The Concussion Legacy Foundation offers support for caregivers currently caring for a friend or loved one with suspected CTE. Watch the video for more information.
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A proposed bill on Beacon Hill would ban youth tackle football for children in grades seven and under, with a fine for schools or leagues found in violation. Proponents of the “NO HITS” (No Organized Head Impacts to Schoolchildren) Act say it’s an important step in preventing brain disease among young people, with research out of Boston University adding to the collection of studies on the long-term harms that repeated hits to the head can have.
With a new NFL season starting, concerns about head injuries in football are expected to ramp up again.
But now the discussion is expanding to women’s soccer. On the heels of this summer’s World Cup, researchers are preparing to study the potential toll on women from a lifetime of head impacts, including heading the ball.
“I am concerned that this game played by hundreds of millions across the globe might be played in a way that could lead to later-life brain disease.” Hear more from Dr. Robert Stern on the growing concerns of CTE in Soccer.
WATCH Video: BU CTE Center Clinical Director, Dr. Robert Stern, and others talk about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy at a CurePSP’s conference. Three families also join the experts in a panel discussion and talk about their experience with CTE and the impact it has had on their families.
Researchers led by Boston University have taken a step forward in finding a way to diagnose the degenerative brain disease known as CTE in living people, advancing the understanding of an illness that now can only be confirmed after death.
The Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders is an up-to-date, scholarly, and comprehensive volume covering most diseases, conditions, and injuries resulting in impairments in cognitive function in adults. Topics covered include normal cognitive and brain aging, the impact of medical disorders and psychiatric illnesses on cognitive function, adult neurodevelopmental disorders, and various neurological conditions.
We are happy to announce the publication of a major new book, Sports Neurology, co-edited by Dr. Robert Stern (Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center) Clinical Core Director and Director of Clinical Research for the BU CTE Center) and Dr. Brian Hainline (CMO of the NCAA).
Study Suggests Link between Youth Football and Later-Life Emotional, Behavioral and Cognitive Impairments
A new study has found an association between participation in youth tackle football before age 12 and impaired mood and behavior later in life.
The New York Times Robert Stern, School of Medicine One of the frustrations of researchers who study chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head hits, is that it can be detected only in autopsies, and not in the living… Expert quote: “The more times they hit their head, the higher the […]