THURSDAY, July 18, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Alix Popham played in two rugby World Cups and won a Six Nations Grand Slam before retiring in 2011 as a professional in the rough-and-tumble game. By 2020, he had already been diagnosed with early onset dementia and probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE),Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Autopsies of deceased boxers and pro football players have long confirmed that repeat head injuries can lead to a devastating brain condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Now, research supports the notion that contact sports can also raise the odds for aContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 1, 2024 (HealthDay news) — A 14-year study of testicular cancer survivors suggests that a chemotherapy drug could greatly raise patients’ long-term odds for hearing loss. The drug in question, cisplatin, has been a mainstay of cancer chemotherapy for decades. It’s often used to fight a range ofContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Near-infrared light pulsing into a person’s skull appears to boost healing in patients with a severe concussion, a new study finds. Patients who wore a helmet emitting near-infrared light displayed a greater change in connectivity between seven different pairs of brain regions, researchersContinue Reading