Neurotrauma http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24075/all en Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Analysis: In war against cancer, progress is in the eye of<br /> the beholder</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletic training CDATA Concussion Entertainment Health Healthcare reform Labor Medical cannabis Medicine Neurotrauma Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:00:57 +0000 5731531 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Institute of Medicine to study US youth sports concussions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/corrected-institute-medicine-study-us-youth-sports-concussions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects first and second paragraphs, headline to show that Institute of Medicine is not part of government)</p> <p>By Ian Simpson</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The Institute of Medicine launched on Monday a sweeping study of rising sports-related concussions among U.S. youth, amid concerns that the injuries may have contributed to the suicides of professional football players.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/corrected-institute-medicine-study-us-youth-sports-concussions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Neurotrauma Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:15:35 +0000 5731744 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL's Junior Seau had disease from hits to head - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/nfls-junior-seau-had-disease-hits-head-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - NFL linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide last year, had a debilitating brain disease, likely from 20 years of hits to the head, ABC News and ESPN reported on Thursday, citing researchers and his family as sources.</p> <p>Seau, 43, died in May after shooting himself in the chest. He had played for the San Diego Chargers and had a 20-year career in the National Football League.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/nfls-junior-seau-had-disease-hits-head-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States Junior Seau National Football League Neurotrauma Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:47:30 +0000 5732627 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-NFL's Junior Seau had brain disease from blows to head http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-nfls-junior-seau-had-brain-disease-blows-head <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quotes, details from the leader of the study and NIH)</p> <p>By Peter Rudegeair and Sharon Begley</p> <p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Junior Seau, the 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker who killed himself last year, suffered from the same debilitating brain disease diagnosed in at least two other former NFL defensive players who also committed suicide, a study released on Thursday said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-nfls-junior-seau-had-brain-disease-blows-head" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Neurotrauma Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:45:27 +0000 5732787 at http://www.globalpost.com Family of former Chargers star Junior Seau sues NFL over suicide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/family-former-chargers-star-junior-seau-sues-nfl-over-suicide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dan Whitcomb</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The family of former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau, who killed himself last year, sued the National Football League on Wednesday, claiming that his suicide resulted from brain disease caused by repeated hits to the head during his football career.</p> <p>The wrongful death lawsuit, which was filed in San Diego Superior Court by Seau's family, as well as the trustee of his estate, also claims that the NFL concealed the risks of brain damage in the sport, court documents showed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/family-former-chargers-star-junior-seau-sues-nfl-over-suicide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States National Football League Neurotrauma Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:45:15 +0000 5738506 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Family of ex-football star Junior Seau sues NFL over suicide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-family-former-chargers-star-junior-seau-sues-nfl-over- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quotes, details, background)</p> <p>By Dan Whitcomb</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The family of former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau, who killed himself last year, sued the National Football League on Wednesday, saying that brain damage he suffered during his 20 years in the league led to his suicide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-family-former-chargers-star-junior-seau-sues-nfl-over-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States National Football League Neurotrauma Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:15:59 +0000 5738529 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-NFL players union funds $100 mln Harvard study on injury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-nfl-players-union-funding-100-mln-harvard-study-injury <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds NFL response, paragraphs 11-12)</p> <p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>BOSTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The union that represents U.S. professional football players has given Harvard University a $100 million grant for a study of the range of health problems, from brain damage to heart conditions, that affect current and former players.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-nfl-players-union-funding-100-mln-harvard-study-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Education Entertainment Environment Football Health Labor National Football League Neurotrauma Politics Social Issues Technology Weather Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:15:40 +0000 5741094 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Heading football may cause brain damage - US study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/football-heading-football-may-cause-brain-damage-us-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Heading the ball may increase the risk of brain damage to football players, new research has indicated.</p> <p>The US study, which concentrated on schoolgirl footballers, revealed evidence of mental impairment cause by repeatedly heading the ball, with scientists saying the effects suggest "mild traumatic brain injury of the frontal lobes".</p> <p>However, they stressed more research was required to determine whether the changes were permanent or temporary.</p> <p>The study featured a group of 12 teenage female footballers and a matching group of non-players.