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May 18, 2016
Tide of college football concussion lawsuits begins
As many as 50 class-action lawsuits contesting how the NCAA, major college football conferences or individual schools handled ...
May 13, 2016
Dartmouth coach: Tackle-free practice reduces concussions
Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevens makes a promise to recruited players before they take the field: "In four years, you ...
May 12, 2016
AP Interview: IOC could retest Sochi doping samples
The IOC "would not hesitate" to retest drug samples from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi if there is evidence that doping ...
May 11, 2016
Suicides rarer in some ex-NFL players but questions remain
Government research on more than 3,000 retired NFL players says suicides were less common among men in this group than in the ...
May 04, 2016
Ohio university pays player $712K to settle concussion suit
A university in Ohio will pay $712,000 to a former football player who said the team's coaches and medical staff didn't pull ...
May 02, 2016
Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age
Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in ...
May 02, 2016
Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise
Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often ...
April 19, 2016
Chocolate milk maker wanted study touted with 'Concussion'
A small chocolate milk company wanted publicity touting the purported ability of its drink to help high school athletes ...
April 06, 2016
Concussions, hits to the head landed atop NHL agenda in 2007
During the 2006-07 season, a concussion sustained by Sabres co-captain Chris Drury — as a result of a blindside check by ...
March 31, 2016
Study: Amateur football hits linked to later-life difficulty
The more hits to the head an amateur football player takes, the greater the risk that he will be depressed, have difficulty ...
March 29, 2016
Declassified NHL memos, e-mails detail concussion debate
Unsealed NHL documents in the concussion lawsuit brought by former players reveal a snapshot of an internal debate by league ...
March 28, 2016
Blood test for concussions? Researchers report some progress
New research bolsters evidence that a simple blood test may someday be used to detect concussions. It suggests that a protein ...
March 15, 2016
NFL links football, CTE; could it affect $1 billion deal?
On the contentious issue of concussions, the NFL has relented on a once-steadfast stance. Yes, the league acknowledged ...
March 14, 2016
NFL exec admits to CTE-football head trauma link
An NFL official has acknowledged a link between football and the brain disease CTE for the first time. Jeff Miller, the NFL's ...
March 03, 2016
Brandi Chastain pledges her brain for concussion study
Brandi Chastain, whose penalty kick gave the United States the 1999 Women's World Cup title, has pledged her brain for ...
February 05, 2016
J.J. Watt feels concussions are an expected injury
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt says he knew concussions were a risk when he decided to play football, so he's not any ...
February 04, 2016
NFL critic crashes news conference about concussions
An uninvited guest at the NFL's annual pre-Super Bowl news conference about health and safety, Chris Nowinski stood nearby ...
February 03, 2016
Former NFL quarterback Ken Stabler had brain disease CTE
Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football ...
January 29, 2016
IOC sends medical advice to Olympic committees on Zika virus
The IOC advised national Olympic committees on Friday to follow the World Health Organization's guidance on dealing with the ...
January 27, 2016
Former NFL safety Sash diagnosed with CTE
Former NFL and Iowa safety Tyler Sash, who died last year at age 27, has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy