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Advocates not Giving Up on Universal Motorcycle Helmet Law

Advocates hoping to finally reinstate Connecticut’s full motorcycle helmet law enlisted a wider group of allies this year, following decades of being thwarted by well-organized opponents. But it’s questionable whether it will be enough. With less than two months left …

Man Choked by Los Angeles Firefighter to Get $7.4M

A man who was choked unconscious by an off-duty Los Angeles, Calif., firefighter who saw him handing out Halloween candy to children will receive $7.4 million to settle a lawsuit, his attorney announced Wednesday. Samuel Chang suffered a traumatic brain …

Researchers Say New Blood Test Detects TBIs, Not Concussions

A new blood test approved by the Food and Drug Administration is being characterized by the agency and news reports as a way to detect concussion. But a University at Buffalo expert on concussion says those reports are misleading. “Calling …

Judge Reminds NFL Retirees of Concussion Settlement

A federal judge on Wednesday urged NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. About 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing. The league expects more than 6,000 …

Private Inspectors in Charge of Tennessee Fair Ride Safety

Government investigators have not yet determined how a Ferris wheel seat flipped over at a Tennessee county fair, sending three children plummeting 30 to 45 feet to the ground. But the accident that left a 6-year-old girl with a traumatic …

Past NFL Player Gifford Suffered From Degenerative Brain Disease

Former professional football player and TV commentator Frank Gifford, who died in August at age 84, suffered from a degenerative brain disease triggered by the effect of repetitive head trauma. “We as a family made the difficult decision to have …

New Blood Test Could Predict Brain Injury Outcomes

A new blood test could help emergency room doctors quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury and determine its severity. The findings, published July 10 in the Journal of Neurotrauma, could help identify patients who might benefit from extra therapy or experimental …

Eye-Tracking Technology Detects Concussions and Head Injury Severity

New research out of NYU Langone Medical Center could move the medical community one step closer toward effectively detecting concussion and quantifying its severity. Neuroscientists and concussion experts from NYU Langone and elsewhere, in a study published online last month …

Federal Judge Wants Changes Made to NFL Concussion Settlement

The judge presiding over thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits wants lawyers to tweak the proposed settlement to benefit more retired players. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody in Philadelphia has been nudging both sides toward a plan that could …

Judge to Consider NFL’s $1B Concussion Deal

The NFL’s potential $1 billion plan to compensate retired players for brain trauma could soon close the chapter on a troubled era of league concussion management. However, critics lined up to speak Wednesday at a court hearing in Philadelphia believe …