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Brain Injury Revealed in 40 Percent of Retired NFL Players

More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs of traumatic brain injury based on sensitive MRI scans called diffusion tensor imaging, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. “This is one of the largest studies to …

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RECALL: Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 100,000 Passat diesel sedans, model years 2012-2014, due to insufficient cable insulation, which could cause short circuits. In some cases, underbody fires can result. According to cars.com, Volkswagen did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-893-5298, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at …

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New Blood Test Can Detect Concussions

Good concussion news! (I never thought I would type those words.) Scientists have come up with a simple blood test that can detect concussion up to seven days after the injury, taking the guesswork out of making a diagnosis. Concussions have reached almost epidemic proportions in young people, especially among those who play sports. Whether …

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