Jun 10, 2013 — Young athletes who have two concussions within a year take nearly three times as long to recover as someone experiencing one concussion. A history of past concussions also hurt recovery times.
Mar 18, 2013 — Athletes who have headaches or any other concussion symptoms should be removed from play immediately, according to tougher standards just issued by neurologists. The move comes in response to research showing short- and long-term damage from head injuries.
Feb 1, 2013 — In the early days of the NFL, the average lineman weighed 190 pounds. Now they average 300 pounds. A look at the physics behind a tackle shows that bigger and faster players means harder slams to the turf and more severe injuries.
Dec 3, 2012 — With growing controversy over the risk of permanent brain injury in contact sports, researchers find an association between repetitive head trauma and brain disease in samples taken from deceased athletes. Many were professional football players.
Mar 5, 2012 — Children with concussions — especially ones that led to unconsciousness or visible changes on MRI scans — were more likely than others to have lingering headaches, tiredness and trouble thinking.
Feb 29, 2012 — Teenagers had more problems with thinking after concussion than children or adults, according to a new study. They had problems with working memory six months to a year after being injured.
Feb 3, 2012 — High school football players experienced brain changes long before they had symptoms of concussion. The findings suggest that concussions come from cumulative damage, researchers say.
Feb 2, 2012 — Computerized testing of athletes for concussion isn't a reliable gauge of their brain health or fitness to return to play, according to new research. The computerized tests are used in the NFL and NHL, and in many colleges and high schools.
Feb 23, 2011 — NFL players who suffer violent blows to the head in games will be evaluated for possible concussions by using a new system in the 2011-2012 season, according to reports.
Aug 17, 2010 — Research suggests head trauma in athletes can lead to damage that looks like Lou Gehrig's Disease. It raises the possibility that the famous baseball player might not have had the disease named for him.