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State Laws Help Reduce Concussions in Youth Sports

THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — State laws aimed at curbing an alarming rise in concussions among student athletes appear to be working. Since 2014, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws to protect young athletes against traumatic brain injury (TBI). Washington state was the first in 2009. Most of the laws require athletes with suspected concussions to stop playing until a doctor clears them to return. Coaches, players and parents must also receive yearly education about concussion. “This movement to get these laws passed has made a huge difference,” said Kenneth Podell, director of the Houston Methodist Concussion Center, who reviewed a new study assessing the laws. Led by Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, researchers examined concussion reports to a nationwide sports injury tracking program before and after the laws were passed. The data covered nine high school sports: football, boys’ basketball, soccer, baseball and wrestling as well as girls’ basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball. The takeaway: Players were more likely to report a concussion, and the number of repeat injuries fell dramatically after the laws went into effect. Between fall 2005 and spring 2016, student athletes reported about 2.7 million concussions. Of those, 89 percent were new and 11 percent were repeat injuries. In 2005, nearly 135,000 initial concussions were reported. The number jumped to more than 360,000 by 2016. Principal...

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Trump was insensitive in call to widow – soldier’s mother

Trump was insensitive in call to widow – soldier’s mother 18 October 2017 From the section US & Canada Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCongresswoman Frederica Wilson: “How insensitive can you be?” The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action has backed a congresswoman’s claim that President Donald Trump showed insensitivity during a phone call to her son’s widow. Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: “He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway.” Mr Trump said Ms Wilson’s account was “totally fabricated”. Sgt La...

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Trump ‘insensitive’ to soldier’s widow, lawmaker says

Trump ‘insensitive’ to soldier’s widow, lawmaker says 18 October 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has been criticised for the alleged remarks US President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that “he knew what he signed up for”, a lawmaker has said. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson said she heard some of the “insensitive” remarks made by phone while she was in a car with Sgt La David Johnson’s family. Mr Trump, she said, then added: “I guess it still hurt.” A White House...

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The Defense Department Is Looking Into Why Four U.S. Soldiers Died in Niger

The soldiers, killed in an ambush by 50 ISIS-affiliated fighters, were the first U.S. combat casualties in Niger More The Defense Department is opening an investigation into the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger earlier this month, as President Trump faces criticism for how he has approached the bereaved families. The probe will examine the military’s preparation for the operation as questions swirl about the quality of the U.S. Africa Command’s intelligence reports, including why the October 4 ambush wasn’t anticipated, CNN reports. The soldiers, part of a 12-strong Special Forces team led by Green Berets, were on...

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How to Become a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

  Since 1901, 129 individuals have been regarded with the Nobel Peace Prize, a respect granted to individuals who have “done the most or the best work for society between countries, the cancellation or diminishment of standing armed forces and for the holding and advancement of peace congresses,” as per Alfred Nobel’s idea. The Nobel Peace Prize is expected to give consideration, support, and genuinely necessary financing to individuals and associations who are attempting to expedite peace Earth. to enable them to grow their work and have more achievement. In spite of the fact that there are around 100...

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