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MRI scans and other assessments of high school football players reveal changes in brain tissue, correlated to head impacts, after just one season, researchers report.

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A Congressional investigation indicates that the National Football League may have sought to steer millions of dollars in National Institutes of Health funding away from one of its critics.

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Speaking of Science

By | February 1, 2014

February 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Opinion: The Burden of Proof

By | January 30, 2014

Universities that profit from football programs need to honestly assess their responsibilities when it comes to head injury research.

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Capsule Reviews

By | January 1, 2014

Are Dolphins Really Smart?, Newton's Football, Outsider Scientists, and We Are Our Brains

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NFL Gear Yields Little for Cancer

By | October 16, 2013

Only a small proportion of money made from breast cancer-themed football merchandise actually supports efforts to combat the disease.  

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NFL Settles Concussion Case

By | August 29, 2013

The National Football League will pay a total of $765 million to help cover the medical expenses of more than 4,500 former players and to fund research on head injuries.

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Football Losses Tied to Junk Food

By | August 23, 2013

When their local team is defeated, people seem to drown their sorrows in saturated fat, but uplifting thinking can change the bad habit.

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Another NFL Victim of Brain Trauma?

By | May 3, 2012

Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau commits suicide. Is head injury-induced dementia to blame?

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