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Study of Soccer Players’ Brains Highlights Dementia Concerns
Study of Soccer Players’ Brains Highlights Dementia Concerns
LONDON (AP) — A British study has highlighted degenerative brain damage from repeated blows to the head in a small number of retired soccer players who developed dementia. Fourteen former players were part of the research that began around 40 years ago, and six brains, which underwent post-mortem examinations, had signs of Alzheimer's disease. ...
NFL acknowledges link between football, brain disease
NFL acknowledges link between football, brain disease
On the contentious issue of concussions, the NFL has relented on a once-steadfast stance. Yes, the league acknowledged publicly for the first time, there is a connection between football and the devastating brain disease known as CTE. The NFL backed Tuesday the comments made at a congressional panel by Jeff Miller, the league's senior vice president for health and safety, that his surprising words