In Brief

A way for athletes to check their health and avoid CTE

Mental health has generally been ignored in the world of professional sports. Chronic trauma encephalopathy, or CTE, is a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated brain trauma that seems to be only discussed in the wake of tragedy. But an increasing number of young athletes being diagnosed with the condition is causing a surge of concern. Last year the film Concussion brought the issue to the big screen, and now a new app hopes to bring awareness to a smaller screen. A team of scientists from Harvard University recently developed TeamStudy, an app that easily and efficiently monitors changes in an athlete’s body.

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