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Language May Be Early Clue
About Athletes' Problems
May 30, 2017 2:13 PM CDT
Language May Be Early Clue About Athletes' Problems
Researchers put NFL players through linguistic tests
- With head injuries a growing concern within football and other contact sports, researchers believe they may have found a way to test for CTE
a patient is dead, the
New York Times
reports. Researchers put 10,000 interviews given by NFL players, coaches, and executives over eight years through...
The Real Cause of
Apr 26, 2017 3:29 PM CDT
The Real Cause of Hemingway's Decline? Concussions: Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist argues the great writer was suffering from CTE
- In 1936, Ernest Hemingway told a friend he'd never kill himself, the
reports. The great author was dead by his own hand 25 years later. According to
, Hemingway scholars have long blamed the writer's decade-long decline and eventual suicide on some combination of alcoholism and...
Attorney, Authorities Battle
Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain
Apr 20, 2017 7:19 PM CDT
Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain
His brain has been given to his family, who will donate it to CTE research
- Aaron Hernandez's brain is being turned over to his family after his lawyer accused authorities in Massachusetts of "illegally" keeping it from them, NBC News reports. According to Reuters , the former NFL player's family plans to donate his brain to the CTE center at Boston University, where...
The Dead Man Had CTE, but
Not the History You'd Expect
Mar 3, 2017 10:32 AM CST
The Dead Man Had CTE, but Not the History You'd Expect
No history or brain injury, contact sports
- Think CTE only affects people who've suffered brain injuries? So did scientists—until one man turned their research upside down. For the first time, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disorder previously found only in people who suffered head injuries, has been found in a patient with no such history,...
Brains of Kids
as Young as 8
Altered After One
Oct 25, 2016 11:50 AM CDT
Brains of Kids as Young as 8 Altered After One Football Season
Players don't even need a full-blown concussion to suffer adverse effects: study
- Grade-school football players may not ever experience a concussion, but just one season of "sub-concussive head impacts"—blows to the head that aren't quite severe enough to cause a full-blown concussion—could be enough to alter young athletes' brains, ABC News reports. Per a study in the...
Pro Wrestlers Sue
Over Brain Injuries, Too
Jul 19, 2016 5:03 AM CDT
Pro Wrestlers Sue Over Brain Injuries, Too
Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka is among those going after the WWE
- Add pro wrestlers to those suing their former employer over brain injuries suffered on the job. More than 50 retired wrestlers—including Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka—filed suit against World Wrestling Entertainment on Monday, reports Reuters . Other big plaintiff names from wrestling's early days are Joseph Laurinaitis, 55, known...
BMX Star Dave Mirra Had CTE
May 24, 2016 3:33 PM CDT
BMX Star Dave Mirra Had CTE
Mirra killed himself in February after a concussion-filled sports career
- Dave Mirra, the legendary BMX star who killed himself in February, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy—a disease more commonly seen in football players and boxers, ESPN reports. He's believed to be the first action sports athlete to be diagnosed with it. "The key is brain injury," says...
Giant,' Had CTE
When He Died
May 24, 2016 2:08 PM CDT
Bubba Smith, NFL's 'Gentle Giant,' Had CTE When He Died
Player-turned-actor was one stage away from full-blown dementia: researchers
- Before he played Moses Hightower in the
franchise, Charles "Bubba" Smith took some hard hits on the football field as a Pro Bowl player and defensive end for the Baltimore Colts, among other teams. And those hits during his 10 seasons in the league were apparently enough...
Mar 15, 2016 5:13 AM CDT
NFL Official Makes Surprise Admission About CTE
It marks the first time the league has linked the game to the disease
- It was a simple question: Is there a link between playing football and CTE? And a simple response: "The answer to that question is certainly yes." But as Steve Fainaru of ESPN reports, it marks the first time a top NFL official has acknowledged a link between the...
Will Donate Her Brain
for Concussion Study
Mar 3, 2016 2:43 PM CST
Brandi Chastain Will Donate Her Brain for Concussion Study
Not many brains donated to CTE research are from women
- Brandi Chastain, whose penalty kick gave the United States the 1999 Women's World Cup title, has pledged her brain for concussion research. The 47-year-old Chastain announced her donation to the Massachusetts-based Concussion Legacy Foundation on Thursday. Upon her death, her brain will go to the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, a...
Feb 3, 2016 8:47 AM CST
Another Legendary NFL Player Had CTE
This time it's ex-Oakland Raider and NFL MVP Ken Stabler
- "I'm tired" were the last words an ex-NFL quarterback who died in July spoke to his family, and recent findings may now explain why his final years were such a struggle. Ken Stabler, an NFL MVP who made his name with the rambunctious Oakland Raiders in the '...
NFLers Worry About
'100% Injury Rate,'
Teams Using Them
Jan 31, 2016 1:00 PM CST
NFLers Worry About '100% Injury Rate,' Teams Using Them
AP: Many think their organizations don't give best care, have interests at heart
- As the NFL victims of brain damage get more prominent and younger and younger , the AP sent reporters into all 32 locker rooms in the league to take the temperature of 100 current players themselves. What those reporters encountered: An acute awareness of the risk of injury—though some players...
Thinks OJ Has CTE
Jan 29, 2016 12:52 PM CST
Doc Thinks OJ Has CTE
Dr. Bennet Omalu 'would bet my medical license on it'
- Dr. Bennet Omalu, the neuropathologist who first identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy, says he "would bet my medical license" that OJ Simpson has CTE. The degenerative brain disease, likely caused by repeated blows to the head, often afflicts football players, but cannot be identified until after death. It can cause...
Died at 27 Had
Jan 27, 2016 9:58 AM CST
Ex-NFL Player Who Died at 27 Had Advanced CTE
Tyler Sash was at stage of disease rarely seen in someone so young
- An ex-New York Giants player who died at the age of 27 in September after accidentally ODing on pain meds suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy—and was at an advanced stage of the brain disease rarely seen in someone so young, the
New York Times
reports. Dr. Ann McKee, the...
Jan 5, 2016 8:11 AM CST
Brain Trauma Found in 25-Year-Old Football Player
Michael Keck, now deceased, suffered his first football concussion at age 8
- Before he died of a heart condition at age 25, Michael Keck told his wife that he wanted to donate his brain to Boston University. The former football player thought he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), NBC News reports, the degenerative brain disorder caused by repeated blows to the head...
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