head injuries

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NCAA Settles Head-Injury Suit, Will Change Rules

The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports’ governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn’t go nearly far enough.

07/29/2014

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.

03/01/2014

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.

02/01/2014

Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts after a play late in the game against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Mass. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Ed Reed: ‘I Am With Obama’ On Not Letting My Kids Play Football

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs respects and understands President Barack Obama’s opinion about the dangers of football — and hesitation about having a child play.

01/29/2013

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