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Focus on soccer safety grows amid new rule in UK

A study done in Scotland showing professional soccer players are at a higher risk of dying from dementia than heart disease or cancer prompted changes in youth soccer safety. As head injury awareness increases, keeping kids injury-free is the goal. “Anytime we can keep kids safer, there has to be follow through,” Blanch said. READ… Continue reading Focus on soccer safety grows amid new rule in UK

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UK Children to no longer head footballs during training

Children aged 11 and under will no longer be taught to head footballs during training in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The new football association guidelines for coaches also puts limits on how much heading older children should do. It follows Glasgow University research that showed former footballers were three-and-a-half times more likely to die… Continue reading UK Children to no longer head footballs during training

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Girl Hockey Players Face Higher Risk Of Concussions, Study Finds

A Minnesota Department of Health study found girls, particularly girls who play hockey, are more likely to get a concussion than boys. Brain surgeon Dr. Uzma Samadani says it’s part biological. Boys have stronger necks and thicker skulls. “And then there are other differences,” Dr. Samadani, who practices out of CentraCare, said. “From a young… Continue reading Girl Hockey Players Face Higher Risk Of Concussions, Study Finds

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Why women are more at risk from concussion

Women athletes are twice as likely as men to get concussed and the effects are more severe, but with research focusing mainly on men, is concussion in women being overlooked? Compelling new research suggests this is a distinct possibility, with a growing recognition that male and female brains may respond to injuries very differently. READ… Continue reading Why women are more at risk from concussion

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Actually….. the University of Wisconsin Soccer Study shows Unequal Halo significantly lowered the concussion rate

This study is the first large randomized controlled trials to determine whether soccer headgear reduces the incidence or severity of SRC in US high school athletes. Despite the Wisconsin study data showing 'soccer headgear did not reduce the incidence or severity of SRC in high school soccer players,' for all of the results combined, the… Continue reading Actually….. the University of Wisconsin Soccer Study shows Unequal Halo significantly lowered the concussion rate

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CTE Risk More Than Doubles after Just Three Years of Playing Football

For every year of absorbing the pounding and repeated head collisions that come with playing American tackle football, a person’s risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a devastating neurodegenerative disease, increases by 30 percent. And for every 2.6 years of play, the risk of developing CTE doubles. These new findings from an analysis of… Continue reading CTE Risk More Than Doubles after Just Three Years of Playing Football

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Former soccer star brings awareness to the dangers of concussions – VIDEO

PINK Concussions is the FIRST EVER non-profit organization with a highly personal and urgent mission to improve the pre-injury education and post-injury medical care for women and girls challenged by brain injury including concussion incurred from sport, violence, accidents or military service. We are #pinkTBI. http://www.pinkconcussions.com/ PINK Concussions Board Member & former college soccer player… Continue reading Former soccer star brings awareness to the dangers of concussions – VIDEO

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Why Women’s Soccer Players Are Worried About Their Brains

The biggest stars in the world are pledging their brains. Young players are leaving the game with their destinies unfulfilled. The stories they tell spark fear and raise questions. And the science hasn't even begun to provide answers. Girls soccer players, in particular, have been found to be about as likely to suffer concussions as… Continue reading Why Women’s Soccer Players Are Worried About Their Brains

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Stanislaus State women’s soccer wears protective head bands to reduce risk of concussions

California State University, Stanislaus Turlock, California "I think we are only a few years away from players being required to wear head gear as a rule in youth soccer and hopefully at the collegiate level," said Bolton. "It makes no sense to me that our players are required to wear shin guards to protect that… Continue reading Stanislaus State women’s soccer wears protective head bands to reduce risk of concussions

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BestReviews.com gives “Best of the Best” for soccer headgear to Halo 2

BestReviews.com gives the Unequal Halo 2 “Best of the Best” for soccer headgear. Among the accolades... “Exceptional in maintaining precise control of the soccer ball while protecting the most important commodity.” “Lightweight with protection around the head's circumference. Adjusts to your body as your own temperature changes. Great for overall ball control. Holds up in… Continue reading BestReviews.com gives “Best of the Best” for soccer headgear to Halo 2