concussions

Texas Study Wants to Study Brain Health of Former College Athletes

A Texas university is launching a study designed to advance medical science's understanding of how participation in collegiate sports and resulting sports related-concussions may impact brain health later in life. The University of Texas Southwestern's... more »

Joint NFL-NFLPA Statement: Joint Review of the Application of the NFL’s Concussion Protocol

The NFL and NFLPA have completed their joint review of the application of their concussion protocol following the injury to Miami Dolphins Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa during their game on September 25, 2022. Background and Context... more »

Unaffiliated Team Doctor Fired By Dolphins Following In-Game Concussion Check

The unaffiliated doctor involved with the Miami Dolphins who cleared quarterback Tua Tagovailoa following an in-game concussion check during a recent game has been fired. The report came over the weekend from Reuters, after the... more »

Utah Researchers Study Positive Effects of Infrared Light into Concussed Brains

Whether a former football player, boxer, tactical athlete, soccer player, or any other type of athlete for that matter, the long-lasting symptoms of a concussion or brain injuries are real. Debilitating mood swings, diminished cognitive... more »

Queensland University Aims for World’s First Concussion Blood Test

Researchers at The University of Queensland are seeking volunteer school rugby and basketball players for brain scans as they work on a new blood test to help diagnose concussion. The Queensland Brain Institute at UQ has partnered... more »

How To Know the Signs of a Concussion

As high school sports get underway this fall, sports medicine specialists remind athletes, parents, and coaches that concussions can be challenging to diagnose. A recent report from Medical Xpress highlighted the signs to be aware of... more »

Study Finds ‘Conclusive Proof’ Contact Sports Leads to CTE

New research claims to have found "conclusive evidence" that repetitive head impacts can cause degenerative brain disease, with leading sports organizations urged to acknowledge the analysis by world-leading experts. According to a recent article from... more »

Study Suggests Concussions Worsen if Fighters Cut Weight Before Match

Fighters who rapidly cut weight before bouts are at a higher risk of suffering concussions or being misdiagnosed with head trauma, researchers have revealed for the first time. More than 60 percent of athletes in... more »

Eye Movements Could Indicate Athletes Who Suffered Concussions

Concussions continue to take up headspace in the minds of sports medicine professionals around the globe. Such is the case for Anthony Kontos, research director of the Sports Medicine Concussion Program at the University of... more »

Urine Protein Biomarkers Could Be Used To Diagnose Concussions

A concussion can be frustratingly hard to diagnose and track. The injury doesn't show up on routine brain scans, and there is no definitive diagnostic test. It's usually diagnosed based on symptoms, and, in athletes,... more »

Study: No Ties Between Youth Football & Brain Issues

New research suggests that head trauma and concussions aren't linked to problems with memory, attention, processing speed, or behavior in 9- to 12-year-olds who play youth football for a few seasons. "It is reassuring that we... more »

UD Professor Shares Expertise with ManU Medical Seminar

It's been reported that women soccer players face a greater risk of serious injury when heading the ball than men. The risk for concussion can be so great, it was the focus of a discussion... more »

NFL, UW Team Up to Research Sports-Related Concussions

The NFL partnered with researchers at the University of Wisconsin to learn more about why sport-related concussions happen, and what they can do to prevent them, according to a report from WEAU.com. UW offensive/defensive lineman... more »

Identifying Children at Risk for Post-Concussion Symptoms

Researchers at the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have developed a decision rule using a brief, standardized physical exam for sport-related concussive brain injuries in children and adolescents that... more »

Study: Playing Football Longer Leads to More Brain Lesions

Repetitive head hits are common in football, and they're also linked to debilitating brain injuries. But rendering a definitive diagnosis typically means waiting for autopsy results after the player has died. Now, a new study... more »

Light Aerobic Exercise May Help Concussion Recovery Times

According to a recent study, teen athletes recover from concussions sooner by incorporating light aerobic exercise rather than resting in a dark room. Instead of so-called "cocoon therapy," new research-supported therapy has young concussion patients... more »

NINDS Gives $10M for Youth Concussion Research

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders (and Stroke (NINDS) has awarded a $10-million grant to the Four Corners Youth Consortium, a group of academic medical centers studying concussions in school-aged children. Led by the UCLA... more »

Study Suggests Month-Long Recovery from Concussions

According to the largest study of concussions ever conducted on American student-athletes, the recovery time has been extended to 28 — up from the previously suggested normal recovery time of 14 days. The study, published... more »

Study: Female Athletes’ Concussion Rates Twice as High as Males

The epidemiology of sports-related concussions (SRCs) and closed head injuries (CHIs) in high school females remain largely undefined at the national level, especially for unorganized sports and recreational activities such as equestrian and snow-related sports.... more »

WVU Researchers Working to Keep High School Athletes Safe

As they settle into a new high school year, student-athletes don’t just have to protect themselves from COVID-19. They also have to protect themselves from the heat, cardiac arrests, traumatic brain injuries, and several other... more »

The Physical Exam of the Concussed Athlete

Sports are second only to motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of traumatic brain injury among people aged 15 to 24. Concussions in high school athletics represent 8.9% of all injuries occurring from sports.... more »

Study: Reduced Head Impacts Among Youth Football Players

According to a study conducted by Sanford Research, there's been a 79 percent reduction in head impacts after studying a youth football team for eight consecutive seasons. The study, entitled "Head Impact Exposure of a... more »

Are Concussions Worse for Women Athletes?

As the popularity of women's professional athletics continues to grow, so too does the spotlight on the athlete's health and wellness — particularly in terms of concussions and sub-concussive hits. A growing body of data... more »

USA Football’s Medical Advisory Panel Advance Smarter, Safer Play

USA Football announced this week its Medical Advisory Panel, comprised of experts to assist the sport’s national governing body in delivering leading athlete health and safety standards to America’s grassroots football family. A member of... more »

Saliva Tests for Concussions: The Next Factor in Diagnosis?

For all the advancements made with the management of athletes’ injuries, concussions still remain a complicated matter for everyone involved. Identifying the long-term side effects has impacted the way everyone approaches them, but there’s still... more »

Concussion Biomarkers Highlight NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance Conference

The emergence of concussion biomarkers was among the critical research shared at the fourth annual Grand Alliance Concussion Conference. The NCAA Sport Science Institute and... more »

Study Shows Significant Benefit of PolarCap in Recovery from Concussions

PolarCool AB (publ), a Swedish medical device company focusing on the treatment of sports-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) and whiplash, announced that it has submitted a 510(k) pre-market notification to the U.S. Food and Drug... more »

Study: Ball Adjustment Could Reduce Head Injury Risk in Soccer Players

Up to 22% of soccer injuries are concussions that can result from players using their heads to direct the ball during a game. To reduce the risk of injury, a new study recommends preventing how... more »

Saliva Concussion Tests Pave Way for Potential Non-Invasive Sideline Test

Distinct chemical 'signatures' for concussion have been identified in the spit of elite male rugby players, reveals research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. This potentially paves the way for a non-invasive and... more »

The High School Sports with Highest Risk for Head Injuries

Researchers outfitted high school athletes with head impact sensors to see which of four popular sports put them at the greatest risk of concussion. No. 1 for both boys and girls: Soccer, according to a... more »

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