• NEW YORK July 10, 2019 7:21 pm

    Jim Bouton, Former Pitcher, ‘Ball Four' Author, Dies at 80

    Jim Bouton, the former New York Yankees pitcher who shocked and angered the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book “Ball Four,” has died. He was 80. Bouton’s family said he died Wednesday at the Great Barrington, Massachusetts, home he shared with wife Paula Kurman. He fought a brain disease linked to dementia and was in hospice care. Bouton also...

  • Sweden October 31, 2018 2:18 pm

    Appendix Removal Linked to Lower Risk of Parkinson's, Research Suggests

    Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson’s disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — maybe in the appendix. People who had their appendix removed early in life had a lower risk of getting the tremor-inducing brain disease decades later, researchers reported Wednesday. Why? A peek at surgically removed appendix tissue shows this...

  • RADIATION September 5, 2018 12:37 pm

    New Advice on Kids' Concussions Calls for Better Tracking

    New children’s concussion guidelines from the U.S. government recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis and reassure parents that most kids’ symptoms clear up within one to three months. Signs of potentially more serious injuries that may warrant CT imaging scans include vomiting, unconsciousness and severe, worsening headaches, according to the guidelines released Tuesday. The guidelines from the...

  • JUDGE April 11, 2018 10:19 am

    Ohio Court to Decide If Ex-Notre Dame Football Player Can Sue Over Concussions

    The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s. Steve Schmitz was suffering from dementia and early onset Alzheimer’s disease when he and his wife, Yvette, filed a lawsuit...

  • Los Angeles October 6, 2017 7:27 am

    Football's Decline Has Some High Schools Disbanding Teams

    Participation in high school football is down 3.5 percent over the past five years, according to the annual survey by the National Association of State High School Federations, or NFHS. The decline would be much steeper if not for a handful of states in the South and the West. Throughout the Northeast, the Midwest and the West Coast, in communities...

  • Donald Trump September 24, 2017 2:31 am

    'It's Not What Leaders Do': Curry Responds After Trump Disinvited Him to White House

    After President Donald Trump disinvited Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry to the White House on Twitter, Curry said the way the president “feels the need to target certain individuals” is “beneath our country” and “it’s not what leaders do.” Trump made the announcement on Saturday from his golf club Bedminster, New Jersey. He said: “Going to the White...

  • Donald Trump September 23, 2017 12:03 pm

    'Real Life Clown': NFL Players Slam Trump Over Criticism

    President Donald Trump on Friday criticized NFL players who kneel in protest during the national anthem before games, suggesting that owners should fire any player who does so. After Trump made the statement at a political rally in Alabama, a number of players responded to the president, calling him a “clown” and saying he should stick to politics. Several athletes,...

  • Donald Trump September 23, 2017 8:25 pm

    NFL Commissioner, NFL Team CEOs, Players' Union Angrily Denounce Trump

    The National Football League and its players’ union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest “when somebody disrespects our flag.” “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our...

  • LAWYER November 3, 2017 12:16 am

    Lawyer Says Aaron Hernandez Had ‘Severe Case' of CTE; Lawsuit Filed Against Patriots, NFL

    Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez are suing the NFL and the New England Patriots over his death after a brain study showed the former football star suffered from a “severe case” of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

  • director July 25, 2017 10:59 pm

    Boston University Research on 111 Deceased NFL Players Found That 99 Percent Had CTE

    A startling new study by Boston University researchers found that after an examination of 111 deceased former NFL players, 99 percent of them had a progressive degenerative brain disease.

  • actor October 3, 2016 1:33 pm

    Robin Williams' Widow Pens Essay on His Brain Disease

    Robin Williams’ widow opened up about the late actor’s life in a moving new essay titled “The Terrorist Inside My Husband’s Brain.”In August 2014, Williams killed himself.

  • National Football League May 24, 2016 7:38 am

    NFL Sought to Influence Study on Brain Injuries: Report

    National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday. New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the project away from a researcher that the NFL feared was biased....

  • football November 7, 2015 2:08 pm

    Hall of Famer Dorsett Upbeat in Fight Against Brain Disorder

    College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett says he wouldn’t discourage young players from taking up the game even as he battles brain disease.

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