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Dylan Thomas.

A high school football player died after going into cardiac arrest as a result of a brain injury

Dylan Thomas, who passed away after sustaining an injury during a football game in September, died after going into cardiac arrest as a result of his brain injury, the Pike County coroner said in a statement on Tuesday.

A refusal to wear helmets leads to hundreds of fatal bike crashes each year. A team of former SpaceX engineers may have found the solution.

After three years of research and development, a team of engineers has developed a collapsible bike helmet that's safer and more comfortable than the traditional model.
Dylan Thomas.

A high school football player died after sustaining a severe brain injury

Dylan Thomas, a 17-year-old high school student from Georgia, was struck during a football game on September 28 and sustained a serious brain injury, according to reports. He died Sunday night.
A woman walks under a Cuban flag on March 22, 2012 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

The US just made an important link between a mysterious illness in China and strange noises in Cuba

Any US citizen who experiences "unusual, unexplained physical symptoms or events, auditory or sensory phenomena" are advised to contact their doctor. The State Department sent an advisory to citizens in China also warning them to not try to locate the source of "any unidentified auditory sensation."

Brain injuries can cause some people to become violent criminals and pedophiles — here’s what scientists know so far about why that is

Between 50 and 70% of the British prison population have had a brain injury, according to research.
Chinese and American national flags fly on Tiananmen Square to welcome US President Donald Trump on November 8, 2017 in Beijing, China.

More US diplomats have fallen ill in China with brain injuries like those linked to mysterious ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba

Several US embassy workers in Guangzhou, China, have been diagnosed with brain injuries after hearing mysterious sounds. Previously, diplomats were diagnosed with similar injuries after hearing sounds in Cuba, which prompted speculation that they were being attacked with some kind of "sonic weapon."

The US is slashing its staff in Cuba after diplomats reported brain injuries and hearing loss, perhaps from mysterious sonic weapons

At least 21 US diplomats and family members in Cuba have experienced symptoms including hearing loss, mild brain injury, and central-nervous-system damage.
The NFL has been trying to make kickoffs safer with mixed results.

Trump suggested the NFL is being ruined now that it’s addressing brain injuries — here’s what collisions do to players

Trump didn't just bash the NFL because of the national anthem protests. He also said the game has been ruined by rules to protect players' brains.

Aaron Hernandez had a severe form of the brain disease that impacts a wide swath of NFL players — here’s what it does

A brain scan showed that Hernandez' CTE was advanced when he killed himself at age 27. Studies suggest the disease impacts 99% of former NFL players.

Football is not the only sport we should be worried about

Even if you don't play football — and the average adult doesn't — that doesn't mean you have zero risk for brain injuries or other serious incidents.