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Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
A comparison of thousands of former athletes in the two sports finds that NFL players were more likely than MLB players to die from cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, in particular.
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players

A comparison of thousands of former athletes in the two sports finds that NFL players were more likely than MLB players to die from cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, in particular.

A comparison of thousands of former athletes in the two sports finds that NFL players were more likely than MLB players to die from cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, in particular.

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PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains
Jef Akst | Apr 12, 2019 | 2 min read
A study hints that it might be possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with frequent head injuries, while patients are still living.
Most of NFL Brain Trauma Research Donation to NIH to Go Unspent
Shawna Williams | Jul 28, 2017 | 1 min read
The football league and the government agency part ways over how the money should be used.
Study: Student Athletes Display Brain Abnormalities After One Football Season
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 1, 2016 | 1 min read
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.
Report: NFL Tried to Influence NIH-Supported Concussion Study
Bob Grant | May 24, 2016 | 2 min read
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.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2014 | 2 min read
February 2014's selection of notable quotes
Opinion: The Burden of Proof
David Rubenson and Paul Salvaterra | Jan 30, 2014 | 3 min read
Universities that profit from football programs need to honestly assess their responsibilities when it comes to head injury research.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Are Dolphins Really Smart?, Newton's Football, Outsider Scientists, and We Are Our Brains
NFL Gear Yields Little for Cancer
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2013 | 2 min read
Only a small proportion of money made from breast cancer-themed football merchandise actually supports efforts to combat the disease.  
NFL Settles Concussion Case
Jef Akst | Aug 29, 2013 | 2 min read
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.
Football Losses Tied to Junk Food
Kerry Grens | Aug 23, 2013 | 2 min read
When their local team is defeated, people seem to drown their sorrows in saturated fat, but uplifting thinking can change the bad habit.
Another NFL Victim of Brain Trauma?
Jef Akst | May 3, 2012 | 2 min read
Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau commits suicide. Is head injury-induced dementia to blame?
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