NFL to Study Concussions and Brain Injuries

The National Football League’s committee on concussion research is planning an in-depth study on the long-term effects of concussions on its players. Two years ago, a Congressional committee held a hearing on the link between football and brain injury, and the N.F.L. agreed to turn over players medical records to the House Judiciary Committee for… Learn More »

Football Player Suicide Linked to Brain Injury

David Duerson was a former Chicago Bears safety who took his own life in February. He left a note behind requesting that his brain be studied for evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a dementia-like brain disease afflicting athletes exposed to repeated brain trauma. This month, scientists announced that Duerson’s brain tissue showed evidence of… Learn More »

Congress Holds Hearing on Link Between Football and Brain Injury

Reports on Congressional hearing related to head injuries from football

Scrutiny of Concussion Risk From Football Grows

As the football playoffs get underway, it behooves us to take note of the increasing publicity surrounding concussion injury among football players. Researchers from the University of North Carolina released the results of a groundbreaking study of concussion risk among football players in the December 2007 issue of Neurosurgery. The researchers had outfitted college football… Learn More »