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By On March 4th, 2013

Canadians Support Bodychecking Ban For Youth Hockey

America has been busy reforming youth football rules to protect their children from the brain injuries damaging the professionals, but Canada is also considering revising their favorite sport’s rules for youth leagues. Search “concussion” into Google News and it will be immediately clear for anyone that can read that hockey is dealing with just as…

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By On February 19th, 2013

Boxing’s History With CTE

Boxing and brain injury go hand in hand. While chronic traumatic encephalopathy is just now becoming a serious part of the discussion of football and its safety, studies linking CTE and boxing were being published in 1928. Boxing culture has even given the condition cute nicknames, a kind of macabre way of dealing with knowing…

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By On February 19th, 2013

Basketball’s Head Injury Problem

While nowhere near as dire as the NFL, basketball has a head injury problem. It seems every major sport does, but basketball is considered a “noncontact” sport and there has been almost no conversation about the number of brain injuries that occur on the court. Probably because people think it is just a part of…

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