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All Those World Cup Headers Could Throw Players Off-Balance

Football or soccer players who tend to head the ball a lot may be more likely to have balance problems than players who do not head the ball as often. “Soccer headers are repetitive subconcussive head impacts that may be …

Sports-Related Brain Injuries Are Emerging Risk for US & UK Insurers: S&P Report

Sports-related brain injuries are one of the top emerging insurance claims in the U.S. and the U.K., according to a report published by S&P Global Ratings. While the potential risk of such liability claims is rising rapidly, S&P did not …

Judge Finds Injuries ‘Part of Soccer’ in Dismissing Concussion Lawsuits

A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit by soccer players and parents seeking to force FIFA and other governing bodies to change the sport’s rules to limit the risk of concussions and other head injuries, especially for children. In a …

Soccer Moms, Players Sue FIFA Over Concussions

FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, was sued by soccer moms and players who claim the organization failed to adopt effective guidelines for dealing with concussions as more evidence links brain injuries to hitting the ball with the head. In their …

Obama, NFL, NCAA Get Behind Research into Concussions in Youth Sports

President Barack Obama will announce $86 million in projects to improve detection of concussions in children and research their effects, an effort to reassure parents concerned by the rise of brain injuries in youth sports. The initiatives will be largely …

10 Former Players Sue National Hockey League Over Concussions

The National Hockey League was sued by former players accusing it of concealing the risk of severe brain injuries three months after the National Football League agreed to pay $765 million to settle similar claims. The NHL ignored the dangers …

Groups Urge National System for Tracking Youth Sport Concussions

Is peewee football too early to wonder about concussions? Maybe not: A major report says far too little is known about the risks in youth sports, especially for athletes who suit up before high school. And it’s not just a …

NFL Agrees to Settle Players’ Concussion Suits for $765 Million

The National Football League agreed to pay $765 million to settle thousands of lawsuits over players concussions in a deal that provides individual awards and medical monitoring, according to court filings. The settlement will compensate more than 5,000 ex-players for …

Surge in Brain Trauma Among Young Athletes Spurs Call for Action

A surge in sports-related brain injuries among the youth is pushing U.S. health officials to call for public policy changes after similar safety efforts helped reduce head-trauma deaths from motor vehicle accidents. A 40 percent drop since 1980 in traumatic …

Doctors Offer Guidelines on Sports Concussions

When athletes are suspected of having a concussion, they should be taken out of action immediately, new guidelines from a major medical group say. The American Academy of Neurology said athletes shouldn’t resume playing until they’ve been fully evaluated and …