concussion News

Viewpoint: A Primer on Traumatic Brain Injuries

No two patients recovering from a brain injury are alike. The key to the very best possible outcome is to make sure the proper diagnosis is achieved, and treatments are outlined. First, it is important to know the types of …

NFL at 100: Helmets Go High Tech in Quest for Player Safety

Long gone are the days of the leather shell and single-bar face mask. Today’s football helmets are technological marvels, using cutting edge materials and design elements to make the headgear the safest it’s been in the 100th season of the …

NFL Puts Up $3 Million to Find Out Who Can Build a Better Helmet

The National Football League wants a better helmet, and for the first time, it’s willing to pay for it. The richest and most-watched U.S. sports league has created the NFL Helmet Challenge, a $3 million, 18-month contest to see who …

Latest Helmets Could Reduce Bicyclists’ Injury Risk

The next time you hop on a bicycle to head across town, consider this: your helmet may not perform well enough in an accident. A first-of-its-kind study using the latest techniques for simulating head injuries found significant variations in how …

Ohio High Court to Decide If Ex-Player Can Sue Over Concussions

The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s. …

Study Finds Safety Guidelines Aren’t Always Implemented for High School Athletes

A high school sports study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute and sponsored in part by the NFL shows that many individual states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines to protect athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat stroke. …

Study: Most Football Players Display Brain Disease

Research on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school. It’s the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a brain disease linked …

Hockey Helmet Earns First 4 Star Safety Rating

A newly released hockey helmet has earned four out of five stars from the Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings, scoring higher than any other helmet since the first hockey ratings were released two years ago. The new helmet, the Bauer RE-AKT …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed by ex-NHL Player’s Parents Dismissed

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by former NHL player Derek Boogard‘s parents, who blamed the league for their son’s brain damage and addiction to prescription painkillers. Boogard, a feared enforcer during six seasons with …

Iowa High Court Orders New Trial in High School Baseball Injury Case

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday ordered a new trial in the case of a Muscatine high school baseball player whose skull was fractured when he was struck by a foul ball during a game in Davenport in 2011. A …