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.

head injury
PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains
PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains
Jef Akst | Apr 12, 2019
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.
How Blasts Affect the Brain
How Blasts Affect the Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 13, 2016
Repeated exposure to explosions can damage the cerebellum in combat veterans and mouse models alike.
Opinion: The Burden of Proof
Opinion: The Burden of Proof
David Rubenson and Paul Salvaterra | Jan 30, 2014
Universities that profit from football programs need to honestly assess their responsibilities when it comes to head injury research.
Hockey Follows Football’s Suit
Hockey Follows Football’s Suit
Jef Akst | Nov 26, 2013
Just three months after the settlement of the highly publicized NFL head-trauma lawsuit, former professional hockey players announce a similar case against the NHL.
Battlefield Head Trauma
Cristina Luiggi | May 17, 2012
A new study suggests that the brain injuries suffered by soldiers in Afghanistan may be similar to those observed in some athletes.
Punch Drunk
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2011
After a concussion forces him to retire, a former pro-wrestler starts an institute to study the neurological effects of repeated brain injuries.