Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds the trophy after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday.
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The Super Bowl is more than a game — it’s an ecosystem of parties, the halftime show, the ads and 100 million people watching despite the sport’s ugly and dangerous side.
Around the world 55 million people live with dementia. Researchers are still looking for answers on what causes it and how to treat it.
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The world’s longest running cohort study reveals risk factors for dementia. Families of athletes with early-onset dementia tell their stories. Could viruses cause Alzheimer’s? Listen to the Uncharted Brain: Decoding Dementia podcast series.
Traumatic brain injury from sports such as American football is linked with a form of dementia called chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Listen to the second episode of our series Uncharted Brain: Decoding Dementia via The Anthill podcast.
Over the past two decades, researchers have gained a great deal of insight into the risks surrounding concussions – some of which has led to sweeping policy changes.
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Millions of sports-related concussions occur in the US every year. Many of them happen to high school and college athletes.
Career technical education courses are linked to higher rates of school engagement for high schoolers from low-income backgrounds.
Students from low-income backgrounds fare better when they are able to take career and technical classes in STEM, new research shows.
Jacinda Barclay (right) died last year. Her brain was donated to concussion research.
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.
Many rugby players suffer concussions.
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.
Ireland’s Tadhg Beirne tackled by Italy’s Gianmarco Lucchesi during a 6 Nations match in October 2020.
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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.
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.
The NFL has been thrust into conversations around criminal justice since Colin Kaepernick and others chose to kneel in protest against police violence, but also in the case of former player Aaron Hernandez.
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From Super Bowl ads to Netflix documentaries, the complicated issues of criminal justice are portrayed in simplistic and highly political ways.
A young football player holds his mouth guard.
Football participation among high schoolers continues to decline, as concern about brain injury increases. Could training without helmets make a difference?
Students in the electrical program at H.C. Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden, Connecticut practice their skills.
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Students who get admitted to Connecticut’s career and technical education high schools are more likely to graduate and earn significantly more than peers who barely missed the cut.
Protocols are now in place to treat suspected concussions during NRL matches, but this wasn’t always the case in the league.
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.
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.
All parents should understand the symptoms of concussion, whether their child plays sports or not.
A hit from Malcom Jenkins sidelined the Patriots’ Brandin Cooks for the night.
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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.
Students work on an experiment in a biotech class at Antioch High School in Antioch, California.
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Career and technical education, or CTE, can boost the chances of high school graduation and lower the likelihood of dropping out, but timing is crucial, researchers argue.
Brain damage linked to concussions in football can resemble that found in elderly and comatose patients but there may be ways to prevent it so the sport continues. Toronto Argonauts’ Jeffrey Finley, left, rushes to take down Calgary Stampeders’ quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell in this August file photo.
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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.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland sat on the sidelines of a preseason game in September 2015 against the Atlanta Falcons.
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Konrad Reuland’s death shocked sports fans and, famously, gave new life to baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew. But how is it that a young athlete in top shape could suddenly develop a deadly condition?