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/football-heading-football-may-cause-brain-damage-us-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Health Medicine Neurotrauma Sports Technology AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:16:18 +0000 5769011 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: New research program aims to combat brain injuries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/nfl-new-research-program-aims-combat-brain-injuries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The National Football League joined GE, a world leader in medical imaging, on Monday in launching a $60 million research program aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries.</p> <p>The four-year Head Health Initiative, guided by healthcare experts, aims to improve athlete concussion safety with innovations that could be used by soldiers as well as in society.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/nfl-new-research-program-aims-combat-brain-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Medicine National Football League Neurotrauma Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:01:00 +0000 5780158 at http://www.globalpost.com No proof that helmets prevent concussion - experts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/no-proof-helmets-prevent-concussion-experts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Helmets and mouthguards can prevent serious head and facial injuries, but there is no evidence they specifically stave off concussion, top authorities in sports medicine say.</p> <p>Paradoxically, wearing this protection may lead to injuries because a player is tempted to take greater risks, they say.</p> <p>Concussion has become a big issue in contact sports such as American football, ice hockey, rugby and football.</p> <p>Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, a panel of 28 neurologists say concussion is a complex phenomenon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/no-proof-helmets-prevent-concussion-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medicine Neurotrauma Protective gear AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:15:57 +0000 5780225 at http://www.globalpost.com No proof that helmets prevent concussion - experts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/no-proof-helmets-prevent-concussion-experts-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Helmets and mouthguards can prevent serious head and facial injuries, but there is no evidence they specifically stave off concussion, top authorities in sports medicine say.</p> <p>Paradoxically, wearing this protection may lead to injuries because a player is tempted to take greater risks, they say.</p> <p>Concussion has become a big issue in contact sports such as American football, ice hockey, rugby and football.</p> <p>Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, a panel of 28 neurologists say concussion is a complex phenomenon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/no-proof-helmets-prevent-concussion-experts-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medicine Neurotrauma Protective gear AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 03:00:37 +0000 5780295 at http://www.globalpost.com Suspect concussion? Leave game, say US guidelines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/suspect-concussion-leave-game-say-us-guidelines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Any athlete suspected of getting a concussion during sports should stop play, leave the game and not return until cleared by a licensed healthcare professional, according to new US guidelines out Monday.</p> <p>The risk of concussion is greatest in American football and rugby, followed by hockey and soccer among male athletes, said the new standards by the American Academy of Neurology. In women, the risks are greatest in soccer and basketball.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/suspect-concussion-leave-game-say-us-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Concussion grading systems Health Labor Medicine Neurotrauma Social Issues AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:15:57 +0000 5787089 at http://www.globalpost.com Suspect concussion? Leave game, say US guidelines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/suspect-concussion-leave-game-say-us-guidelines-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Any athlete suspected of getting a concussion during sports should stop play, leave the game and not return until cleared by a licensed healthcare professional, according to new US guidelines out Monday.</p> <p>The risk of concussion is greatest in American football and rugby, followed by hockey and soccer among male athletes, said the new standards by the American Academy of Neurology. In women, the risks are greatest in soccer and basketball.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/suspect-concussion-leave-game-say-us-guidelines-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Emergency medicine Health Labor Medicine Neurotrauma Social Issues AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:16:05 +0000 5787202 at http://www.globalpost.com Should science on brain injury inspire a ban? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/should-science-brain-injury-inspire-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - When Ireland's Katie Taylor was taking hits and striking blows for boxing's Olympic debut in an east London ring last year, John Hardy did not want to look.</p> <p>To this leading neuroscientist and molecular biologist, a boxing bout is little more than a session of mutual brain injury. He was horrified to see women boxing at Olympic level for the first time at the London 2012 Games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/should-science-brain-injury-inspire-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Medicine Neurotrauma Politics Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 04:15:04 +0000 5789457 at http://www.globalpost.com One in five Ontario students report serious brain injury, new study says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130625/one-five-ontario-students-report-serious-brain-injury-new-st <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - A new study shows one in five middle and high school students in Ontario report they have suffered at least one head injury that knocked them unconscious for more than five minutes or required overnight hospitalization.</p> <p>The study's authors say that suggests traumatic head injuries are far more common among young people than previous statistics indicated, likely because many incidents go unreported.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130625/one-five-ontario-students-report-serious-brain-injury-new-st" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Neurotrauma The Canadian Press Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:10:12 +0000 5867418 at http://www.globalpost.com