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June 27, 2016

Children's Concussion Rates May Be Wildly Underestimated in U.S.

A vast majority of children with concussions go to primary care doctors rather than the emergency department, which may lead to youth-concussion rates being drastically underestimated.

June 09, 2016

Florida Adopts Limit on Full-Contact High School Football Practices

Beginning this fall, high school football players in Florida will be limited to no more than 80 minutes of live contact in practices per week during the regular season.

May 05, 2016

Youth Football Players May Suffer Long-Term Brain Damage After One Season

Repeated hits to the head during the course of a season may result in long-term brain damage for youth football players even if they don't suffer concussions.

March 22, 2016

Study Finds No Difference in Concussion-Recovery Rate for H.S., College Athletes

High school athletes do not take significantly longer to recover from concussions than their collegiate counterparts, negating the need for separate injury-management protocols for the two groups, finds a study.

March 16, 2016

NFL Official Acknowledges Link Between Football and Long-Term Brain Damage

For the first time ever, a senior National Football League official acknowledged this week a link between football and a long-term degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

March 03, 2016

British Medical Professionals Call for Ban on Tackling in School Rugby

A group of more than 70 British doctors and medical professionals are calling for full-contact rugby in schools to be replaced with touch or non-contact rugby.

March 02, 2016

Ivy League Moves Toward Banning Full-Contact Football Practices

All eight Ivy League head football coaches unanimously voted last week to eliminate full-contact hitting from practices during the regular season.

February 22, 2016

Boston Globe Columnist Calls For an End to Youth Tackle Football

A Boston Globe columnist believes the long-term health risks of tackle football are too severe for young children to continue participating in it.

January 28, 2016

Barry Sanders Says Parents Should 'Be Aware of the Risks' of Football

In an editorial for USA Today, Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders weighed in on whether he believes parents should allow their children to play football.

January 11, 2016

Illegal Contact Found to Often Lead to Concussions in Youth Ice Hockey Players

More than four of every 10 concussions among ice hockey players between the ages of 12 and 18 involve illegal contact, suggests a new study.

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