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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.

 

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.

 

First photos of Representative Gabrielle Giffords released

First photos of Representative Gabrielle Giffords released

The first photos of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords since she was shot in January were released on Sunday on her Facebook page. The photos of the Arizona Democrat were taken by a professional photographer the day before her cranioplasty surgery in May.

 

Report: Gabrielle Giffords struggling to communicate, return to Congress uncertain

Report: Gabrielle Giffords struggling to communicate, return to Congress uncertain

Gabrielle Giffords is nowhere close to returning to Congress. And there remains real doubt whether she ever will. That appears to be the bottom line of an article Thursday in the Arizona Republic that provides the most complete assessment yet of the wounded congresswoman’s current condition. Giffords was shot in the head by a gunman in Tucson in January. Now, six months later, she still struggles mightily to communicate, although her staff believes her comprehension skills are strong. And it remains unclear just how much damage her brain has suffered.

 

Study: 1 in 7 strokes occur while sleeping

One in seven strokes happens at night, and sufferers may not get medicine that could prevent brain damage, suggests a new study.

 

Tangles found in NFL player's brain

Tangles found in NFL player's brain

His was a suicide with a macabre twist. In February, former Chicago Bears safety David Duerson shot himself in the chest, but not before leaving behind a note requesting his brain be studied for evidence of a disease striking football players.

 

Duerson's kin donating his brain for research

Duerson's kin donating his brain for research

The family of former Bears safety Dave Duerson has agreed to donate his brain for research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a condition linked to athletes who have sustained repeated concussions....

 

Face shield for soldiers could shield brain, too

Face shield for soldiers could shield brain, too

MIT's rocket scientists have teamed up with a brain-injury expert in the military to show that a face shield could block much of the blast waves from roadside bombs, boosting protection for U.S. soldiers.

 

Smoking marijuana as teen may have lasting brain effects, study suggests

Smoking marijuana as teen may have lasting brain effects, study suggests

Teenagers respond differently to drugs than adults, and early use may lead to long-lasting effects on brain development, according ...

 

Ex-chair of NFL brain panel denies link to disease

Former NFL player Kyle Turley told members of Congress on Monday that while he still had a severe headache, the St. Louis Rams cleared him for full-contact drills four days after a concussion seven years ago.

 

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