Concussions in sport

FILE - In this April 9, 2013 file photo, former NFL player Kevin Turner, left,  speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia, as former players Dorsey Levens, center, and Bill Bergey listen. The NFL agreed Wednesday, June 25, 2014, to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players. The plaintiffs include Kevin Turner, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots and is now battling ALS. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

A revised concussions settlement between the NFL and former players could shrink the league’s coffers. Only marginally, though, and not for a long time. The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on […]

06/26/2014

This handout photo provided by the Southern Impact Research Center in Tennessee, taken June 18, shows equipment that can test how football helmets perform against certain concussion-causing forces.

New tests for helmets proposed in concussion fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no concussion-proof football helmet, but manufacturers may soon have to meet new testing standards against certain concussion-causing forces — a step in the quest for more protection. The organization that […]

06/19/2014

President Barack Obama applauds Victoria Bellucci, a 2014 graduate of Huntingtown High Shool in Huntingtown, Md., who suffered five concussions playing soccer, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, during the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people. […]

05/29/2014

New youth football helmets.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

More study urged on concussions in young athletes

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just a risk in football. No one knows how often the youngest athletes suffer concussions, and it’s not clear whether better headgear is going to be the answer. A new […]

10/30/2013

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