Experimental PET scan detects abnormal tau protein in brains of living former NFL players

CTE is a neurodegenerative disease that has been associated with a history of repetitive head impacts, including those that may or may not be associated with concussion symptoms in American football players. The image is in the public domain. Summary: PET imaging of former NFL players who exhibited cognitive decline and psychiatric symptoms linked toContinue reading “Experimental PET scan detects abnormal tau protein in brains of living former NFL players”

Risk of suicide increases 3X after a concussion

New research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that even mild concussions sustained in ordinary community settings might be more detrimental than anyone anticipated; the long-term risk of suicide increases threefold in adults if they have experienced even one concussion. That risk increases by a third if the concussion is sustained on aContinue reading “Risk of suicide increases 3X after a concussion”