New research on 12 high school football players tracked for a season found that repeat head impacts affected the boys’ vision — even if those hits didn’t result in concussion. Read more at www.usnews.com.
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The latest Wake Forest School of Medicine study on youth football and brain impact has determined that repetitive blows to the head can result in changes even after just one season. Read more at www.journalnow.com
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive chronic disease in the brain that is found in people with a history of continual brain trauma, is often found in athletes. CTE has been a well covered and controversial issue at the professional football level, but has attracted less media coverage in other contact sports despite frequent cases. […]
A new study on brain injuries and football reveal that even one season of youth football can result in brain damage. A study presented Monday at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America found that head impacts in a single year of football can affect the brain’s effectiveness in “gray matter pruning,” or clearing out dead synapses. […]