Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 14 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Sci Tech   

The Scars From 'Bell-Ringing' Football Tackles

Author 40790
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (23 fans)

'A study has found overwhelming evidence that a brain disease is linked to football playing. So how will the N.F.L. take care of its players? A study of the donated brains of 202 men who had played football across various age levels showed that 177 had the graphic scars confirming the diminished powers from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease caused by repeated blows to the head. The study, in  JAMA, is the strongest yet tracking the relationship between gridiron concussions and such cognitive ailments as progressive dementia and suicidal depression that football fans have become familiar with. The study found C.T.E. in all but one of 111 brains donated by NFL retirees and their concerned families. It suggested a relationship between the number of years played at the game and the symptoms of C.T.E., a disease that can be examined only posthumously.'

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.nytimes.com

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter Page       Linked In Page       Instagram Page

I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: