Health

Head injuries hit one in 14 kids, CDC reports

(HealthDay)—Given the news of the devastating effects of head injuries among professional football players, parents may wonder if their mini athletes are at risk, too.

Health

Do NFL players face a higher risk of early death?

(HealthDay)—The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots playing in Sunday's Super Bowl may have already taken a hidden hit before setting foot on the field, a new study suggests.

Cardiology

CT shows enlarged aortas in former pro football players

Former National Football League (NFL) players are more likely to have enlarged aortas, a condition that may put them at higher risk of aneurysms, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological ...

Neuroscience

New studies show brain impact of youth football

School-age football players with a history of concussion and high impact exposure undergo brain changes after one season of play, according to two new studies conducted at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Wake ...

Neuroscience

Grey Cup haunted by brain injury risk—but doesn't have to be

When the Toronto Argonauts and Calgary Stampeders square off in Ottawa for the 105th Grey Cup on Sunday, it will be under dark clouds—not necessarily of weather, but rather the risk of concussions and their devastating ...

Health

Football position and length of play affect brain impact

Researchers have found that damage to white matter in the brains of former college and professional football players due to recurrent head impacts can be related to playing position and career duration, according to a new ...

Pediatrics

Who's most at risk of head injury in youth football?

(HealthDay)—Young football players are more likely to experience a brain-jarring hit to the head if they're part of a team's running and passing game or a fast-moving defender, a small study found.

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