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The changes in the brain from a concussion do not appear on conventional imaging tests such as CT scans or MRIs; nor are there any other tests to diagnose a concussion. (Shutterstock)

This Mother’s Day, know the symptoms of concussion

All parents should understand the symptoms of concussion, whether their child plays sports or not.
Cricketer Phillip Hughes was struck in the head by a ball at the SCG. Dan Peled/AAP

Explainer: what is traumatic brain injury and how is it treated?

Life-threatening brain injuries are thankfully rare in cricket and other sports, even those that involve collisions. But Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes’ tragic accident yesterday shows how little…
The US$10 million allocated to chronic trauma encephalopathy research in the NFL settlement will not explain what this does to the brain. LARRY W. SMITH/AAP

NFL settlement fails to address impact of collision sports

The US National Football League (NFL) recently paid US$765 million to settle a lawsuit with former players who claimed repeated head injuries and concussions while playing the sport led to brain degenerative…

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