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Concussion risk in sports should not be overstated

Concussions in football have become the target of rules and lawsuits. Current and former football players speak out regularly on the subject, even opining on whether their children will be playing the sport.

To date, the biggest newsmaker is the NFL, where more than 4,500 former players have filed suit, some accusing the league of fraud for its handling of concussions. They include former Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett and Super Bowl-winning Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, who suffers from dementia.

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Obama On NFL Concussions: ‘I Would Not Let My Son Play Pro Football’

President Barack Obama again voiced concern about the National Football League’s concussion rate, acknowledging that players “know what they’re doing” but adding that he would not want his child to play the sport at the professional level.

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Brain injuries like Michael Schumacher’s can destroy lives: Study

People with severe head injuries like the one that left Michael Schumacher in critical condition have permanently altered brains that make the victims more likely to become mentally ill and die prematurely, scientists said on Wednesday.

Brain experts said most health services fail to make the link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and long-term mental consequences, meaning patients can fall through the net into depression, behavioural problems and crime. While Schumacher, a wealthy and famous former motor-racing driver well supported by family, friends and doctors, is in a far better position that most with TBI, he will nevertheless still have a changed brain and will need to readjust and cope.

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Four More Studies Find Causal Links Between CTE and Contact Sports and Suicide Scientifically Premature

Four new scientific papers are adding to the growing chorus of researchers pouring cold water on the now common assumption in the media and general population that contact sports causes CTE, and that CTE causes those with the disease to commit suicide.

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US judge rejects settlement in NFL concussion case

 A federal judge denied preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing it may not be enough to cover 20,000 retired players.

U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody asked for more financial analysis from the parties, a week after players’ lawyers filed a detailed payout plan.

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Professional Rugby Players to Undergo Concussion Training Program

All professional rugby union players and coaches in England will have compulsory education on concussion before the start of next season.

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Teen Concussion Patients Should Lay Off Homework, Social Media, and Video Games

Teens who play high school sports like football that sustain a concussion should avoid texting, homework, and playing video games, according to new research coming out of Boston Children’s Hospital.

Researchers say that teen athletes that have suffered a concussion while playing a sport recovered faster when they practiced “cognitive rest.”

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Power Down to Speed Concussion Recovery: Study

Young people who suffer a concussion often want to return to school and begin using electronics right away, but resuming everyday life too quickly might delay recovery, researchers say.

 Kids who give their brains a few days’ rest and gradually return to normal mental activity heal faster than those who rush back to their books, computers and TVs, a new study suggests.

Limiting impacts in training key to cutting concussions – Dr. Michael O’Brien

IF YOU PLAY sport, you know that training can be just as painful as it is fun, especially when you play contact sports such as rugby or American football.

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Football Concussions Crisis Sparks Debate Over Helmet Ban

Football isn’t about to go away, of course. But some experts say football helmets should. They say helmets offer little protection and argue for a helmet-free version of the game. Other experts say helmets save lives, plain and simple.

What do you think? Should football helmets stay in the game—or be tossed out? Before tackling that question yourself, read what two leading experts have to say.

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