High Wire

The Mysterious Consequences of Repeatedly Overdosing on Opioids

Experts are concerned we'll see a rise in brain damage among people who survive multiple ODs in the age of fentanyl.
Maia Szalavitz

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.
John Hugar
We Asked

We Asked NCAA Football Players Why They’re Not Scared of Brain Damage

Even though every piece of research linking concussion to their potential next step—the NFL—is terrifying.
Austin Williams
head games

My Concussion Taught Me Everything We Don't Know About Concussions

My head is broken—and the system is, too
Ankita Rao
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

At least ten dead in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Kim Jong Un calls Trump "mentally deranged," Facebook to share Russian ads with Congress, and more.
VICE Staff
aaron hernandez

Lawyer for Aaron Hernandez Says He Had "Severe" Case of CTE

Hernandez, who was 27 when he died, reportedly had the same level of CTE as Ken Stabler, who died at 69.
Sean Newell
Fighting Words

Conor McGregor Wasn't Fatigued; He Was at Risk of Brain Damage

Dizziness and loss of balance is one of the hallmarks of mild traumatic brain injury.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD

The NFL Initiative to Fund Brain Research May Be Ending

The league's partnership with the National Institutes of Health has been, in a word, messy.
Ed Cara
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Republicans keep up healthcare repeal drumbeat in Senate, wildfires in France force 10,000 to evacuate, Manafort no longer set to give public testimony, and more.
VICE Staff
mental health

Degenerative Disease Found in 99 Percent of NFL Players' Donated Brains

A new study only strengthens the link between football and brain trauma.
Amber Brenza
head games

There's Still No Surefire Way to Diagnose a Concussion

Doctors can't even agree on what it is.
Markham Heid
weed in the nfl

Using Weed to Save Football: Chasing Strains (Part 3)

In this 3-part series, Kyle Turley takes us on his journey to to deal with the damaging effects of football through the use of marijuana.
VICE Sports