What Do All Those Hits Mean for the Players When the Game Is Over?
February 1, 2013
CBC / Powered by NewsLook.com
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to share the blame. Not surprisingly, given that thousands of former players are suing the league about its handling of concussions, the topics of player health and improved safety dominated Goodell's 45-minute session Friday.
AP (Aug. 29, 2013) The NFL has reached a tentative $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its 18,000 former players. In Detroit, a neurologist is undertaking what he calls a "landmark ... watch video
Reuters (June 30, 2013) A new study links frequent heading of the ball in soccer to brain damage. Research published in the journal Radiology, says players who head the ball frequently are more likely to suffer brain damage ... watch video
AP (Apr. 23, 2015) A judge has approved a potential $1 billion plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits filed by retired players. The NFL expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players to suffer from ... watch video
RightThisMinute (Mar. 18, 2015) The Canadian Safe School Network is dedicated to reducing youth violence. The nonprofit organization took a page from Jimmy Kimmel's "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" to raise awareness for ... watch video
AP (Jan. 30, 2015) The NFL announced this week that the number of game concussions dropped by a quarter over last season. Still, the dangers of the sport still weigh on players, and parents' minds. (Jan. 30)
Video ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) Just pop a pill and you're suddenly at the top of your game - that's a dream fueled by the widespread global abuse of drugs that claim to enhance mental performance.Klaus Lieb, director of the clinic ... watch video
Sep. 26, 2016 Current methods to control epilepsy are not only inefficient, but haven’t improved in more than 150 years when the first anticonvulsant drug was developed. Researchers have ... read more
Apr. 12, 2016 More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs of traumatic brain injury based on sensitive MRI scans called diffusion tensor imaging, according to ... read more
Sep. 18, 2014 Twice as many women as compared to men are of the strong opinion that Ray Rice, former Baltimore Ravens running back, should never play in the NFL again, according to a new ... read more
Jan. 17, 2013 If a lack of speed in tackling concussions warrants criticism, the NFL isn't the only player deserving a penalty, according to a new study. Neurologists were also slow in sounding the alarm, and ... read more
June 12, 2012 Ongoing research into football players' brains bolsters one element of a lawsuit by former NFL players against the league: Repetitive blows increase the risk of long-term brain damage and ... read more