brain injury

Degenerative Brain Disease Found In 87% of Former Football Players: Study

Degenerative Brain Disease Found In 87% of Former Football Players: Study

The link between football and traumatic brain injury continues to strengthen. Now, one of the largest studies on the subject to date finds that 110 out of 111 deceased NFL players had chronic
Degenerative Brain Disease Found In 87% of Former Football Players: Study

Degenerative Brain Disease Found In 87% of Former Football Players: Study

The link between football and traumatic brain injury continues to strengthen. Now, one of the largest studies on the subject to date finds that 110 out of 111 deceased NFL players had chronic
In wake of CTE study, Ravens’ smarty John Urschel retires from football at 26

In wake of CTE study, Ravens’ smarty John Urschel retires from football at 26

PhD candidate was competing for starting center job, concerned by brain disease.

The Football Industrial Complex Is in Big Trouble

How new concussion reports could bring down a multibillion-dollar American empire.

Horror with no reasonable explanation

The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound
Diplomats in Cuba have been under attack—but the weaponry is a mystery

Diplomats in Cuba have been under attack—but the weaponry is a mystery

Some heard noises, some felt nothing at all. Then the symptoms started.
All About CTE, the Brain Trauma Common in Football Players

All About CTE, the Brain Trauma Common in Football Players

Aaron Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end who died by suicide earlier this year while serving a life sentence for murder, is the latest football player to be publicly diagnosed with chronic
20% of Teens Report Having Had a Concussion

20% of Teens Report Having Had a Concussion

Close to one in five teens have been diagnosed with a concussion, according to a new study looking at the prevalence of concussions among young people. In the report, researchers at the University of
Alex Trebek on Brain Surgery: ‘The prognosis is excellent’

Alex Trebek on Brain Surgery: ‘The prognosis is excellent’

He's expected to return to the studios for taping before the end of January.
Skier Lost in New York Has No Idea How He Ended Up in California

Skier Lost in New York Has No Idea How He Ended Up in California

The man was reportedly still dressed in his ski clothes and had no idea what day it was. He also had a new phone and a fresh haircut.
Prosthetic Memories Help Brain Injury Patients with Short-Term Recall

Prosthetic Memories Help Brain Injury Patients with Short-Term Recall

If, at its most essential, the brain is a mass of wires and circuits, then when something goes wrong, logic suggests the brain can be re-wired to fix it. This is the theory behind a host of research
New Evidence Shows Even Mild Concussions Can Raise Risk for Dementia

New Evidence Shows Even Mild Concussions Can Raise Risk for Dementia

One of fiction’s most commonly used plot devices—a knock on the head used to render someone momentarily unconscious—is a lot more harmful in the real world. A new study published this week in The
13-Year-Old Boy Regains Consciousness After Parents Sign Organ Donation Papers

13-Year-Old Boy Regains Consciousness After Parents Sign Organ Donation Papers

A 13-year-old boy who suffered a severe brain injury in a vehicle accident miraculously regained consciousness after his parents signed organ donation papers.
US gov’t employee in China left with brain injury after strange sounds, pressure

US gov’t employee in China left with brain injury after strange sounds, pressure

The case draws eerie similarities to mysterious "health attacks" in Cuba.
More Americans in China say they’re victims of mysterious health attacks

More Americans in China say they’re victims of mysterious health attacks

One identified victim says the attacks were not isolated events—and the US knew.

This Startup Gave Football Helmets a Massive Redesign. Next Up: A Version for 6-Year-Olds

As a neurosurgeon, Vicis co-founder Sam Browd had to deliver too much bad news to kids hurt while playing football. He hopes his company's new youth helmet changes that.
I Got Hit by a Car and Now I Don’t Recognize My Own Thoughts

I Got Hit by a Car and Now I Don’t Recognize My Own Thoughts

Serious trauma does funny stuff to your brain.
Rethinking How to Assess Mild Head Impacts in Football

Rethinking How to Assess Mild Head Impacts in Football

A new study finds that football players’ oculomotor response (eyeball and eyelid movement) — a function typically examined by doctors to detect symptomless brain injury — can be impaired by...
'Where Is My Mommy? She’s Gone': Tiffany Haddish Discusses Her Childhood Abuse With David Letterman

'Where Is My Mommy? She’s Gone': Tiffany Haddish Discusses Her Childhood Abuse With David Letterman

It’s no secret that there are profound tragedies at the root of many comedic success stories. As Tiffany Haddish revealed in her 2017 autobiography, The Last Black Unicorn, hers occurred in childhood
Who will wake up from a coma? Electrical jolts in the brain offer hints

Who will wake up from a coma? Electrical jolts in the brain offer hints

44% with electrical activity woke up and recovered, compared to 14% without activity.