Football, Dementia, and the Future of Sports

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It’s not like anyone thought head injuries were good for people, but the long term effects of concussions has researchers, coaches, and doctors concerned about the extra risks of some popular sports.Hosted by: Olivia Gordon----------Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow----------Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kelly Landrum Jones, Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطا الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Justin Lentz----------Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet?Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishowTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishowTumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.comInstagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow----------Sources:http://www.profootballhof.com/football-history/pro-footballs-birth-certificate/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK185339/ https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/article-abstract/2654232?redirect=true http://n.neurology.org/content/neurology/48/3/581.full.pdfhttps://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sports/league-of-denial/timeline-the-nfls-concussion-crisis/ http://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/foc.2006.21.4.13%40col.2012.116.issue-6?journalCode=col https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000505064356.htm https://www.bu.edu/cte/about/frequently-asked-questions/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC34454/ https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/01/18/cte-can-begin-soon-after-head-injury-even-teens-study-finds/yApExpCyyiESvgOYviI6NK/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflow%3Atwitter http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/cheerleading-dangerous-sport-young-girls/story?id=9473938 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/31/sports/31cheerleader.htmlhttp://www.nationwidechildrens.org/news-room-articles/cheerleading-injuries-found-to-be-significant-source-of-injury-to-girls?contentid=46084 http://aacca.org/safety-rules/ https://www.sbs.com.au/topics/science/humans/article/2016/08/09/what-happens-gymnasts-body-it-ageshttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3751410/http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(00)70094-1/fulltext https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/84282 https://www.nof.org/patients/what-is-osteoporosis/ https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/osteoarthritis/ https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/data_statistics/cost.htm https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sprained-ankle/symptoms-causes/syc-20353225https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tendinitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20378243 https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/stress-fractures/symptoms-causes/syc-20354057 https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/10/opinion/sunday/baseball-is-injuring-too-many-kids.html?mtrref=www.google.com&assetType=opinionhttp://grantland.com/features/comparing-mortality-rates-football-baseball/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15262641http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/48/4/287.full?sid=bd122323-896f-4b27-afe1-d37beeed4a8e http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/08/25/peds.2016-2148 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0363546517710213 https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/25/539334374/student-athletes-who-specialize-early-are-injured-more-often-study-finds https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3658407/ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/29/health/sports-injuries-football-yale.html http://www.bbc.com/news/health-33478629 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2953356/ http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/runners-knee.html http://thesportjournal.org/article/sports-equipment-and-technology/https://engineeringsport.co.uk/2012/08/09/what-is-sports-engineering/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/11/22/theres-a-new-safest-football-helmet-for-sale-now-can-anyone-afford-it/?utm_term=.d8b63bf2e886 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877065716300069 http://natajournals.org/doi/10.4085/1062-6050-51.4.05 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00336297.2017.1386114 Images:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chronic_Traumatic_Encephalopathy.pnghttp://www.thinkstockphotos.com