brain damage

A recent study showed that ultramarathon runners lost 6% of the gray matter in their brains by the time they completed their race. Are endurance sports bad for your brain health?
Even more research that football is bad for your brain health. Researchers examined death certificates of NFL players and looked at the incidence of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and ALS.
Aside from brain damage and neck injury, traumatic brain injury can also affect a person's ability to learn, remember, balance, and coordinate. New research looks at brain injury and learning ability.
In MMA and boxing, padded gloves and headgear are designed to lessen the forces encountered, primarily those resulting from linear acceleration, but what about other types of impact forces?
Two recent studies conducted on high school athletes concluded the accumulation of small blows to the head while not being full concussions could still cause lifelong brain damage.