There is mounting evidence that repetitive head impacts from contact sports and other exposures are associated with the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and dementia. A new study suggests that contact sports athletes may also be at increased risk for Lewy Body Disease, which can cause Parkinson’s disease, a brain disorder that leads to […]
For the first time in the U.S., a blood test will be available to help doctors determine if people who’ve experienced a blow to the head could have a traumatic brain injury such as brain bleeding or bruising. Read more at www.medicalxpress.com.
It was a furious scramble for a careening ball, a third-quarter play that in most games with a score of 35-3 would have been utterly meaningless. In this case, it was a pivotal instant in an astounding piece of football history. Mark Maddox, who was in the middle of it, only wishes he could remember. […]
Concussion experts would someday like to conduct the same amount of research on head injuries among military members as they’ve done for football players. One way to get there: race car drivers. All seven members of the world’s largest hot-rod team, Don Schumacher Racing, pledged their brains to concussion research Friday as part of an […]