Researchers at the University of Calgary say ban on body checking in peewee hockey has led to a dramatic decline in concussions. Hockey Canada voted in 2013 to do away with the practice for 11- and 12-year-old players.
Researchers at Toronto Western Hospital's Canadian Concussion Centre have discovered the presence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brain of a deceased patient with no known history of concussions.
Growing evidence of a link between football hits and brain injuries has led all U.S. 50 states to pass laws aimed at protecting young people from concussions, but a New York lawmaker wants to go even further -- banning tackle football.
Medical researchers in London, Ont. say they have developed a simple blood test that can detect if someone has suffered a concussion with more than 90 per cent accuracy – a finding that may eventually replace current tests that rely on patients to describe their own symptoms.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected challenges to the estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, clearing the way for payouts to begin to those who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions.