Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they’re alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels of an abnormal protein tied to the disease in a study of former National Football League players who were having mood and thinking problems.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report on the impact of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, on children in contact sports.
According to the organization’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC analyzed data from 2010 to 2016 that looked at sports- and recreation-related TBIs.
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A new study by JAMA Psychiatry sheds light on the potential dangers that sports stars, especially in the NFL, face. The study looks at 1155 patients that have suffered from mild traumatic brain injuries and found that these individuals suffer from major depression or PTSD 3 – 6 months following the injury.
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A mild traumatic brain injury — such as from a car crash or violent assault — may come with a higher risk of mental health problems, according to a new study.
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