Jacinda Barclay, an AFLW player who died last year, has had her brain donated to concussion research. In general, women are understudied regards to their long-term brain health.
Our research, conducted on elite rugby players, may someday mean concussions can be diagnosed right on the pitch.
Rocked by recent events on the dangers of concussion at the elite level, the AFL has a perfect opportunity to adopt a wider lens and mobilise its network to keep footy safe, especially for the kids.
Why tackling in kids rugby must be banned to curb dementia risks.
Brain trauma in sport is a public health crisis. A heading ban should be extended to all children.
Thankfully treatment has moved on from the cold sponge of the amateur era. But brain damage continues to be a serious risk in many sports.
Although a great deal of research is still required, it may one day be possible to identify and treat people either with CTE, or at risk of it.
When college athletes practice or play, they’re really performing work. But are they able to speak up when the work conditions threaten their health? And what happens when they do?
From Super Bowl ads to Netflix documentaries, the complicated issues of criminal justice are portrayed in simplistic and highly political ways.
Pecking holes in a solid wood tree trunk would give you a headache, if not serious brain damage. What special assets allow a woodpecker to do it?
New research reveals that routine sparring can have immediate effects on the brain, putting athletes at greater risk of injury when brain-muscle communication is impaired.
After a report found evidence of CTE in the brains of two former NRL players, the league is facing the possibility of a class-action lawsuit. Here’s what former players would need to prove.
NRL’s culture was once one of hyper-masculinity, but it has failed to change wth societal mores – it now finds itself out of step and in need of reform.
From aggressive patients with Alzheimer’s to frustrated caregivers, dementia is increasingly entwined with violence in private homes and residential facilities.
The sports world is understandably eager to prevent concussions, but some of the products on the market are not helping and may even hurt, by leading people to feel protected when they are not.
All parents should understand the symptoms of concussion, whether their child plays sports or not.
What happened after Brandin Cooks took a massive blow during Super Bowl LII helps explain why NFL’s concussion crisis isn’t killing the sport’s popularity.
Concussions in football and other contact sports correlate with severe, long-term brain damage — but science shows it doesn’t have to be that way.
As students return to school and prepare to join sports teams, here’s what they and their parents need to know about concussions.
A recent study that showed that 110 of 111 brains of deceased NFL players had a serious brain disease raised concerns once again about concussions. But there’s a lot we still need to know.