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(Bustle)   Female athletes suffer more concussions than male athletes, and their brains take longer to recover. So why do we think CTE, or post-concussion brain damage, is just for the NFL?   (bustle.com) divider line 6
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2014-01-21 02:51:41 PM
3 votes:
We don't think that, but obviously the media attention is where the money is.
2014-01-21 04:43:05 PM
2 votes:
I didnt know there was a full contact kitchen.......
2014-01-21 02:47:48 PM
2 votes:
So why do we think CTE, or post-concussion brain damage, is just for the NFL?

I've literally never heard anyone anywhere make that claim ever.
2014-01-21 05:42:27 PM
1 votes:
So, female athletes? And we got one effing picture?!?

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2014-01-21 03:34:38 PM
1 votes:

itcamefromschenectady: Benevolent Misanthrope: itcamefromschenectady: Benevolent Misanthrope: To date, only 33 dead ex-NFL players have been diagnosed with CTE, along with a small handful from other sports. But according to [this] list, not a single one of those diagnosed with CTE was a female athlete, and there's little evidence that anybody's looking for them.

Well, duh.  When it comes to medical research, men are always treated as more important, unless there's a huge campaign for years, like with breast cancer.

You're reading an article that says male athletes have fewer concussions, linking to a source that says male athletes have more concussions. And that's evidence nobody cares about women's health?

You're commenting on a statement from that same article saying that no one is looking for signs of CTE in female athletes, but only in male athletes, and taking it as a sign that medical research is as interested in women's health as men's?

No, I'm not, and it doesn't say that anyway.


Wow.  Are you a Republican or something?  I've rarely seen anyone who could contradict something in the exact same post so brazenly and expect no one to notice.
2014-01-21 02:57:09 PM
1 votes:
This is a perfect example of how sources quote other sources incompetently and come up with factoids that are complete lies which are then copied into fark headlines for credulous people to recycle the misinformation.

When you follow the link in the article to their source, it says that male high school athletes have more concussions:

"Boys suffer the largest number of concussions overall because they play football. But when football is excluded, girls suffer more concussions, especially in soccer and basketball."

http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=75789
 
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