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Idaho Hot Pool Roof Fall Sends 7 to Hospitals, Cause Unknown

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A roof collapsed on bathers at an Idaho hot spring, sending seven people to hospitals with a variety of injuries. The injured ranged in age from 9 to 70. All were conscious and in stable condition …

Analysis: NFL isn’t Passing the Eye Test on Head Injuries

What happened in Tampa was the last thing the NFL, its players and its fanbase needed three days after Tua Tagovailoa’s horrifying head injury called into question the league’s commitment to curbing concussions. Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate sat out …

NFL, Players Agree to End ‘Race-Norming’ in $1 Billion Settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL and lawyers for thousands of retired NFL players have reached an agreement to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing in the $1 billion settlement of concussion claims, according to a proposed deal filed Wednesday in …

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 …