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Repeated hits, not concussions, cause CTE, study finds

2018-01-18
The neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy can start early and without any signs of concussion, according a study released Thursday.

Former NFLers call for end to tackle football for kids

2018-01-18
Former NFLers Nick Buoniconti, Harry Carson and Phil Villapiano and Boston University researchers called for an end to tackle football for kids younger than 14.

Ex-NFL player confirmed as 1st case of CTE in living patient

2017-11-16
Researchers published, what they say is the first case of a living person identified with the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

Researchers identify CTE biomarker that may lead to diagnosis while alive

2017-09-27
The headlines about football players and chronic traumatic encephalopathy - commonly known as CTE - seem endless. The most recent diagnosis of the neurodegenerative brain disease was given to former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez. But one of the biggest obstacles in understanding CTE has been the inability to diagnose it in the living. New research released Tuesday may make that possible. Published in the journal PLOS One, researchers have found a protein that can be a marker of this devastating disease.

Aaron Hernandez suffered from worst CTE seen in someone his age

2017-11-10
For the first time since announcing former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's CTE diagnosis in September, Boston University neuropathologist Dr. Ann McKee shared the findings from Hernandez's brain autopsy on Thursday.

Will #MeToo be a turning point for younger girls, too?

2018-01-18
There is hope that the #MeToo conversation on sexual harassment will halt the decline in confidence that young girls experience in middle and high school.

Why women hesitate to report sexual misconduct

2018-01-17
The news has been filled with stories of prominent men accused of sexual misconduct -- many of the alleged misdeeds going back decades.

Breakfasts that keep you fuller longer

2018-01-18
What you eat in the morning can affect how much you consume the rest of the day. Nutritionist Lisa Drayer breaks down your best bets for breakfast.

A better way to build a flu vaccine?

2018-01-18
In the quest for improved and universal vaccines, scientists turned to a mutant virus to build an experimental flu vaccine. So far, the vaccine only has been studied in mice and ferrets.

Doctor delivers baby on international flight

2018-01-18
This definitely wasn't what Dr. Sij Hemal was expecting when he booked a flight with Air France from India to the United States.