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November 16, 2018

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Doubled risk compared with football teams from large schools

By Randy Dotinga, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today

SAN DIEGO — Size matters when it comes to risk of injuries in youth football, researchers said here — the size of the school fielding the team, that is.

Players from small schools faced more than double the risk of injury -- including concussion — than those on the largest teams, said Lau...

October 5, 2017

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Exerpted from The New York Times | By Perri Klass, MD

More than 30 years ago, my toddler stood up in his stroller, evading the various belts and restraints, and took a dramatic header down onto the pavement. He cried right away — a good thing, because it meant he didn’t lose consciousness, and by the time we got home, he seemed to be consoled, though he was already developing a major goose egg. I w...

October 1, 2017

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After suffering a brain injury when he was four, this Markham boy has been shuffled through five different schools in the York Region District School Board. (Tina Mackenzie/ CBC Toronto)

By Shannon Martin, CBC News Posted: Sep 27, 2017 6:00 AM ET Last Updated: Sep 27, 2017 8:03 PM ET

Markham mom desperate to help 9-year-old son after he suffered a serious brain injury

Five years ago to...

June 6, 2017

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A small study of NFL players suggests that the signs of CTE may be found with a low-cost, noninvasive test that tracks changes in conversational language years before symptoms appear.

May 16, 2017

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The debate over CTE's existence, associations, and causes has sparked politics and cover-up, breakthrough research, and even a Will Smith movie so melodramatic (Tell the Truth!) that he neglected to write an accompanying hit song (or perhaps he learned from Wild Wild West).

April 18, 2017

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Britain’s University of Birmingham and the University of East Anglia are conducting a trial to evaluate the use of the Oculus Rift VR headset to detect head injuries.

October 10, 2016

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Recent attention to long-term brain damage linked to multiple concussions among professional football players has prompted a much closer look at how children and adolescents who participate in sports can be protected from similar consequences.

September 13, 2016

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Collaborative care, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), was linked with decreased reporting of post-concussive symptoms as well as fewer depressive symptoms among adolescents with persistent symptoms of concussion, a small randomized trial found. Six months following treatment, a significantly smaller portion of the group that received collaborative care reported having post-concussive...

August 4, 2016

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In a small brick building across the street from a Taco Bell in Marrero, LA, patients enter a clear plastic capsule and breathe pure oxygen. The procedure, known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, uses a pressurized chamber to help scuba divers overcome the bends and to aid people sickened by toxic gases. But Dr. Paul G. Harch, who operates the clinic there on the outskirts of New Orleans, offers it as...

May 5, 2016

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In the U.S., the youngest football players are more likely to return to play less than 24 hours after a concussion than their older peers, researchers found. When a player who sustains concussion returns to the field before full recovery, less force is required to produce a second set of symptoms that are more protracted.

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