concussion News

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 …

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 …

Even When Concussion Symptoms Disappear Driving May be Affected

The effects a concussion has on driving a vehicle may continue to linger even after the symptoms disappear, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers. Julianne Schmidt, associate professor in the UGA College of Education’s department of …

More Research Needed to Study Female Concussions

Katherine Snedaker says she has had 20 concussions, the first three decades ago from a car accident when she was 16. But it wasn’t until her son suffered a series of concussions in the sixth grade, around 2008, that she …