Tag Archives: Concussion

10Sep/21

Preventing the Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

You’ve been in a car accident and sustained a head injury. You recovered, but years later you begin having difficulty sleeping. You also become very sensitive to noise and bright lights, and find it hard to carry out your daily activities, or perform well at your job. This is a common situation after a traumatic brain injury—many people experience bad side effects months or years later. These long-term effects can last a few days or the rest of a person’s life. Read more

02Nov/16

Airbag bicycle helmets may be safer than conventional foam versions

Bicycle helmets that utilize airbag technology instead of conventional hard foam may offer five times more protection against brain injuries, according to Stanford University researchers. Ben Gruber reports.
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22Mar/16
Bennet Omalu, M.D., and actor Will Smith attend a special screening of "Concussion"

NFL acknowledges link between football and brain disease

The NFL’s health and safety officer acknowledged on March 14 that there is a link between football and the devastating brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE.
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05Mar/16
U.S. women's soccer star Brandi Chastain

Soccer star Chastain pledges to donate her brain to researchers for study of concussions

Retired U.S. women’s soccer star Brandi Chastain pledges to donate her brain posthumously to researchers for the study of concussions.

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19Sep/15

Study finds 96 percent of former NFL players had brain disease

USA (Next Media) – A study by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University found that 87 out of 91 former NFL players tested suffered from a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
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03Sep/15

‘Concussion’ football movie altered to avoid angering NFL -NY Times

(EVO) – Sony Pictures Entertainment executives altered the script of the studio’s forthcoming movie “Concussion,” about football-related brain trauma, to avoid antagonizing the National Football League, the New York Times reported on Wednesday (September 2).
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