A team of scientists at the National Institutes for Health studying the brain of NFL star Junior Seau concluded that he suffered from a debilitating brain disease that is caused by repeated hits to the head. Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest this May. Show More Summary
The sad story of Junior Seau took another turn. ESPN is reporting that the San Diego Chargers' legendary linebacker -- who committed suicide last May -- suffered from the type of chronic brain damage that also has been found in dozens...Show More Summary
Scientists who did not know they were studying the brain of retired football star Junior Seau concluded that he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease typically caused by multiple hits to the he...
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Let’s hope the NFL is handling this issue! According to NBC Sports: Junior Seau, the future Hall of Fame linebacker who committed suicide in May, suffered from the same type of brain damage that has now been found in dozens
A group of scientists who analyzed the brain tissue of former NFL great Junior Seau, who committed suicide last May, has determined that he suffered from the same type of chronic brain damage that has been found in dozens of other deceased former NFL players, according to researchers and Seau's family members. Read full article >>
Former NFL LB Junior Seau suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), doctors confirmed to his family.
Advanced tests done at the National Institutes of Health on the brain of football star Junior Seau, who committed suicide in May, showed he had signs of a degenerative brain disease, the Associated Press reported. The examination of Seau's brain...
Junior Seau had a disease brought on by “exposure to repetitive head injuries” when he killed himself last year, the National Institutes of Health has reported. The NIH completed a study of Seau’s brain, finding adnormalities consistent with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The NIH studied three unidentified brains, one of which [...]Show More Summary
Junior Seau was one of the top linebackers in football form well over a decade. He played for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and ended his career with the New England Patriots and during that time absorbed a lot of punishment to his head. Those repeated blows led many to believe that his suicide [...]
Just a few months after an autopsy showed the late NFL linebacker Junior Seau had no apparent brain damage, a deeper examination shows he may have had a brain disease after all, the National Institutes of Health says. An examination suggests Seau had the brain disease CTE, the NIH said Thursday. "On initial examination the [...]
Junior Seau, the former San Diego Charger and USC great who committed suicide last may, was suffering Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Seau's ex-wife, Gina, and his oldest son Tyler, 23, told ABC News and ESPN that the National...Show More Summary
According to ESPN, former NFL linebacker Junior Seau had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) at the time of his suicide last May. In an interview with ESPN, Seau's widow and son claim that researchers at the National Institutes of Health informed them of the diagnosis after completing a thorough examination of Seau's brain. From the interview: More »
Perhaps the saddest and most unfortunate aspect of the Thursday news that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau suffered from a neurological condition common to individuals who have had repeated head trauma was that it did not come as a surprise. Show More Summary
Watch More News Videos at ABC | Technology News | Celebrity News Junior Seau was living with a degenerative brain disease caused by the brutal shots to the head he took during his NFL career, this according to a new study... and Seau's family…
The news is not surprising, and will drive further debate about football and brain trauma.
Junior Seau's death prompted me to stop watching football. It wasn't clear to me, at the time, that…
When Junior Seau committed suicide last year, amid the reactions of shock and despair, there were many cautioning for patience before jumping to conclusions. Even if Seau’s pattern of behavior [...] The post Junior Seau Had CTE, According To Damning Study appeared first on Kissing Suzy Kolber.
NFL great Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told the AP today. Results of an NIH study of Seau's brain revealed abnormalities consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The NIH conducted a study of three unidentified brains, one...
Junior Seau was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he took his own life last year....