Emerging research suggests that female athletes may face specific challenges and experience a higher rate of concussions, along with a wider range of more severe and prolonged symptoms. To address this critical need for tailored research, a groundbreaking international study on concussion in sportswomen has been announced by the organisation […]
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has rejected a temporary concussion substitute trial in the Premier League next season following a meeting at Wembley. The trial, proposed by the world players’ union, Fifpro, and the World Leagues Forum, was set to include the Premier League, Ligue 1 in France, and Major […]
Research has revealed that repeated head impacts, such as from heading a ball or tackling in rugby and American football are directly linked to causing chronic traumatic encephalopathy.   Study lead author, Dr Chris Nowinski, CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation said: “This innovative analysis gives us the highest scientific confidence […]
With summer well underway, we’ve brought together a reading list to help you choose your holiday reading. With non-fiction a great way to understand the impact of neurological disabilities and traumatic injuries on individuals, these highly-rated personal memoirs and riveting original investigations are a great way into better appreciating some […]
Lawyers representing over 185 rugby players diagnosed with early-onset dementia and other neurological impairments have today issued a legal case to rugby’s governing bodies, arguing they were negligent in protecting players from concussions. Rylands Law has issued proceedings against the Rugby Football Union, World Rugby and the Welsh Rugby Union […]
Alan Shearer has joined leading figures from the medical and sporting worlds to urge the International Football Association Board (IFAB) to change the rules on playing following a head injury in an open letter shared on 13 June. Following a welcome trial of permanent concussion substitutions, IFAB is now being […]
This year, the UK will see its first-ever Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Games after charity Headway Worcestershire was awarded £50,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund. Part of a share of £4.5million in lottery funding for communities across the country to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June, […]
Managing the effects of a brain injury can be challenging for patients, and their families, doctors, multidisciplinary teams and in many cases, case managers and solicitors, work together to ensure the best possible outcomes for everyone.   That’s why NRC Medical Experts is delighted to attend the BABICM Annual Conference, which takes place […]
The last 18 months have been like nothing the world has experienced before. We have experienced human loss throughout the pandemic, a hit to the economy and a decline in our social lives. Therefore, many were thrilled to make the most of the European Championship and the Olympics and return […]
Following a 22-month study by the Glasgow Brain Injury Research Group into the incidence of dementia in former footballers, the FA is set to ban heading in children’s football in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but not, as yet, in Wales. Though still to release final guidelines, it is thought […]