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The Concussion Crisis Is Deadlier Than Ever — Can Tech Solve It?

The technology surrounding concussions is fundamentally changing.

First, advancements in testing technology allow researchers to more deeply understand an athlete’s recovery process. They’ve discovered an athlete can still suffer from a TBI months after the incident, much longer than previously thought. Often, the athlete isn’t even aware he’s still recovering. He may feel fine, even if his brain is not.

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Why the NCAA, not the NFL, is key to concussion debate

Today the concussion debate centers around the NFL and the numerous stories of players committing suicide or suffering form dementia and other brain-related illnesses. But the concussion problem is much bigger than the NFL.

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Lions RB suing NFL, helmet maker over concussions

 Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is suing the NFL and helmet maker Riddell after concussion problems helped cut short his career.

The lawsuit was filed in Wayne County Circuit Court on Tuesday. It alleges the league has been aware of evidence of mild traumatic brain injuries and the risk for its players for years, but ”deliberately ignored and actively concealed” the information. It also accuses Riddell of making defective helmets and failing to inform the players of the long-term effects of concussions.

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Column: Welker, Harvin and the pain of football: Concussions

Wes Welker ditched the orange suit for media day, much as he did comparisons between the two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks he’s had the privilege of catching passes from.

The stuff about concussions wasn’t so easy, especially since the big helmet he now wears to protect his head will stick out in the Super Bowl just as much as the orange suit he had on getting off the plane on arrival here.

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Poll: 85 percent in NFL would play in Super Bowl with concussion

An overwhelming majority of NFL players who were polled anonymously said they would choose to play in the Super Bowl with a concussion, according to results released Monday by ESPN.com. Of 320 polled, 85 percent said they would play.

The concussion issue continues to follow the NFL. The league took a step Monday to show it isn’t hiding by inviting a nonprofit group dealing with concussion prevention in youth sports to hold a news conference at Super Bowl media headquarters in Manhattan.

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The NHL faces a concussion lawsuit: whats next?

For the National Hockey League, Tuesday will either be the first day of a serious regeneration process, or the first day of truly entrenched denial.

Recently, 10 former players launched a class action lawsuit against the league claiming it didn’t do enough to protect them from concussions. The lawsuit alleges the NHL is guilty of “historically ignoring the true risks of concussive events, sub-concussive events and/or brain injuries suffered by NHL hockey players” and of “refusing to address the issue of brain injuries despite a growing body of medical opinion establishing such a linkage and their own study of the issue.” And, apparently, “refusing” to change its rules to effectively protect players.

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NFL, NHL concussion cases are not the same

Three months after the NFL agreed on a $765 million settlement with thousands of ex-players for concussion-related health problems, a group of their NHL peers is going to court, too.

Hockey has proven to be an equally dangerous sport as football, but that doesn’t mean the link between collisions on the ice and post-career trouble will lead to a similar outcome. The legal and cultural surroundings of the NFL and NHL concussion lawsuits are more distinct than alike.

Start with the nature of the players themselves.

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#C4CT Concussion Awareness Summit to be held at United Nations

Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. (otcqb:AMBS), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics related to neurodegeneration and apoptosis, and Brewer Sports International (BSI), a multi-faceted global sports advisory firm, are pleased to provide an update surrounding the Amarantus #C4CT Summit hosted by Brewer Sports International, powered by MDM Worldwide, to be held on Wednesday, January 29 in the Trusteeship Council at the United Nations in New York City, NY during Super Bowl Week.

The conference will unite industry experts, leading scientists, neurologists and international business leaders with current and former professional athletes in effort to create consensus on the path forward for scientific research and commercial development.

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Former NFL player talks about concussions in sports

Concussions are a worry for many kids in sports, both girls and boys.

According to 10-year NFL veteran Robert Jones, football fans sport their team colors, while football players show their true colors.

“It is the only game to me, that I feel, that brings out what’s really inside the people that are playing on the field,” said Robert.

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Citing Costs, N.H.L. Injury Study Urges More Safety

An author of a new medical study said the high cost of paying injured N.H.L. players should push the league to stiffen what he described as inadequate measures to prevent brain trauma, including rules that still allow fighting.

“N.H.L. owners need to do a better job of protecting their athletes — if not for their players, then for their own pocketbooks,” said the author, Dr. Michael Cusimano, a neurosurgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

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