Category Archives: Brain Injury

Youth hockey brain imaging study suggests early marker for concussion damage

James Hudziak, M.D., has two children who love ice hockey. His son skates for his college team and one of his daughters plays in high school. As a pediatric neuropsychiatrist and director of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and … Continue reading

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Boys and girls who’ve had a traumatic brain injury differ in rates of harmful behavior

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2014 – Teenagers who said they had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime, especially girls, also reported significantly higher rates of harmful behavior, according to new research. The study looked at 13 harmful health behaviours –such … Continue reading

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How the woodpecker avoids brain injury despite high-speed impacts

Designing structures and devices that protect the body from shock and vibrations during high-velocity impacts is a universal challenge. Scientists and engineers focusing on this challenge might make advances by studying the unique morphology of the woodpecker, whose body functions … Continue reading

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Forty Per Cent of Female Prisoners Enter Correctional System with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Newswise — TORONTO, July 17, 2014 – A study published today found that almost 40 per cent of Ontario female prisoners have a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Unlike the men participating in the study, half of these women … Continue reading

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Running, combined with visual experience, could restore brain function

In a new study by UC San Francisco scientists, running, when accompanied by visual stimuli, restored brain function to normal levels in mice that had been deprived of visual experience in early life. In addition to suggesting a novel therapeutic … Continue reading

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Concussions may cause lingering mental anguish

(Reuters Health) - Youths who suffer concussions may continue to have emotional problems after their physical symptoms wane, a new study suggests. “The physical symptoms tend to start early and fade with time, while the emotional symptoms frequently have a … Continue reading

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Crucial decisions often taken with poor guidance

People who have limited mental capacity need better help with making decisions according to a clinical psychologist at Lancaster University. Dr Stephen Weatherhead says the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act by health and social care professionals is often inadequate. … Continue reading

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People with more education may recover better from traumatic brain injury

MINNEAPOLIS – People with more years of education may be better able to recover from a traumatic brain injury, according to a study published in the April 23, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy … Continue reading

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MIxed martial arts head-injury risk is high: study

(Reuters Health) - The rate of serious head injuries among professional mixed martial arts competitors is potentially twice that of professional football players, according to U.S. researchers. With the sport growing in popularity, especially among youth, new rules may be … Continue reading

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Mild head injuries linked to risk of death years later

(Reuters Health) - Adults hospitalized with mild head injuries have almost double the risk of dying in the next 15 years compared to similar people with no history of head injury, according to a new UK study. It’s not clear … Continue reading

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Blasts may cause brain injury even without symptoms

DURHAM, N.C. — Veterans exposed to explosions who do not report symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) may still have damage to the brain’s white matter comparable to veterans with TBI, according to researchers at Duke Medicine and the U.S. … Continue reading

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Head injury increases suicide risk

[PRESS RELEASE 16/1/2014] Survivors of traumatic brain injury are three times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, often from suicide or fatal injuries, finds a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Oxford. Concussion, … Continue reading

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Dietary amino acids relieve sleep problems after traumatic brain injury in animals

PHILADELPHIA — A new study suggests a potential dietary treatment - a cocktail of key amino acids that improved sleep disturbances caused by brain injuries in mice - for millions of people affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI)—a condition that … Continue reading

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