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Breakthrough military study results for concussion announced

New research on the first highly-scalable intervention for mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI) -- commonly from concussions and blast exposures -- has been presented at the 9th Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference in Washington, D.C

Vaccine could protect football players from concussion

To coincide with the Superbowl, a science-meets-sport news story has been announced. United Neuroscience, a spinout of vaccine-maker United Bioscience, has reported that it is developing a drug designed to inoculate the brain against CTE.

Warning that concussion affects driving months later

Atlanta - After a person experiences mild concussion the effects slowly ebb away and the affected person returns to their normal routine. Things may not completely go back to normal, however, and medics have issues a new warning about driving.

Link made between concussion and Alzheimer’s

Is there a link between concussion and the later development of Alzheimer’s disease? Although there are different factors that could result in the neurodegenerative disease, researchers, in a new report, focus on one potentially important aspect.

Biomarker for concussion discovered

After someone has been involved in an accident, or following a tough session on the sports field, assessing concussion is difficult for it takes time for symptoms to emerge. For earlier detection scientists have discovered a biomarker.

Review: New on DVD for March 29 Special

This week’s releases include a couple of series with intriguing premises; the end to a dystopian saga; Quentin Tarantino’s latest venture; a meaningful biopic; and eye candy for adrenaline junkies.

Essential Science: Tackling concussion and head injuries

Many types of sport, as well as everyday activities, carry the risk of head injuries. How to deal with head injuries and concussion requires care to avoid permanent damage. Scientists have been investigating the most effective therapies.

Review: Trailer: Will Smith tackles a relevant issue in 'Concussion'

In the latest film from Will Smith, ‘Concussion' tells the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu and his study on head trauma in professional football.

AFI shows 'Concussion'; Eddie Gordon announces 'Kings of Movies' Special

Los Angeles - The Hollywood film industry is out in force this week as film makers, producers, directors and executives are converging during AFI FEST which kicked off on Nov 5th. The festival will continue to run through November 12.

The 5 movies you need to see this December

When it comes to the year in film, studios always seem to save their best for last. The last two weeks of December feature a number of must-see films for Oscar-watchers and casual fans alike.

Review: Teenager concussion warnings explained in new book Special

The brain of a young adult is very vulnerable and concussion can cause long-term, sometimes irreversible damage. A neuroscientist and mom is seeking to raise awareness among parents about the risks along with the safety precautions kids should take.

Man hit by 100-kg chunk of ice while walking along street

A 56-year-old man was sent to hospital with a concussion late Tuesday afternoon after a 100kg chunk of ice landed on his head in downtown Ottawa as he walked along the pavement, leaving him in serious condition.

Op-Ed: Concussion care should be determined by doctors

Calls for doctors to have the last word on whether soccer players will return to the pitch have escalated after recent World Cup events.

Concussions and youth sports Special

Suffering from a concussion can occur in any sport, and at all levels of play. The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimates 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions occur in sports and recreational activities each year.

Rove hints Hillary brain-damaged

The man known as “Bush’s brain” is speculating that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has suffered brain damage, and suggested Republicans should raise questions about her health as a campaign issue.

NFL settles concussion case

The National Football League (NFL) has agreed to pay out a total of $765 million to help cover the medical expenses of more than 4,500 former players and to fund research on head injuries.

Concussions, sports take center stage Saturday in Austin Special

Austin - From young children making their first play on the field to highly paid professional athletes, the risk of concussions and how to treat such injuries have emerged as THE sports medicine issue of our time.

Link drawn between concussion and depression

Two new research projects into professional football players have drawn a link between concussions and a tendency, in some cases, towards depression.

Hillary Clinton released from the hospital

New York - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seen leaving the hospital on Wednesday, three days after doctors found she had a blood clot.

Secretary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

New York - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after doctors discovered a blood clot during a routine follow-up exam.

Concussion risk and Winter Sports

The winter sports season is a big event for the New Year, with people taking to the ice and slopes. The games are not without risks, especially for young people. To help players to understand these, the U.S. CDC has issued some advice.

Hillary Clinton faints, recovering after concussion

Washington - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reportedly recovering after sustaining a concussion. A State Department spokesman Philippe Reines, said: "While suffering from a stomach virus, [she] became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion."

NFL: Chiefs Eric Winston rips hometown fans in cheering QB injury

Kansas City - It's the story that's now caught international attention. Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Winston ripped into hometown fans Sunday for cheering when their own quarterback Matt Cassel was knocked unconscious and left the game with a concussion.

NHL: Former enforcer Wade Belak found dead in Toronto

Toronto - Former National Hockey League player Wade Belak has been found dead in a Toronto hotel room. The cause of his death is unknown. The 35-year-old tough guy played 14 seasons with six teams.

Former NFL greats' brains to be studied for trauma-caused disease

Boston - Brain trauma associated with the US version of football continues its close scrutiny as researchers are being allowed to examine brains of two former National Football League (NFL) running back greats who recently died within months of each other.

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Washington Redskins  Jordan Reed suffers a concussion on Oct. 4  2015
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