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A thread about Gary Bettman, the NHL & how the league of denial used Todd Ewen’s case to cast doubt on a link between repeated brain injuries and CTE

Thank you to @rwesthead for covering the concussion hearing in depth

#NHL #FridayReads #CTE

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2/ The widow of Todd Ewen sued the National Hockey League on Tuesday, claiming the #NHL cynically exploited a botched analysis of her husband’s brain, which later tested positive for #CTE

Even in death, former players are not safe

#FridayFeeIing #TBI

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3/ “Unbeknownst to Kelli Ewen, Dr Lili-Naz Hazrati served as an expert witness for the #NHL in multidistrict litigation...”

"Had [Dr. Hazrati] disclosed her conflicts of interest, Kelli would never have sent Todd's brain to her” Ewen said

#Concussion

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@Dementiawho @bikerwise It was intuitively smart to stay focused on positives to calm your own amygdala (ancient part of human brain that fires up in fight/flight/fright/freeze response) because anxiety is contagious & causes the person living with #dementia to catch it (the downside of being social...)
@Dementiawho @bikerwise When your amygdala turns on your more modern frontal cortex (part of brain where you have insight, empathy, judgment, ability to properly initiate, sequence, terminate then move on in multi-step tasks) shuts down. This part of brain is damaged 1st in some #dementia causes like...
@Dementiawho @bikerwise ...#FTD & #CTE but as any #dementia cause spreads, the frontal lobes get consumed & die so you the #carer #caregiver #carepartner have the bigger brain & it needs to stay functioning & do more work. Staying positive, calm & *curiosity* about what is causing the problems will...
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About 10 years ago, I was walking home from a slow-pitch baseball game and party with my team. I was a bit drunk, so I walked instead of driving. On the way home I was mugged from behind and woke up in the Rockyview Hospital in #YYC, with a #TBI #concussion. (1 of 13)
I've had multiple concussions from athletics. Football, hockey, rugby & skiing, plus ran over by a car, not once but twice. (think Super Dave Osborne) plus what I have learned since, repeated mildTBIs from the sports. Likely result, I have #CTE. I get worse each year, not better.
Here is what is happening now. I retired from my business some years ago and stopped working completely, 3.5 years ago. I have other progressive diseases besides #CTE, like #COPD #Arthritis #Cancer and more. It is a heavy load and crippling my abilities.
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Parée de toutes les vertus, la #bio possède aussi son lot de paradoxes pas banals. C’est le #thread du mercredi, en plein @salondelagri difficile d’y échapper ! On fait le point. Déroule
Dans les champs l’intérêt pour la bio ne se dément pas. Le Monde revient sur le record de conversion bio connu en 2018, ils sont 6200 à avoir franchi le pas. Avec pour beaucoup d'abord une motivation d’ordre économique
lemonde.fr/economie/artic…
Évidemment, si la bio n’est pas poule aux œufs d’or (élevée au sol et en liberté svp), les marges qu’elle permet de dégager suscitent la convoitise d’opérateurs peu scrupuleux. D’ailleurs la répression des fraudes surveille le secteur de près nous raconte la France agricole…
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This is thoughtful thread from @SteveFainaru and underscores many of the issues raised in our @TheLancetNeuro Correspondence

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In essence, the discussion on #CTE has been polarised as:
Either
- #CTE is fully defined disease, its recognition at autopsy is a simple 'yes' or 'no' decision and prevalence is know to be high
Or
- any other view = #CTE denier = in league with sport

No middle ground
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So, when >60 international experts note that the answer to many of the most important questions in #CTE is 'we don't know', and that this uncertainty should be acknowledged in reporting, the assumption is the authors must represent Option 2 and this is #CTE denial

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1/Bettman was consistent in answering the many questions in his deposition: Because there is no medical or scientific certainty, he said, there is no reason to warn @NHL players about the risks of #CTE Nor is there reason, even after the premature deaths...washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
2/in recent years of several #NHL “enforcers” such as Bob Probert , Wade Belak, Rick Rypien, Derek Boogaard & Steve Montador to look for a link between fighting in hockey & brain injuries. “I think the sample has been too small,” Bettman said... #tbi washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
3/when asked about the players who died “I would respectfully suggest that, as tragic and as unfortunate as it is, there isn’t even enough circumstantial evidence to draw any conclusions.” Asked whether he had ever spoken to family members of these players washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
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Thread: Follow along with us as @BetsyDeVosED testifies before House @edworkforcedems. @virginiafoxx starts off by mentioning the school shooting at Santa Fe High School, says she hopes DeVos will address it since parents are scared.
Foxx notes that the Constitution does not mention "education" once or any synonym for it.
.@virginiafoxx says many of their constituents believe: "The less from Washington, the better."
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1/ If u have played the game the way I have, this clip is not that difficult to break down. Notice Wilson’s right skate before or at the initial point of contact. It is leaving the ice intentionally, which means he thrusts his body into an upward direction, which is towards the
2/ head of Reese. If we look at the left skate during the point of contact, Wilson is rising up onto his toe, as if he is trying to jump, hence the reason he ended up sitting on the dasher of his own bench after the hit. It is clear that Reese sees Wilson coming but that has very
3/ little to do with the fact that Wilson clearly makes contact with the head/jaw of Reese, in direct result of jumping and thrusting his body in an upward motion. Bc of this, we have a human being who may get the right diagnosis of a #concussion yet will he receive the treatment
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