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NFL Pours $35 Million Into Research On Neuroscience

The NFL revealed five studies that will receive up to $15 million grant as part of its 'Play Smart. Play Safe' initiative. The sports league is committed to developing technology and medical research in 2016.

Neuroscience November 16, 2018

CDC Finally Issues Guidelines For Managing Concussions In Kids

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the first guidelines for managing concussions in children. Over 800,000 kids seek treatment for concussions annually, amid increased concerns due to their link with other serious health issues.

Public Health September 5, 2018

New Cell Study Could Possibly Prevent Parkinson's Disease Symptoms

Doctors could now potentially alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as poor balance and muscle rigidity. Researchers discovered the significant loss of calcium at beginning stages of the disease, hence the need to stop calcium loss.

Neuroscience April 24, 2018

One Concussion Could Increase A Person's Chance Of Getting Parkinson's Disease to 56 Percent

A new study has been conducted to show that getting at least one concussion puts the person at risk of getting Parkinson's disease. This neurological disorder affects the central nervous system.

Neuroscience April 20, 2018

US Diplomats In Cuba Experience Mysterious Symptoms Of Concussion

US government personnel assigned in Havana, Cuba experienced symptoms similar to that of brain dysfunction associated with concussions. Some started to feel ill within 24 hours after they arrived.

Neuroscience February 15, 2018

FDA Approves Marketing Of First Blood Test To Diagnose Concussions

The Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator can help detect concussion quickly and without exposing patients to radiation. Results of the blood test is available within three and four hours.

Medicine February 15, 2018

CTE Triggered By Hits To Head, Not Just Concussions: Study

CTE is a degenerative brain disease often associated with athletes and veterans. A new study finds that hits to the head, not concussions, trigger CTE.

Neuroscience January 19, 2018

Concussions May Affect Driving Ability Even After Symptoms Pass: Study

A concussion can affect a patient's driving ability even after the symptoms are gone, according to new research. The next step of the research is to determine exactly when concussion patients can resume driving.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

Blood Test Developed At Least 90 Percent Accurate In Identifying Concussions In Young Athletes

A group of researchers have found a simple blood-profiling test to detect concussion in young athletes. The blood test helps to identify mild brain injury with more than 90 percent accuracy, reports the study.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 9, 2016

Concussion, Other Injuries From Youth Soccer Soar In US

Over the last 25 years, the number of youth soccer-related injuries in the United States has skyrocketed, a new study suggests. The statistics reflect the growing popularity of the sport as well as the awareness on the effects of such injuries.

Public Health September 13, 2016

Athletes Double Their Recovery Time When Playing With A Concussion

For love of the game, many athletes will ignore their injuries. This is counterproductive, however, as researchers have found that concussed athletes who keep playing actually recover longer.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 30, 2016

Strollers, Carriers Cause 2 Injuries Per Hour In US Children

Strollers and carriers have been deemed safe ways of transporting babies and young children. Unfortunately, they have also been found to be a cause for emergency room visits for children in the United States.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 17, 2016

Concussion Diagnoses Among US Teens And Kids Rising: Why This Is A Good Sign

The rate of concussion diagnoses among U.S. kids between 10 and 19 years old has increased. Why do health experts see this as a good sign?

Public Health July 11, 2016

This New Technology Could Deliver Drugs And Nanoparticles To Brain Injuries

A new technology based on peptides may help doctors deliver drugs to injured brains areas without invasive means. The procedure could assist patients of traumatic brain injuries such as mild concussions.

Medicine June 29, 2016

What To Do When Kids, Teens Suffer Concussion From Sports And Recreational Activities

Nearly 2 million children suffer concussions during sports and recreational activities. Of this number, between half a million and 1.2 million cases go untreated.

