The research, which was released Monday, reveals that the helmets currently used on the field may do little to protect against hits to the side of the head, which can cause brain injuries and encephalopathy.
Autopsies have been performed on many NFL players and others with head trauma and have uncovered chronic traumatic encephalitis as a result of repeated concussions.
Despite changes to the rules of hockey regarding bodychecking to the head, the changes did not reduce the number of concussions incurred by players of the NHL.
According to a Canadian study of almost 3000 teenagers, 20% of them said they had traumatic brain injury.
The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming his suicide was the result of football related brain injury.
NFL players and other professional athletes get most of the attention for concussions, but a new report from the Journal of Neuroscience says younger athletes are even more at risk.
Coinciding with the start of the NFL season, a new study sheds some light on how dangerous the sport can be for the men who play it for a living.
Researchers have found that emotion-processing areas of the brain become more active when people are given a tough decision.
Put in simplest terms, neural interface systems take messages from the brain – in people who have been paralyzed – and actually can lead to movement in robotic arms.
Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital in Malvern is spending $1-million on an expansion program and one part of that is more space and new facilities for its outpatient center for brain injuries and other neurological disorders.
The bill would require that students who show signs of a concussion or brain injury be removed from a game and not allowed to play again until evaluated and cleared by an appropriate medical professional.
“The first patient had a pretty significant injury and we all thought ‘oh he’s gonna be vegetative’ and he actually walked out of here and came back to visit,” nurse Ann Weir says.
When it comes to an illness, sometimes there is no cure, but that doesn’t mean money can’t help with treatment.