These Diplomats Are Suing Canada Over the Mysterious Brain Damage They Got While Stationed in Cuba
It’s dubbed the Havana Syndrome and its cause is unknown.
The NFL's Impossible Mission: Making Us Feel Less Guilty About Watching
What we really want is for it to be palatable to watch 300-pound men give each other brain damage each week.
Girls' High School Football Title IX Suit Misses The Point
A group of Utah female youth players want their local school districts to offer the sport. But maybe nobody should be playing it.
Between Life and Death: Remembering Boxer Michael Watson's Fightback From the Abyss
It is 25 years since Michael Watson fought Chris Eubank at White Hart Lane. The injuries Watson suffered that night changed him forever, but, a quarter of a century on, the extent of his recovery continues to defy expectations.
New Pop Warner Lawsuit Raises Hard Questions About the Future of Youth Tackle Football
A potential class action lawsuit filed against Pop Warner, USA Football, and NOCSAE over brain damage and CTE could help redefine how society views tackle football for children.
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How Scared Should I Be of Getting Punched in the Face?
I've never been in a fight, but it turns out you can get hurt in them. Did you know this?
How the Politics of Abortion Could Affect Women Who Want to Be Tested for the Zika Virus
US officials are scrambling to deal with the potential spread of the virus, and some fear that the anti-abortion political climate will make things more complicated for pregnant women who want to be tested for it.
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If The NFL Thinks Football Is Linked To CTE, Then Its Concussion Settlement Should Pay For The Disease
NFL Health and Safety director Jeff Miller stunned onlookers by telling Congress that football and CTE are linked. So why doesn't the league's proposed concussion lawsuit settlement do more to cover the disease?
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Ken Stabler, CTE, and Football's Irreconcilable Violence
The posthumous CTE diagnosis of legendary NFL quarterback Ken Stabler raises hard questions about the physical punishment inherent to football.
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VICE Sports Q&A: "Concussion" Doctor Bennet Omalu
Neuropathologist Bennet Omalu's discovery of the brain disease CTE in former NFL star Mike Webster—and the league's efforts discredit him—are the real-life inspiration for the Hollywood drama "Concussion."
How Football Pulled The Trigger: Zack Langston's Family Reflects On His Tragically Short Life
Former Division II football player Zack Langston died at age 26 with CTE, the same brain disease found in Junior Seau and the subject of the film "Concussion."
Frank Gifford Had CTE
He died of natural causes in August at the age of 84.