With several of its marquee players retiring early after a cascade of frightening concussions, the NFL formed a committee in 1994 that would ultimately issue a succession of research papers playing down the danger of head injuries. Now, an investigation by The New York Times has found that the NFL’s concussion research was far more flawed than previously known

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Deaths from anti-anxiety drugs are on the rise too

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The brains that come through Ann McKee’s lab don’t lie. But they are only the beginning of the story about head trauma and its role in neurodegenerative disease

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The league, which in 2012 pledged $30 million to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health for the study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy is not funding any part of this research

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A whopping 87 out of 91 former NFL players who donated their brains to science have tested for positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease that causes memory loss, dementia, and depression

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It is the second time in seven years that the justices have looked at the lethal injection question, and it comes after three botched executions over the past year

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Bernard Valencia’s room in the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif., illustrates how hospitals across the country could fight a nationwide epidemic. As soon as you enter the room, you can see one of the main strategies: A hook hangs from a metal track that runs across the ceiling

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Scientists say nurses like Sunny Vespico are prime examples of what nursing schools and hospitals are doing wrong: They keep teaching nursing employees how to lift and move patients in ways that could inadvertently result in career-ending back injuries

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