School rugby and concussions: why parents can't bury their heads in the sand

2017-02-15 09:51

World Rugby is trying to increase awareness around one of the most common rugby injuries.

Rest may not be best for kids after concussion

2016-12-21 14:32

New research indicates that concussed children and teens are less likely to have persistent symptoms four weeks later if they engage in light aerobic exercise within the first seven days.

Playing on with concussion doubles recovery time

2016-08-29 14:43

A study involving athletes from several sports who had concussions during a game or practice found that those who continued to play took on average twice as long to recover than those who were immediately sidelined.

Brief return of concussion symptoms normal part of recovery

2016-08-10 09:47

Clinicians say that spikes in concussion symptoms are pretty common, get better with time, and do not seem to change recovery time.

Concussions strike 1 in 3 water polo players

2016-06-30 07:38

The average for concussions in this fast-paced sport is two per person, with women being more at risk.

Will Smith says new role enlightened him

2015-12-26 17:00

Will Smith says he was enlightened by his role in Concussion in which he plays a doctor who diagnosed risks to NFL players.

Banning of 'headers' will not decrease soccer concussion

2015-07-15 13:42

Researchers have found that banning headers among high school soccer players would not reduce concussion rates as much as enforcing existing rules on rough play.

Concussions may lead to emotional problems in teens

2014-07-11 15:31

Identifying factors that may exacerbate issues teens experience after concussion may help in planning for the appropriate treatment.

Playing football in hot weather may up concussion risk

2014-04-29 12:46

Playing football during hot and humid weather might lead to a 'perfect storm' of risk factors that boost the chances of concussion.

Apps can help professionals spot a concussion

2014-04-07 13:10

Mobile apps provide a new dimension in concussion management for medically trained professionals and can help parents, coaches and trainers tell when an athlete has a concussion.


'Heading' a soccer ball can damage your brain

2017-02-02 12:44

Being able to 'head' a soccer ball might seem like a good skill to have, but it's tied to a higher concussion risk in players.

Football carried lower risk of dementia 50 years ago

2016-12-13 09:49

A study found those who played football in high school in the 50s and 60s don't face an increased risk of dementia or memory problems.

Concussion in kids may lead to long-term problems

2016-08-24 10:14

An Oxford study found that traumatic brain injuries in youths consistently predicted later risk of long-term psychological and social problems.

Concussion rates have doubled among US kids

2016-07-11 10:16

The study found concussion diagnoses among 10- to 14-year-olds rose by 243 percent. The big question is whether the increase reflects a true rise in the number of injuries or an increase in diagnoses.

Concussion affects students more than other injuries

2016-05-23 09:42

After a week, students with concussion struggled more academically than students with a musculoskeletal injury, according to researchers.


2015-12-24 06:38

Concussion is a well-intentioned but somewhat underwhelming telling of a true story that is by turns extraordinary and utterly befuddling.

Athletes should give concussion time to heal

2014-08-29 13:13

Athletes who seem to have recovered from a concussion may show subtle worsening in a particular mental ability after returning to exercise.

Dangerous practice in ice hockey puts boys at risk

2014-05-28 10:11

In ice hockey a 'check' involves hitting a skater on the opposing team to try to separate him from the puck. Paediatricians warn that this increases injury risk.

More high school compliance with concussion guidelines

2014-04-11 13:04

Concussions are often caused by a blow to the head, frequently in collision sports, and increasing numbers of high school athletes are complying with recommended guidelines.

Simple vision test spots 79% of concussions

2014-02-27 14:43

A simple vision test was able to detect 79% of concussions among American college athletes followed over a season.

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