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Linebacker says risk of head injury not worth it

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.

Senh: Wow. Borland's thinking long term. In his brief NFL stint, he's probably made enough to last him a lifetime if he spends it wisely. It's courageous of him to make a stand, especially after most of his peers became depressed and committed suicide shortly after their retirement because of head injuries sustained during their careers. This will change football.


NFL players union funding $100M study on injury

The union that represents U.S. professional football players has given Harvard University a $100 million grant for a study of the range of health problems, from brain damage to heart conditions, that affect current and former players.


Seau's family sues NFL over brain injuries

The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football....


Back on the job, Clinton presented with football helmet after concussion

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was presented with a gift from her staff: protective head gear -- a football helmet with the State Department logo on the side as well as a football jersey with the number 112 on it, for the number of countries the secretary visited during her four-year tenure.


Hillary Clinton expected to make full recovery from blood clot

The blood clot that led to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s hospitalization on Sunday is lodged in a vein behind her right ear, her doctors disclosed in a statement late Monday.


Hillary Clinton faints, has concussion

Hillary Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sustained a concussion after becoming dehydrated and fainting, and will no longer testify Thursday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.


NFL pledges $30 million for medical research

Roger Goodell

The NFL has pledged $30 million for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health... Potential areas of research under the grant include the brain, specifically chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), concussion management and treatment, and the understanding of the relationship between traumatic brain injury and late-life neurodegenerative disorders, especially Alzheimer's disease.


Players sue over NFL head trauma

Thousands of former American football players sue the National Football League for allegedly hiding the dangers of football-related head traumas.


Justin Bieber suffers concussion in Paris; Beyonce to voice ‘Epic’ film

Remember when Justin Bieber smacked his head into a glass revolving door a few years ago? Well, he faced his clear nemesis again Thursday at a concert in Paris when he bonked his noggin on a glass wall and suffered a concussion.


PFT: Seau's family considers donating brain for study

Junior Seau

Researchers in Boston want to study the brain of the late Junior Seau for evidence of Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy. Seau’s family may decide to allow it.


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