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
  • Families of Jack Charlton and Nobby Stiles back new concussion campaign
    The families of the England World Cup winners Jack Charlton and Nobby Stiles are backing a campaign to revamp research into links between dementia and blows to the head ...
    10/23/2020 - 12:04 pm | View Link
  • Evidence of brain damage, but sports associations look away
    Ex-athletes and their loved ones want to know if their sport has caused them brain damage. The lack of answers is no coincidence, according to research by the NRC. Important international sports ...
    10/23/2020 - 9:13 am | View Link
  • New cancer hurdle for 'Team Jack'
    Jack is now a 15-year-old freshman at West Holt High School in Atkinson, and his cancer is in remission. After Jack's story was shared across the country, Andy and his wife, Brianna, launched the Team ...
    10/20/2020 - 4:04 am | View Link
  • Andy Hoffman, Jack's dad, faces setback in his battle against brain cancer
    Jack, then 7, became famous in 2013 when he ran for a 69-yard touchdown during Nebraska’s spring football game. Jack is now a 15-year-old freshman at West Holt High School in Atkinson ...
    10/19/2020 - 1:54 am | View Link
  • MND cure hopes helped by football club legend
    THE sister of a former footballer who died at 45 of Motor Neurone Disease has said it gives her some comfort to know that young players from his ...
    10/17/2020 - 6:27 pm | View Link
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