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A Pill To Treat Concussions Is On The Way

While searching for a cancer cure, Dr. James Lechleiter discovered compounds that stimulate the special cells that protect the brain from long-term damage.


Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's fifth annual fiscal summit on "Our Economic Future" on May 14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Bill Clinton: It Took 6 Months For Hillary To Get Over Concussion

Former President Bill Clinton says he was “dumbfounded” by Karl Rove’s reported comments that Hillary Clinton might be suffering from brain damage.


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Rove: Of Course Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Have Brain Damage

Republican operative Karl Rove is walking back his comments about Hillary Clinton.


Harvard Medical School member says cannabis could be used to prevent long-term trauma from repeated concussions. (Getty Images)

Harvard Professor To NFL: Treat Concussions With Pot

A well regarded Harvard professor emeritus has a modest suggestion for the NFL: start funding marijuana research as a way to treat concussions.


The stroke risk associated with acute cocaine use is much higher than some other stroke risk factors. (Getty Images)

Study: Cocaine Use Increases Risk Of Stroke

The stroke risk associated with acute cocaine use is much higher than some other risk factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking.


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Study: No Link Between Contact Sports And Brain Disease

According to a recent study, there is not enough evidence between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).


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Former NFL Player Seau Had Brain Disease CTE

Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.