NFL Donating $30M to NIH To Boost Brain Injury Research
On Wednesday, the National Football League announced that it will donate $30 million to NIH to fund research on brain injuries and other sports-related health conditions. NIH likely will not focus research efforts on football, but on how certain injuries can cause problems later in life.
- "NFL Funds Brain-Injury Study" (Futterman, Wall Street Journal, 9/5).
- "NFL Players Face Higher Risk of Dying From Alzheimer's and Other Brain Diseases" (Kotz, "Daily Dose," Boston Globe, 9/5).
- "Alzheimer's Death Rate Higher in Former NFL Players" (Norton, Reuters, 9/5).