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Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel is tackled by the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Aug. 11, 2018. Manziel was subsequently placed under the CFL concussion protocol. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

How concussion stresses the heart, to protect the brain

Recent research shows that the heart is affected when the head takes a blow, in sports-related concussion.
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.
One third of women will suffer violence at the hands of someone they love, sometimes resulting in traumatic brain injury. Here, women lay on the street to protest this violence, in Pamplona in northern Spain, in 2015. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Traumatic brain injury: The unseen impact of domestic violence

Globally, one third of women suffer violence at the hands of someone they love. And for those who survive domestic abuse, traumatic head injury can be the devastating outcome.
People with traumatic brain injuries, say after a car accident or an assault, can have behavioural problems long after their physical injuries have healed. from www.shutterstock.com

Explainer: what is traumatic brain injury?

Survivors of traumatic brain injuries might have behavioural issues or have problems holding down a job for years after a blow to the head or a bad fall.
Are players victims of workplace hazards or willing participants in known dangers? Peter Dean/Flickr

Who should be responsible for brain injuries in sport?

The 2016 State of Origin rugby league competition is over for another year and the focus has shifted to off-field events with claims for compensation for brain injury.
Concussions are common in sport, especially NFL, but few realise just how damaging a concussion is to the brain. from www.shutterstock.com.au

What does concussion do to the brain?

The link between concussion and irreversible brain injury is particularly troubling, especially given the dominance of Australia’s contact sporting culture.
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…

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