Latest Sport-related concussion Stories
Canadian researchers said on Tuesday that a single concussion early in an athlete's career could take a toll on memory, attention and reaction time 30 years later, Reuters reported.
Concussion in former athletes can affect mental and physical processes more than 30 years later, Canadian medical researchers said. The study, published online in the journal Brain, compared 19 healthy, former athletes who had sustained concussion more than 30 years ago with 21 healthy, former athletes with no history of concussion.
Concussions such as those suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger can affect athletes even after initial symptoms fade, experts say. Although Roethlisberger was only briefly hospitalized Sunday after being bounced off the Heinz Field grass by two Cleveland Browns linebackers late in the first half of the Steelers' 31-0 victory, the quarterback could still be suffering mental sluggishness by next week's start, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Your brain needs more of a time-out than just missing the next game to recover from a concussion. New research suggests student athletes who are too active - not just on the field, but at home and school - might hinder their recovery.
A newer type of football helmet that gives more coverage to the side of the head appears to lower players' risk of concussion, according to researchers.
Newer helmet technology could reduce the risk of high school football players getting concussions, but not the severity of the injury, according to new research.
For high school athletes who sustain a head injury, playing hurt "for the team" is more often dangerous than heroic.
High school and college athletes with migraine headache characteristics after a concussion may have increased neurocognitive impairment, suggests a University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Concussion Program study published in the May issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery. The study results speak to the need for extreme caution in clinical evaluation and return-to-play decisions, say the authors.