Category Archives: Research

Teens Fare Worse After Concussions

By Nancy Shute Concussions affect the thinking of teenagers more than they do that of adults or children, according to a new study. But all three age groups show lasting problems with working memory after sports concussions. People use working

Concussion research aims to help athletes, study of the brain – Princeton University

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It’s called an invisible injury, yet it affects hundreds of thousands of athletes each year. From professional boxers and college football stars, to high school soccer players and kids competing in schoolyard baseball games, concussions can be a significant injury

Advanced Brain Scanning Technique Reveals the Potentially Long-Lasting Effects of Concussions | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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Concussions used to be thought of as simple injuries. The end of symptoms, such as dizziness and headaches, usually meant a person had fully recovered. Nowhere was this view more prevalent than in sports, where common practice dictated that players

Concussion research makes advances | NCAA

The NCAA has an ongoing partnership with Jason Mihalik and his colleagues at the University of North Carolina’s Matthew A. Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center. The group regularly creates educational resources for the NCAA membership and is responsible

UB Specialized Exercise Regimen Shown to Relieve Prolonged Concussion Symptoms | UB Reporter

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UB researchers are the first to show that a controlled individualized exercise training program can bring athletes and others suffering with post-concussion syndrome (PCS) back to the playing field or to their daily activities. In a paper published in the

University Of Pittsburgh Sports Concussion Study First To Show Cumulative Effects Of Multiple Concussions In High School Athletes | Centre for Neuroskills

A high school athlete with a history of three or more concussions who sustains a new concussion may be up to nine times more likely to experience common symptoms compared to high school athletes with no history of concussion, according

Concussion: A problem from heading the ball in soccer? | Hughston Health Alert

Several problems can occur when a player heads the soccer ball. European players coined the phrase “footballer’s migraine” to describe headaches and some players complain of neck pain and dizziness as a result of heading the ball. In reality, there