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Study Shows Age Not a Major Factor in Brain Changes Among Youth Football Players

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans performed at the beginning and end of football season show significant changes in the brain’s white matter in both youth and high school football players, reports a study in Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. The …

Indiana Brothers Develop Device to Test Playground Safety

Every year in America, an estimated 21,000 kids 14 and younger go to the emergency rooms after suffering traumatic brain injuries on the playground. Chris Hanson, working as a salesman in the playground industry, wanted to do something to lower …

Brains Take Major Hit When Seniors Fall

Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from U.S. government researchers. The reason for the increase isn’t clear, the report’s authors said. But one …

Massive Youth Athlete Concussion Study Launched in Texas

This week, Texas will launch what state officials say is the nation’s largest effort to track brain injuries among young athletes. The University Interscholastic League, Texas’ governing body for public high school sports, is partnering with the O’Donnell Brain Institute …

NFL Bracing for ‘Concussion’ Movie Response

“Concussion” delivers a hard hit to the NFL as it deals with data linking repeated blows to the heads of its players to dementia and a host of other problems. The league’s rocky dealings with Dr. Bennet Omalu, who identified …

NCAA Now Facing Another Concussion Lawsuit

Two more former college football players have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA stemming from concussions and brain injuries. John DuRocher, a quarterback at Washington and Oregon, and Darin Harris, a safety at Washington, are seeking more than $5 million …

NFL Awarding $1.5M in Medical Grants

NFL Charities is awarding more than $1.5 million in grants for sports-related medical research at 15 organizations, with nearly two-thirds of the money going to study concussion prevention and treatment. This year’s grants include research on stem cells and nervous …

Big Ten, Ivy Join Forces to Study Head Injuries

The Big Ten and the Ivy League are putting their heads together to address sports concussions. The leagues announced plans to combine research efforts devoted to studying head injuries, a collaboration that will link studies initiated separately by the Big …

Ex-NFL Players Blame League for Brain Injuries

Jamal Lewis, Dorsey Levens and two other former NFL players have sued the league over brain injuries that they say left them struggling with medical problems years after their playing days ended. Lewis and Levens, along with Fulton Kuykendall and …