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 reveals young women who sustained concussions are at greater risk of having two or more abnormal menstrual bleeding patterns. The findings suggest more subtle forms of brain injury could adversely affect the HPO axis function, which leads to abnormal menstrual patterns.
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.
A new study reports neurotypical male brain anatomy is associated with a higher risk of ASD, and biological females with more typical male brain anatomy are three times more likely to be diagnosed with ASD.
Higher levels of cortical amyloid levels linked to loneliness and an increased Alzheimer's risk, according to a new study.