Neuroscience June 21, 2016

Many Children Suffer From Untreated Sports-Related Concussions: Study

The majority of children who suffer concussions from sports or recreational activities go untreated. Findings suggest the need to educate parents, kids and coaches on the importance of timely and appropriate clinical care following the injuries.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2016

Concussion Rate In Children May Be Vastly Underestimated

Pediatric concussion rates in the U.S. may be vastly underreported, according to a new report from CHOP and the CDC. The authors recommend seeking pediatric care for these cases instead of rushing to the ER right away.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2016

Past Mental Distress May Increase Head Injury Recovery Time For Athletes

Medical complaints prior to a head injury may be linked to a prolonged recovery time among athletes, a new study revealed. These complaints include pain and aches caused by mental distress, experts said.

Life April 21, 2016

Ultrasound Headset May Help More Accurately Identify Concussions On The Sidelines

Concussions can be caused by a number of reasons but they generally occur during contact sports. With the ultrasound headset, the condition will be more easily detected, making it easier to determine care to be provided an athlete.

Life April 15, 2016

Two In Five Ex-NFL Players May Have Brain Injuries

More than 40 percent of ex-NFL players showed signs of traumatic brain injury on advanced brain scans. They reported an average of 8.1 concussions throughout their careers.

Life April 12, 2016

BTrackS Portable Balance Machine Twice As Effective Than Widely Used Balance Test For Concussion

BTrackS is a newly-developed cost-effective balance tracking machine that measures the concussion level of a person. The accuracy rate it provides is twice that of the current device used, namely Balance Error Scoring System.

April 5, 2016

Amateur Football Hits May Cause Later Life Difficulties

A study says that repeated subconcussive hits to the head endured by amateur football players poses significant future health risks. These later-in-life difficulties include depression and cognitive impairments.

Life April 2, 2016

Cold Weather May Cause Spike In Football Injuries

NFL players tend to sustain concussions and ankle injuries when the temperature is 50 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. What drives the spike in reported football injuries during colder games?

April 2, 2016

New Blood Test For Concussion May Help Reduce Need For Radiation-Exposing Scans

A simple blood test can detect concussion even in patients who suffer delayed symptoms. The new method looks at the levels of a specific biomarker - an acidic protein - that is released during head injury.

Life March 29, 2016

Traumatic Brain Injuries May Up Risk Of Losing Health Insurance

Patients of traumatic brain injuries were more likely to lose their health insurance coverage or see changes in it. Since most people get health insurance through their job, changes in coverage emerged mostly due to changes in their employment, such as because of disability.

Life March 11, 2016

Concussion Linked To Increased Suicide Risk Years Later

Ordinary people who suffer even a mild concussion can experience a threefold increase in their likelihood for suicide, according to a new study conducted by researchers in Canada. This suicide risk is raised even further if the head injury is sustained over a weekend.

Life February 9, 2016

Football And Brain Damage: CTE In College Football Player Sheds Light On Brain Disorder

Researchers in Boston looked into the case of a 25-year-old former football player who died in 2013 and was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The young man's case may bring new information about this severe brain disorder.

Life January 5, 2016

Reduced Blood Flow In The Brain Persists Even After Concussion Symptoms Subside

Young athletes who suffered from a concussion may experience reduced cerebral blood flow even after the symptoms of the injury subside, a new study revealed. Researchers said the recovery goes beyond the manifestation of clinical symptoms.

Sports December 1, 2015

Will Smith 'Incensed' At Current State Of Politics: Says He Is Needed - May Join Politics In Near Future

Will Smith has been using his voice to achieve commercial success in the entertainment industry but he plans to use his voice to effect better changes. Smith reveals he may enter the political scene soon.

Internet Culture November 26, 2015

U.S. Soccer Federation Endorses Ban On Headers For Players 10 And Under

The U.S. States Soccer Federation endorses new rules and regulations on youth soccer following a lawsuit in 2014 regarding the increasing number of head injuries. The policy states that kids younger than 10 years old are not allowed to perform heading during practices and games.

