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Girls May See Longer-Lasting Concussion Effects
Adolescent girls may have to deal with the symptoms of sports-related concussions for longer than boys, according to a new study.
A Look at Teen Concussion Rates
Many adolescents reported that they have been diagnosed with at least one concussion during their lives, according to a new study.
When Using Your Head Might Hurt
Usually, using your head is a good thing. But using your head in soccer may be hazardous, according to a new study.
The Risks of Football for Student Athletes
Around 1.1 million high school and 75,000 college student athletes play tackle football each year in the United States. And that puts them at risk of serious injuries.
The Burden of Pediatric Concussions
Many measures of how often children get concussions are based on emergency department visit data, but that may not be the most accurate way to measure, a new study found.
Why You Should Wear Your Helmet
The effectiveness of protective headgear in bicycle-related accidents has long been a topic of debate. But new evidence suggests that Mom was right — helmets can save lives.
Concussions May Exact Long-Term Toll on Football Players
Football is a violent sport. Although most football-related injuries heal, one particular injury — concussion — may lead to major mental issues later in life.
Not Just a Bump on the Head: Football and Concussion
Young athletes may face a risk of concussion more often than expected.
Football and Brain Injury: Unhealthy Partners?
Football is unquestionably a contact sport, and repeated “contacts” could be causing brain injuries.
Concussion Protection: Keep Your Head in the Game
Scientists are always looking for new ways to prevent concussions — a particular concern for athletes. Some of the most recent innovations, however, may not work as well as hoped.