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Youth soccer injuries, concussions causing ER visit spike

Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions seeking urgent medical care, a study has found.

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In this June 10, 2013 file photo, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. speaks in Trenton, N.J. Pallone has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
In this June 10, 2013 file photo, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. speaks in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.

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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2015 file photo, San Jose Marauders youth football players play sports mascots during halftime of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif. The first concussion study of its kind found youth football players are more likely to return to play less than a day after injury than than those in high school and college. The novel research also found differences in concussion symptoms depending on players' age, offering guidance for parents, doctors and coaches in assessing injured players. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2015 file photo, San Jose Marauders youth football players play sports mascots during halftime of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age

Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school and college, according to a new study.

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DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 28: Strong safety David Bruton #30 of the Denver Broncos is attended to by trainers after a play that would force him out of the game with a reported concussion during a game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 28, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
David Bruton #30 of the Denver Broncos is attended to by trainers at Mile High on December 28, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Critics of $1 billion NFL concussion deal seek court review

Critics of the proposed $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion claims want a full U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia to review a recent court decision that upheld the deal.

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In this April 9, 2013, file photo, former NFL player Kevin Turner accompanied by Lisa McHale, the widow of former NFL player Tom McHale, walk to the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia for a hearing to determine whether the NFL faces years of litigation over concussion-related brain injuries. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
In this April 9, 2013, file photo, former NFL player Kevin Turner accompanied by Lisa McHale, the widow of former NFL player Tom McHale, walk to the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia for a hearing to determine whether the NFL faces years of litigation over concussion-related brain injuries. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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Appeals court upholds $1B NFL concussion settlement

A federal appeals court has upheld an estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, potentially ending a troubled chapter in league history.

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NFL demands retraction of New York Times concussion story

The NFL has demanded The New York Times retract a story that called the league's concussion research flawed and likened the NFL's handling of head trauma to the tobacco industry's response to the dangers of cigarettes.

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In this Jan. 10, 2010, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau (55) warms up on the field before an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
In this Jan. 10, 2010, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau (55) in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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NFL links football, CTE; could it affect $1 billion deal?

The NFL is standing behind a top executive's acknowledgement that the brain disease CTE can be linked to football.

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Tyler Sash of the New York Giants celebrates against the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Former NFL safety Sash diagnosed with CTE

CTE, which can be diagnosed only after death, has been found in the brains of dozens of former football players.

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Pop Warner Football Regulations To Prevent Concussions
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Doctor weighs in on an anti-football hike with Bill Spadea

During today's morning show, Bill Spadea stressed some concerns about the upcoming movie "Concussion", which tackles the issue of football and head injuries...

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In this Jan. 4, 2010, file photo, Dr. Bennet Omalu, left, co-director of the Brain Injury Research Institute talks with Dr. Ira R. Casson, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
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‘Concussion’ movie subject exaggerated role, researchers say

And though no one doubts that Omalu's diagnosis of Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster was pivotal in understanding the dangers of football, fellow researchers and a medical ethicist say Omalu goes too far when he publicly takes credit for naming or discovering CTE.

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