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When It Comes To Alcohol, Athletes Aren’t The Only Role Models In Sport

Google Images I’m not from Australia originally, but since arriving I’ve come to embrace this continent’s unique sport of Aussie Rules Football. I enjoyed a Friday night game at a friend’s house recently, and watched Channel 7’s post-game Friday Front Bar for the first time. Filmed in front of a live audience at [...]

Could PET scans detect brain injury caused by football?

For years, researchers have had to use tissue obtained posthumously to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., the degenerative brain disease that has bedeviled athletes, soldiers and others who have sustained repeated head hits and concussions. via Study Suggests PET Scan May Identify C.T.E. in Living Patients - NYTimes.com.

Concussion Is a Serious Problem for Child Athletes

Doctors and public health experts are concerned about the effect of repeat concussions that occur before the brain has had a chance to heal from a prior impact. More research on how they affect younger brains is urgently needed. In addition, coaches, parents and school officials need to pay closer attention to what is already [...]