can head trauma cause ALS

A small study has proposed that head injuries can cause an ALS-like disease, but MDA advisers say the evidence is insufficient

Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 14:06, By: Margaret Wahl
A new study has claimed professional athletes who have sustained repeated head injuries and developed what's known as "chronic traumatic encephalopathy" (CTE) may also be at higher-than-average risk for developing a motor neuron disease that resembles amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or is a...