Sleep duration appeared to have a significant effect on symptom reporting, especially in girls.
Ultimately, players must decide if the benefits of play outweigh the risks of injury.
Girls with a history of a psychiatric condition, substance abuse, or ADHD were more likely to report concussion-like symptoms.
Mechanism of injury assault in 12 of 16 patients; half of patients admit alcohol use.
Technology called Brain Network Activation allows health care professionals to evaluate brain network function after traumatic brain injury and during recovery.
Rapid number naming test may be used on the sidelines in sporting events to test for concussion.
Researchers found that players suffered more head impacts during games and learned that there was a relationship between the amount of padding players wore and the number of head impacts during practice.
Women who have had a history of at least one concussion did not score lower on computerized cognitive baseline testing. All women regardless of concussion history, had greater symptoms, symptom severity and poorer cognitive performance than men at baseline, the study found.
Limiting aggressive contact would be more effective than just banning 'heading' of ball, researcher says.
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