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“Heading” The Ball Can Put Soccer Players at Risk for Concussion

“Heading” The Ball Can Put Soccer Players at Risk for Concussion

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Many consider “heading” a ball in soccer to be a classic part of the game, useful for both scoring and passing. However, a growing body of research suggests these “headers” may also be putting the brain at risk. A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that soccer players who head the balls the […]

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The Gene For Alzheimer’s May Make Brain Injuries More Dangerous

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Concussions can be a dangerous injury for anyone, but they can be extra risky for those who carry the genes associated with Alzheimer’s. The findings of a new study published in the journal Brain suggest concussions can cause more memory problems and atrophy in areas of the brain if they possess the high-risk genes for […]

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Do Higher Altitudes Reduce Concussion Risk? This Study Says No

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While recent research has shed a great deal of light onto the mechanisms underlying concussions, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding the common brain injuries. A new study set out to dispel one such misleading claim that playing sports at higher altitudes reduces athletes’ risk of concussions. As the findings published this month […]

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Practice Drills Put Young Football Players At High Risk For Concussion

Practice Drills Put Young Football Players At High Risk For Concussion

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Numerous new regulations have been put into place over the last few years to protect young athletes from concussions during competition. However, a large number of these recent rules overlook the place where young athletes are most at risk for brain injury. According to a new study from Virginia Tech’s Center for Injury Biomechanics, young […]

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Chyna’s brain to be studied for CTE

Chyna’s brain to be studied for CTE

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Chyna’s brain will be studied by Bennet Omalu,MD according to a spokesperson, Anthony Anzalo. Chyna, or Joan Lauer, was known for her role as one of the first women in professional wresting and later as an actor and entertainer. She is believed to have experienced many concussions in the wresting ring which contributed to her […]

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Custom-Made Mouthguards May Help Prevent Sports-Related Brain Injuries

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Mouthguards play several important roles for athletes, especially in aggressive contact sports. The most obvious benefit is protecting your teeth and preventing serious mouth injuries. They can also reduce the risk of jaw injuries. However, it may come as a surprise to learn that mouthguards can also reduce the risk of brain injuries for athletes, […]

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