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In football concussion debate, some say benefits outweigh risks

“I think, if your child wants to play football, you should ... risks are far lower than the benefits.” For football fans, it was long-awaited validation amid calls from other medical professionals to ... read more

'Concussion' Doctor Says Youths Should Not Play High-Impact Contact Sports

Bennet Omalu, the subject of the upcoming movie Concussion ... from participating in high-impact contact sports such as football, ice hockey, mixed martial arts, and boxing until they reach the age of ... read more

NFL doctor says CTE is being “over-exaggerated”

“At the 4th International Conference on Concussion ... prevalence and the risks of CTE. “I think the problem of CTE although real is it’s being over-exaggerated and it’s being extrapolated to youth fo... read more

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Efforts to ban youth tackle football in five states draw comparisons to nanny state, grass-roots politics

In the weeks immediately before and after this past Super Bowl, legislators in four states introduced bills to ban youth tackle football ... paper stating that tackle football should be played only in ... read more


High School Students Debate Surveillance in Post-Snowden America

Jonah Jacobs, a dark-haired junior at Glenbrook North High School, also near Chicago, gave up football for debate after a bad concussion. He tells me he ... The United States federal government should ... read more

Study suggests children's vulnerability to brain injuries should end tackle football until high school

When deciding whether young children should ... guidelines and ban it, but I do think ... you have to weigh the risks and benefits.” Kids who play flag football would likely arrive in high school and ... read more

City Youth Football Teams Unfazed By Study’s New Concussion Alarm

“If a kid has a concussion he has to get a doctor ... that there are risks in any competitive sport but some of those risks have returns, such as scholarship offers. According to stats from the NCAA, ... read more

Sports Concussion Laws Are a Headache for States

It took multiple hearings and 10 rewrites to get the anti-concussion bill through the Ohio House. And it still faces an uncertain future in the state Senate. The reason has to do with the concerns of ... read more

What schools don’t want you to know about rugby

Today, I have joined 70 doctors and academics in writing to the government calling for a ban on tackling in rugby matches, saying that injuries from this ‘high-impact collision ... anxious and angry. ... read more

Toradol, the players' drug of choice, carries high risks but may soon be banned.

In addition, due to ... to address concussion-related issues. "We've opened the door for that whole whistleblower deal," Richardson said. "If you see one of your buddies and he's not looking right in ... read more

CONCUSSION CONFUSION: BRAIN INJURIES RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT SPORT’S FUTURE

These recent tragedies shed light on the ongoing debate over whether player safety and health should trump ... lead to the end of high school football programs across the state. The lawsuit aimed to e... read more

Concussion Consensus Statement Encourages Gradual Return to School

Student-athletes should take a gradual approach to returning to school and social activities after sustaining ... athletes to return to physical activity and sports after a concussion, due to both the ... read more



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