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Bike-Sharing Company Wheels Offers Shareable Helmet to Cut Injuries

DETROIT — Electric bike-sharing startup Wheels said on Tuesday it will begin offering its riders shareable helmets in response to concerns about injuries. Beginning in Los Angeles, Wheels will mount helmets on the rear fenders of its bikes that can …

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 …

Retired Wrestlers Sue WWE Over Brain Injuries

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. was sued on behalf of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and dozens of other retired wrestlers who claim the company hid the long-term effects of neurological injuries from years of being pounded in and out of the ring. …

New York Increases Insurance Coverage Requirement for Fighters to $1M

New York will require $1 million coverage for life-threatening brain injuries and other new health insurance for both professional boxers and its first group of licensed mixed martial artists under regulations slated to take effect in September. The State Athletic …

NCAA $75M Proposed Concussion Settlement Draws Skepticism

The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s bid for preliminary approval of its proposed $75 million plan to settle nationwide litigation over head injuries met with skepticism from a federal judge. The agreement announced in July would allow any athlete who ever …

NHL Sued by Ex-Players Over Culture of ‘Extreme Violence’

The National Hockey League was sued by nine former players who claim a culture of “extreme violence” resulted in head injuries and subsequent long-term consequences related to trauma. The NHL has failed to warn players against the risks of head …

More Concussion Lawsuits Target the NFL

The estate of NFL Hall of Famer Mike Webster and dozens of former players suing the league over concussion injuries agreed Friday to pause their California lawsuit to see if it will join other similar cases being reviewed by a …

University of Texas Medical Center Launches Brain Injury Institute

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas has launched a state-funded research institute dedicated to brain injuries. The Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair will include UT Southwestern, UT Dallas, several medical facilities and the National Institute …

5 Former Kansas City Chiefs Sue Team Over Head Injuries

Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no …

Former Oregon Cheerleader Sues Over Head Injuries

A former high school cheerleader is suing the Hillsboro School District and her coaches, claiming they failed to protect her from head injuries. Her lawyer tells The Oregonian that Mikaila Manjarrez hit her head on her fellow cheerleaders’ knees multiple …