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{FD} Aaron Hernandez’s brain suffered severe CTE, researcher says

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Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered substantial damage to parts of the brain that affect memory, judgment and behavior from the most severe case of a degenerative disease linked to head blows ever found in someone so young, a re… Continue reading

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{FD} Boy’s concussion symptoms lead to tumor diagnosis

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Friends and family have rallied around a 7-year-old Florida boy who sought treatment for a concussion, only to be diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Continue reading

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{FD} High school football player died of ‘blunt force trauma’

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The death of a 16-year-old football player has been attributed to “blunt force trauma,” and ruled accidental after he collapsed during a blocking play in an Oct. 20 game. Continue reading

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{FD} Sorority sister dies 3 weeks after getting hit in head by soccer ball

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A University of Alabama freshman will be remembered during a prayer vigil on Wednesday, days after she died from a soccer injury that left her in a coma for three weeks. Continue reading

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{FD} Recurrent concussions are down in high school sports

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With passage of laws requiring U.S. high schools to report young athletes’ concussions, more of these head injuries are being reported – but the rate of repeat concussions has gone down, a new study shows. Continue reading

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{FD} High school forfeits football game after 9 players take blows to head

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A high school team in Canada forfeited a game Friday after nine players suffered head injuries, CBC News reports. Continue reading

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{FD} CTE breakthrough: Biomarker may indicate disease in living patients

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Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine said they’ve identified a key biomarker that may make it possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients. Continue reading

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{FD} Car crash victim reportedly shows signs of life after 15-year coma

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A car crash victim left in a coma for 15 years has shown signs of life after a nerve simulator was implanted into his chest by neurosurgeons. Continue reading

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{FD} Some youth football drills raise head-impact risk more than others

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Several youth football drills expose young athletes to head impacts more frequently and more roughly than others, according to a U.S. study that followed 10- and 11-year-old players for a full season. Continue reading

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{FD} College football player dies after injury during ‘routine’ tackle

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A college football player who suffered a neck injury during a game on Saturday has died, university officials announced Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} 9-year-old dies of head trauma at soccer practice

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The family of a 9-year-old boy who died after a soccer goal post collapsed on him said he was “full of life and joy.” Continue reading

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{FD} Boston University to study brain of ex-NFL linebacker

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The brain of former University of Colorado and NFL football player Drew Wahlroos, who killed himself earlier this month, has been donated to Boston University. Continue reading

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{FD} Miami Dolphins, UM develop program to study concussions in high school athletes

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The Miami Dolphins play their first pre-season game Thursday night at Hard Rock Stadium. Continue reading

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