Concussions are a huge problem in the world of sports today with numerous dangerous effects. Although some precautions have been taken to prevent concussions, better safety precautions must be taken. The statistics about concussions during the course of a player’s football career, whether it be just to college or all the way to the professional level, show a very big danger to the athletes. During a game players are seven times more likely to get
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There are several reasons that there are not any approved treatments using embryonic stem cells. Most of the time the treatments are not successful when they are attempted, but some terrible consequences have occurred from injections of these stem cells. One report tells of a boy who had a neuromuscular disease. He had embryonic stem cells injected into his brain. Within four years he had terrible headaches which scientists now know were caused by tumors that developed from the stem cells that were injected.
Head injuries, such as concussions are extremely detrimental to development, and children who play tackle football often receive them. This article states that “..the age of 12 [was found to be] the dividing line because it is an important time for the brain,’ and “players between the ages of 9 and 12 are exposed to an average of 240 head impacts in a single football season.” Every time these children have a head impact, they are somehow damaged cognitively. Tackling and physical contact is arguably the most important part of football, so this means that a child’s developing body and mind will constantly be taxed by injuries or intense head-on collisions. It has been made clear that developmental years are far too important to be interrupted by the ferocity of tackle football.
Football has been a major American tradition for roughly 150 years. Football is played just about all over the world, just somewhat differently than the American techniques. Even Though it has been a tradition, it hasn 't always been played the same. Over time Americans have realized how dangerous football is, “ But football was already a deadly sport. Eighteen people died that year during games, three of them college players, and the rest high school athletes.”
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Concussions are a scary reality of playing NFL football. Every year there are more and more players that are having season ending, and career ending injuries due to hits to the head. There have been many NFL players that have had serious issues due to concussions. Former NFL superstar tight end Aaron Hernandez was convicted of executing a man with a half-dozen bullets inside an industrial park. He was sentenced to life without parole (“Aaron Hernandez’s”).
Parents every year sign their kid up for club football, but don’t see what they are about to put their kid through. Football has always had head to head contact that violently shakes the brain, which can be fatal. While club football doesn’t always have many hits as the NFL has, but this kids idolize these players and want to be just like them. The NFL needs to eliminate head to head contact in their games because kids are going to start aiming for the head as well.
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The measles controversy started in 1998 after a fraudulent research paper in the medical journal was published. The paper contained studies stating colitis and autism is linked to the measles vaccine. After the initial publishing the amount of people getting the vaccine dropped from 92% in 1996 to 84% in 2002 (in the Uk). Within the first 5 months of 2006 there was reportedly 449 cases of measles, compared to 1998 where there was only 56 within the whole year. The measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children even though there is a safe and cost-effective vaccine available people are still believing these allegations are far more severe that the consequences of the measles.
Brain Injury in Professional Football A reportable concussion had been described as change in brain function induced by trauma. It was demonstrated by: first, altered consciousness, including being amnesic, confused, or rendered insentient. Second, symptoms and signs usually accompanying post-concussion syndrome, such as, persistent headaches, impaired balance, syncope, cognitive dysfunction, hearing loss, blurred vision, drowsiness, lethargy, fatigue, memory disturbance, and difficulty in carrying out routine activities (Casson, Viano and Powell 471). The Concussion Legacy Foundation disclosed that CTE, a degenerative brain disease caused by brain trauma, had been diagnosed among football players from more than 100 college football programs (Concussion Legacy Foundation).
In February, Super Bowl 50 took place in San Francisco and a total of 114.4 million people in the US watched the game. All 114.4 million people watched these players health degenerate after each big hit that we praise. People are now starting to see the horrific injuries and trauma that come from the sport that can draw 114.4 million people to it and some of these people are boycotting the NFL. The top 10 most watched sporting events this year through July 13th were all NFL games. The NFL is a giant and it does not seem like they can be brought down.
we can see their brains have rewired themselves to skip around the parts that are affected. "(Football, 1). Again, humans have incredibly advanced brain technology (although some prefer not to use it). When the brain is hurt, like any other part of the body, it will cover up the affected area and work around it. When this happens, and the victim is examined, they are going to walk out of there with no worries because the brain looked like it was ok.
I am doing The Second Impact Syndrome it was when the brain swells rapidly and catastrophically, after a person suffers a second concussion before symptoms of an earlier one have subsided. This injury only happens in football. Second impact may be relatively minimal and not involve contact with the cranium. Impact disrupts the brain’s blood autoregulatory system, leading to swelling, increasing intracranial pressure. This second blow may occur minutes, days or weeks after an initial concussion,and even the mildest grade of concussion can lead to SIS.
Sports have been around for a long time and so have these diseases that can end your life or complicate them. Rules are being more inforced as of now due to serious brain disease that cause death to those who suffer concussions on the field. The sports industry tried changing rules to the games to prevent certain disease such as ALS and CTE but changing the rules can come out to worse results as in fracturing other body parts that can cause the player to stop playing for some time or even forever which can cause an end to their careers. Changing certain rules may prevent certain conflicts but can start other conflicts which can be more risky for the athlete. For instance head trauma is a very talked topic coming from sports i don't believe