Study participants with a history of repetitive head impacts and traumatic brain injury reported greater depression symptoms later than those who didn't.
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A small change to the starting stance offensive linemen use could avoid the effects of repeated head impacts, which include brain damage.
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With safer tackles and padded helmets, no youth football players got concussions in a 20-practice, seven-game season, a new study shows.
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There's a strong link between playing football and CTE, researchers find. After just under 3 years of play, athletes' risk for CTE doubles.
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Researchers have found a link between playing football and white matter injury in the brain, which might contribute to dementia in people with CTE.
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A genetic variation may explain why similar levels of head trauma can cause some people to suffer more drastic symptoms of CTE than others.
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