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.
Fluid accumulates on the lungs after TBI, limiting the ability of the lungs to oxygenate the bloodstream and making the organ potentially unsuitable for transplantation, a new study reports.
New research into concussions sustained during sports shows damage to the brain can persist for decades after an original or head trauma. The long-term consequences of concussions include memory loss, attention deficits and motor control problems.