MONDAY, Jan. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many parents struggle with the decision to let their kids play tackle football or other contact sports due to the risk of concussions and long-term brain diseases that may occur with repeated head blows. Now, new research suggests that head trauma and concussionsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — NFL players are four times more likely to die of Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) than other people, new research finds, adding to known links between football-related head injuries and brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). And the longer theyContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People who get cochlear implants to treat severe hearing loss may develop new bone growth in the ear — and it may lessen any hearing they have left, a new study hints. The researchers found that among 100-plus adults with cochlear implants, two-thirdsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Right now, the devastating concussion-linked brain condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) can only be diagnosed after death via autopsy. But new research could help change that, allowing doctors to someday spot the illness earlier. According to the new study, MRI mayContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Blows to the head are common among America’s kids, with close to 7% showing signs of a brain injury at some time in childhood, U.S. health officials report. Sports, falls and abuse are likely causes, experts say. Concussions and other head injuries areContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The often debilitating condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be common among COVID-19 long-haulers. That’s the key takeaway from a fresh look at patients who continue to struggle with severe fatigue, poor sleep, brain fog, muscle aches and pains long afterContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Older blood thinners, especially when taken in combination with daily low-dose aspirin, are associated with a higher risk of brain bleeds and death after hospital discharge in patients treated for head injury, new research shows. The risk fell when patients were taking oneContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Repetitive head hits are common in football, and they’re also linked to debilitating brain injuries. But rendering a definitive diagnosis typically means waiting for autopsy results after the player has died. Now, a new study suggests that brain scans can reliably spot troublingContinue Reading