Former NFLers call for end to tackle football for kids

Former NFLers Nick Buoniconti, Harry Carson and Phil Villapiano and Boston University researchers called for an end to tackle football for kids younger than 14.

Repeated hits, not concussions, cause CTE, study finds

The neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy can start early and without any signs of concussion, according a study released Thursday.

Questions and Answers About This Year’s Flu Season

The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season.