US Republican Senator John McCain (L) of Arizona greets Jon Jones (R), UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) light heavyweight champion and Bernard Hopkins (C), International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion, following a press conference by professional boxing and fighting organizations in support of a study by the Cleveland Clinic to study brain health, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, February 4, 2014.        (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Boxing, MMA Meet to Support Head Injury Research

Two former boxers, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.), welcomed representatives of the world’s boxing and mixed martial arts organizations on Tuesday to announce support for a study to understand the effects of repeated blows to the head.


Researchers are working with football helmet makers to design to reduce concussions. (Getty Images)

Study: Big Differences Between Football Helmet Design And Concussion Risk

Researchers say the design of the Riddell Revolution helmet reduced concussions by 54 percent.


NFL Lockout Looms As Negotiations Are Extended

NFL Backs Push for Youth Concussion Protocols

Legislation for federal funding to help protect student athletes from concussions got the National Football League’s backing Monday in the shadow of the stadium where the Super Bowl will be played this weekend.


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Seau Family Objects to NFL’s $765M Concussion Deal

The family of late NFL star Junior Seau is objecting to the proposed $765 million settlement of player concussion claims because the fund would not specifically pay “wrongful death” claims.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference announcing the 16 winners of the first round of the $20M Head Health Challenge, a research grant created by the NFL and General Electric to better study and treat traumatic brain injuries, on Jan. 23, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Goodell Responds To Obama’s Football Comment: ‘There’s A Lot Of Misinformation Out There’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said “there’s a lot of misinformation out there” while responding to President Barack Obama’s comment that he wouldn’t let his son play football.


Then starting quarterback Trent Edwards of the Buffalo Bills suffers a concussion after getting hit during a game in 2008. (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Preliminarily Rejects $765 NFL Concussion Settlement

A federal judge has preliminarily rejected a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing the sum may not be enough to cover injured players.


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NFL Players Still Hiding, Playing With Concussions

Detroit Lions tight end Dorin Dickerson is the latest NFL player to stay in a game with a concussion. He joined a list that is likely long.


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Baltimore Institute Shares in NFL Concussion Grant

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is getting a share of the National Football League’s research funds for concussion studies.


London Fletcher #59 of the Washington Redskins lines up against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on Dec. 23, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pa. (credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Redskins’ Fletcher: Hard Hits Cause Me to ‘See Stars For a Second’

Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher says he gets a “bell-ringing” about a couple of times a game.


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NCAA Rejects Claims in Concussion Lawsuit

Rejecting claims made in a lawsuit concerning concussions, the NCAA said Saturday it has taken steps to protect student athletes from head injuries and that player safety is among the college sports association’s core principles.