Deaths From Brain, Heart Problems Higher For NFL Than MLBBrain diseases caused or contributed to 39 NFL deaths compared with 16 deaths among baseball players. That amounts to a nearly three times greater risk for NFL players, results that echo an earlier study comparing brain disease deaths in NFL players with the general population.
Brain Scans May Reveal Concussion Damage In Living AthletesExperimental scans found higher levels of an abnormal protein tied to the disease in a study of former National Football League players who were having mood and thinking problems.
Illinois Youth Tackle Football Ban Dead For NowThe sponsor of a proposal to ban Illinois children younger than 12 from playing organized tackle football tells The Associated Press the measure lacks the votes to pass this session.
Tregg Duerson, Mike Adamle To Testify On Proposed Youth Tackle Football BanThe son of Bears great Dave Duerson was in Springfield on Thursday to urge lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at preventing concussions in young football players.
Illinois Lawmaker Seeking To Ban Tackling In Youth FootballA state lawmaker on Thursday planned to unveil legislation that would ban children under age 12 from playing tackle football in Illinois, in an effort to reduce head injuries.
Researchers May Have Detected CTE In A Living PersonFor the first time ever, researchers may have detected CTE or chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a living person.
CTE Found in 110 Out Of 111 Former Football Players' BrainsA new study on the link between repeated hits to the head among football players and brain disease is a stark reminder about the potential dangers of the sport.
Northwestern Neurologist Calls New CTE Study "Jaw Dropping"A new study in today's Journal of the American Medical Association is revealing some disturbing new findings about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE.
Judge Tosses Suit Against NHL For Enforcer Derek Boogaard’s DeathU.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman sided Monday with the NHL largely on technical grounds.
Family Of Ex-Blackhawk Montador Sues NHL Over ConcussionsThe father of late Blackhawks player Steve Montador has filed a federal lawsuit against the National Hockey League, claiming the league failed to warn players about the potential long-term effects of repeated head trauma.
Boogaard Family Sues NHL For Son's DeathThe family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.
Research Suggests Scan Could Find Concussion Trauma In Living PatientsIt's a breakthrough that could help save the lives of athletes who play contact sports. Research conducted partially in Chicago has found a way to diagnose a devastating brain disease for the first time, while the athlete is still alive.
Bernstein: David Haugh Is Wrong About Risks, Rewards Of FootballI can tell someone to base such important decisions on something more than logical fallacy, cheesy romanticism and complete unawareness of science, medicine and facts.
Duerson's Family Creates Safety Program For Indiana School AthletesThe family and friends of the late Dave Duerson, who spent seven seasons with the Chicago Bears, have created a program to help Muncie, Ind., high school and middle school athletes who suffer head injuries.
Duerson's Family Claims NFL Covered Up Concussion DangersThe family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson said Thursday that the Super Bowl champion would still be alive today, if not what they claim was an NFL conspiracy to cover up the dangers of concussions.