Brain Disease High In Football Players

Brain Trauma

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy begins when repeated blows to the brain are not allowed to heal. In its later stages, CTE can lead to rage, aggression, paranoia, and suicidal thoughts.

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  • Linebacker says risk of head injury not worth it
    Chris Borland, 24, of the San Francisco 49ers walks away from big money "to do what's best for my health." Studies suggest that the hard knocks of football can lead to debilitating head injuries. More
  • Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines
    Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today. About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. More
  • US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged
    Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
  • Cost of feeding a family of four: $146 to $289 a week
    Latest statistics give a range of prices for feeding a family of four a healthy diet. The cost of feeding a family of four a healthy diet can run $146 to $289 a week, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. More
  • 2-year-old girl gets windpipe made from stem cells
    A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment.... More
  • UNC football honors former assistant coach Zach Hoffpauir, family
    The University of Northern Colorado football team honored its former assistant coach Zach Hoffpauir, who died unexpectedly in May 2020. Hoffpauir’s father, Doug, and his father’s wife, ...
    09/25/2021 - 8:27 am | View Link
  • A visit with Tim Green: Despite ALS, ‘every day is full for me’ (video)
    The bright screen of a tablet silhouettes Tim Green’s face as he finishes up a work call here in the living room of his lakeside mansion. It’s almost noon on a dreary Wednesday in early September, and ...
    09/21/2021 - 12:06 pm | View Link
  • Dementia among footballers should be considered 'industrial disease'
    Cases of dementia and brain injury among footballers must be considered an “industrial disease”, Scottish ministers have been told. Michael Marra, a Labour MSP, will use a member’s debate in Holyrood ...
    09/20/2021 - 8:30 pm | View Link
  • Labour call for dementia in former footballers to be ‘industrial disease’
    The Scottish Government is being urged to recognise cases of dementia and brain injury among footballers as an “industrial disease”.
    09/20/2021 - 7:26 pm | View Link
  • Dementia football pressure group to call for safeguards
    FOOTBALLERS should not have to “sacrifice their health for our entertainment", a Scots politician backing new dementia safety measures ...
    09/20/2021 - 6:00 pm | View Link
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