Monthly archive for September 2015

NFL concussions: 96% of former NFL players tested had CTE brain disease – TomoNews

BOSTON — A study by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University found that 87 out of 91 former NFL players tested, suffered from a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. CTE is a brain disease that researchers believe to be caused by repetitive head trauma.

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87 Deceased NFL Players Test Positive for Brain Disease

A total of 87 out of 91 former NFL players have tested positive for the brain disease at the center of the debate over concussions in football, according to new figures from the nation’s largest brain bank focused on the study of traumatic head injury. Researchers with

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