Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
World Cup champ Brandi Chastain has pledged to donate her brain to someday further research on how C.T.E develops in soccer players. Tyler Sash, a former Giants and University of Iowa football player who died of a overdose last September, was posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy by Boston doctors this week. The vast majority of babies born with severe brain damage may be the result of infections and anemia, not a mismanaged delivery. The CDC has cautioned pregnant women not to travel to areas that pose risk of infection. An autopsy of former college football player Michael Keck reveals the effect 16 years of tackles can have on the brain. New study finds all but four of 91 former NFL players who donated their brains for research had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disease linked to concussion and head trauma.
Brain Scans Show Promising Results For CTE Detection In Football Players And Boxers While Still Alive
Soon, football players and other athletes who consistently experience blows to the head may not have to wait until they're dead to be diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Amid concussion fears, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland announced his retirement from the NFL at the age of 24.
Jovan Belcher’s Mother Files Wrongful Death Suit: Did ‘Repetitive Head Trauma’ Cause NFL Linebacker’s Suicide? [VIDEO]
Jovan Belcher's mother has filed a wrongful-death suit alleging that the Kansas City Chiefs did not provide adequate medical care to her son, who experienced "repetitive head trama" during his NFL career. A large research initiative to better understand and diagnose the nature of concussions that is organized by the NIH has gained financial support by the NFL, which has been in the spotlight concerning high profile players suffering from brain injuries.