Life November 13, 2015

Nearly All Deceased NFL Players Tested Positive For CTE: What You Should Know About Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

More sobering research about the long-term effects of the US' new favorite pasttime has emerged. The concussion debate is just getting started and the latest findings hit hard.

Life September 20, 2015

Report: 87 Deceased NFL Players Test Positive For Brain Disease

In total, 131 of 165 deceased football players from a high school to professional level, have tested positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

September 18, 2015

Will Smith Wages War Against The NFL, First Trailer For 'Concussion' Hits Internet

Based on a true story, Smith portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist, who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) while performing an autopsy on former Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster. Concussion hits theaters Christmas Day.

Movies/TV Shows August 31, 2015

Russell Wilson Says Recovery Water Comments Were Perceived Wrong

Russell Wilson is trying to clean up remarks about Reliant Recovery Water, saying he didn't have a concussion after all. And yet, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback stands by his claim that the water helped him.

Movies/TV Shows August 28, 2015

Russell Wilson Claims Recovery Water Helped Him Avoid Possible Concussion

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson swears that Reliant Recover Water, filled with electrolytes and nanobubbles, worked wonders for him following a head hit in the NFC title game this past January.

Movies/TV Shows August 27, 2015

Klay Thompson Suffered Concussion And Could Miss Game 1 of NBA Finals

As feared, Klay Thompson did suffer a concussion after getting kneed in the head. The Golden State Warriors All-Star shooting guard could miss part of the NBA Finals if he's not cleared to play.

Movies/TV Shows May 29, 2015

CTE Detection In Living Brains May Now Be Possible: PET Scan Detects Abnormal Proteins

Repetitive brain traumas, which are a great risk for professional athletes, may be detected earlier using brain scans, researchers say. Early detection could help them make more educated decisions on continuing a sports career.

Life April 7, 2015

NFL Hires First Chief Medical Adviser: Time To Tackle Concussion Issues?

NFL announced Boston and Harvard doctor as medical adviser. Appointment comes as league struggles with concussion issue that has been highlighted by deaths, lawsuits.

Life February 10, 2015

Eye Tracking Technology Could Be Used to Diagnose Concussions Better

A new eye tracking technology can effectively detect the severity of concussions. CT scan of the brain may or may not show the damage to the brain following a head injury.

Life January 30, 2015

Concussions and Brain Injuries on the Field: Better Communication is Deterrent to Sports Tragedies

As football players face more concussion and traumatic brain injury-related tragedies, physicians, researchers and coaches are trying harder to understand how these can be prevented, or at least reduced. i1 Biometrics, a Seattle-based wearable technology company, introduces a mouth guard that can potentially change the face of football.

Wearable Tech December 3, 2014

Long Island football player dies from head injury: The dangers of collisions

Tom Cutinella died at 16 years of age after being involved in a collision during a high school football game on Long Island. Experts are debating the role of the sport on head injuries and preventive measures.

Life October 2, 2014

Concussions are dangerous regardless where football players are hit: Study

A new study on football-related concussions raises concerns over their danger. The research reveals that the area of impact does not make much of a difference in the severity of the concussion; it is dangerous irrespective of the spot.

Life August 12, 2014

Concussions are cause for serious concern, no matter what part of the head is hit

Concussions and traumatic brain injuries from sports are incredibly dangerous, especially in high school athletes. A recent study says that where the concussion occurs though, is not as important.

Life August 11, 2014

Blood test can weigh risks of head injuries sustained on the sports field

Swedish researchers have developed a blood test that allows them to determine the risks associated with sending a player back onto the field after a head injury. The test looks at proteins present when one sustains a concussion.

Life March 13, 2014

Football helmet not very effective in reducing brain injury risk

A new study has shown that football helmets do little to reduce the risks of brain injuries during hits to the sides of the head. Experts estimate that football helmets only reduce the risks of injuries from hits to the side of the head by 20 percent.

Life February 18, 2014

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