Neuroscience

More head impacts increase risk for death in NFL players

An increase in repetitive head impacts is associated with an increased hazard of death among National Football League (NFL) players, according to a study published online May 11 in JAMA Network Open.

Neuroscience

CTE risk, severity increases with years playing American football

The risk and severity of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) increases with the number of years playing American football according to a new study that appears online in Annals of Neurology. These findings reaffirm ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Study analyzes mortality risks among pro athletes

Professional football players appear to have a somewhat elevated risk of death, including higher risk of succumbing to cardiac and neurodegenerative diseases, compared with professional baseball players of similar age, according ...

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.

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