nourished." The unusual mantra is fitting for an unusual competition whose ticket sales proceeds benefit Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh, part of the ministry of the Congregation for the Holy Cross, Notre Dame's founding religious community. However, this year a large number of Bengal Bouts boxers are going even further to do good by...

2012-02-09 18:34:01

Preliminary analysis Boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) carry risks of head and neck injuries. Padded gloves and headgear are designed to lessen these risks, primarily those resulting from linear acceleration. But what about other types of impact? To date there has been little testing of rotational acceleration or rotational velocity, and no current rotational head injury scoring system. Knowing that rotational acceleration, rotational velocity, and combined linear-rotation impacts are...

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 by researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus and Pace University is critical of the widespread use of computerized neuropsychological tests (CNT) in decisions regarding when athletes can return to play after suffering a concussion. "Our knowledge of the effects of concussions continues to evolve," said Thomas Redick, assistant professor of psychology at IUPUC. "We should continue to ask ourselves what the best practices are when dealing with a brain injury,...

2011-12-29 00:20:00

Yes, it is true, brain injuries can result in awards of millions of dollars. Attorney Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm PC uses this recent Dodger's lawsuit case as a prime example of types of brain injuries and their causes. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 There are many types of brain injuries and causes. Some are more subtle than others. But it typically takes an issue of public concern to bring focus on an issue so serious as head injuries. Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm...

2011-12-22 11:00:00

System Will Make Educational Content and Online Testing More Accessible to Athletes and Their Families to Help Qualified Medical Providers Make Return-to-Play Decisions After Head Injuries Saratoga Springs, NY (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 SportsSignup, a national leader in online services for sports organizations, and Axon Sports, creators of a breakthrough testing system that helps qualified medical providers make return-to-play decisions after head injuries, are collaborating on educational...

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, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "The tragic story of Sidney Crosby's layoff due to concussions has not been sufficient for society to hang its head in shame and stop violent play immediately," writes Dr. Rajendra Kale, a neurologist and Interim Editor-in-Chief, CMAJ. A growing body of research on both hockey...


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