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Even Young Football Players Not Immune to Damage From Head Injuries

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The long-term effects of head injuries in football players begin at a young age, a new study finds. Researchers tested college football players' blood for concussion markers and found that they…

Concussion Tied to Suicide Risk

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who have experienced either a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to commit suicide than others, a new review suggests. The analysis also indicates that men and…

Some Activity Fine for Kids Recovering From Concussions, Docs Say

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who suffer a sports-related concussion should reduce, but not eliminate, physical and mental activity in the days after their injury, an American Academy of Pediatrics report says. "Athletes…

Blood Test May One Day Help Track Concussion Recovery

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to use a blood test to diagnose and manage athletes' concussions, but the results could vary by race and gender, researchers report. In the new study, investigators analyzed the…

Sleep May Speed Kids' Recovery From Concussion

SATURDAY, Nov. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Good sleep helps speed young athletes recover from a concussion, a new study reports. The study included 356 athletes from Texas, age 19 and younger, who suffered a sports-related concussion. At…

New Research Offers Insights Into Football-Related Concussions

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated hits to the head, rather than one severe blow, may determine whether football players suffer a concussion, a new study suggests. The findings underscore the need to limit head impacts…

Kids' Concussion Symptoms May Persist for a Year

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A year after a concussion, up to one-third of kids still have symptoms such as headache and irritability that may affect school performance, a new study finds. "Children with all types of injuries…

One Football Rule Change Might Lower Concussion Risk

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The most dangerous play in football can be rendered safer through a simple rule change, a new study out of the Ivy League suggests. Moving the kickoff line forward by just five yards -- from the…

One Football Rule Change Might Lower Concussion Risk

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The most dangerous play in football can be rendered safer through a simple rule change, a new study out of the Ivy League suggests. Moving the kickoff line forward by just five yards -- from the…

Are Concussions Tougher on Athletes With ADHD?

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be at higher risk of developing depression and anxiety symptoms after a concussion, a preliminary study suggests. The study,…

'Walk & Think' Test Could Be Key to Concussion Care

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can you spell words backwards while you're walking? Successfully performing that simple test of cognition could help decide whether a concussed athlete is safe to return to play, new research shows. If…

2.5 Million U.S. High School Students Had a Concussion in Past Year

THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The damaging effects of a concussion are well-known, and new research finds the injuries are common among U.S. high school students. In a representative survey of nearly 15,000 kids in grades…