Feb 2014

Concussions, Brain Damage Linked to Soccer

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Scientists studying Patrick Grange's brain found CTE, a disease that causes dementia and depression. His story is featured in Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis.

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Soccer Player Diagnosed With a Brain Disease Linked to Repeated Blows to the Head

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The family of Patrick Grange, whose story is featured in Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis, discusses the dangers of concussions in youth soccer.

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British Lawmakers Intensify Focus on Head Injuries

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The timing of the parliamentary discussions has an American context, too. The Commons round table on Tuesday will coincide with the London premiere of “Head Games,” an American documentary based on the book of the same name by Chris Nowinski, a Harvard-educated former professional wrestler. Nowinski has chronicled the long-term effects of head trauma among athletes, particularly N.F.L. players, and is scheduled to be one of the participants in the Commons discussion.

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Brain Trauma Extends to the Soccer Field

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Researchers at Boston University who have diagnosed scores of cases of C.T.E. said Patrick Grange of Albuquerque represents the first named case of C.T.E. in a soccer player. …The findings are part of an updated version of the 2012 documentary “Head Games,” by the filmmaker Steve James.

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