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Big differences in concussion risk between football helmets

Football helmets can be designed to reduce the risk of concussions, according to a new study by some of the nation's leading concussion researchers...

How a concussion can lead to depression years later

A head injury can lead immune-system brain cells to go on "high alert" and overreact to later immune challenges by becoming excessively inflammatory –...

Blood Test Accurately Diagnoses Concussion, Predicts Long Term Cognitive Disability

A new blood biomarker correctly predicted which concussion victims went on to have white matter tract structural damage and persistent cognitive dysfunction following a...

Smart foam takes aim at concussions by measuring helmet impact

Concussions in college and professional football are under the microscope more than ever these days, but they don’t seem to be slowing down in...

Can the ‘right’ helmet prevent concussions?

While many football helmet and mouth guard manufacturers claim that their equipment will lessen impact forces and reduce concussion risk, neither a specific brand...

Children with brain injuries nearly twice as likely to suffer from...

Adults with head injuries are known to be at high risk for depression, and yet little research had been done on the topic related...

A Silent Epidemic: Minor Traumatic Brain Injury

In the United States, approximately 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Of those injuries, three out of four are...

Testing more accurate than self-reporting of cheerleaders’ concussion recovery

Concussions have become a major public health issue, with both short- and long-term side effects. In sports, cheerleading has the highest rate of catastrophic...

Concussion patients show Alzheimer’s-like brain abnormalities

The distribution of white matter brain abnormalities in some patients after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) closely resembles that found in early Alzheimer's dementia,...

Concussions in young athletes on the rise

PROVIDENCE, RI -- A new study from Hasbro Children's Hospital finds visits to emergency departments for concussions that occurred during organized team sports have increased dramatically over a 10-year period, and appear to be highest in ice hockey...

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