April 2016 Archives

Study of retired NFL players reveals widespread brain damage

Atlanta Falcons fans will likely know that studies have linked their favorite sport to a brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. One of the biggest challenges facing those who wanted to research this connection is that CTE can only be diagnosed post mortem, but a study of 40 retired NFL players has provided more evidence connecting football with brain damage.

Slow-wave sleep cycle could treat brain injuries

A victim of a traumatic brain injury in Georgia might discover that physicians lack clear ideas about how to effectively treat the condition. The biological effects of head injuries remain the subject of ongoing research, but deep sleep could produce benefits according to a study from researchers at a hospital in Switzerland.