Following just one season, children who have a history of concussion and high impact exposure as a result playing football undergo significant brain changes, researchers report.
A new study reviews how demands for institutional change led the NFL to change its ideology and engage in advocacy to address football related concussion.
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Until now, chronic traumatic encephalopathy could only be diagnosed post-mortem. Researchers have identified a potential biomarker that could help diagnose CTE during a person's lifetime.
A new study from researchers at Boston University reports an increase in later life emotional and behavioral problems in people who played youth tackle football before the age of 12.
A new poll conducted by UMass Lowell and The Washington Post reveals three quarters of NFL fans believe head injuries in the sport are a major problem. 60% of those surveyed also said they were concerned about off-field violence as a result of head injuries.
A new JAMA study reveals chronic traumatic encephalopathy was present in a high number of brains of former football players. Researchers looked at the brains of former high school, college and NFL football players. Of the 202 brains analyzed, 177 showed signs of CTE. 110 of the 111 former NFL players' brains were diagnosed with CTE. Researchers say that, while the findings are significant, the findings could have limitations due to the players' families being motivated to donate the brains as a result of public awareness of the lasting effects of head injuries in football players.
A new study looks at the long term neurological and mental health outcomes of people who participated in high school football teams. Researcher report playing football appears to not adversely affect cognition or depressive symptoms later in life. They acknowledge the findings may not be generalized for modern players due to changes in play style, protective equipment and improved safety measures.
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Researchers studied 97 football players between the ages of 9 and 13 years and found players experienced a total of 40,538 head impacts during four seasons of football games and practices. Significant differences in head impacts were seen between those in the games and practices.
Compared to players of other varsity sports, researchers did not identify an increased risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases in people who played high school football between 1956 and 1970.
A new study reports football linemen are more likely to have increased blood pressure along with changes to heart size and structure.
Decreased cortical thickness appears to be correlated with reported concussions, researchers report.
After just one season of playing football, neuroimaging technology reveals changes in gray and white matter correlated with exposure to head trauma in high school students, a new study reports.