Latest head injuries Stories

2010-10-15 09:07:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- There has been increasing attention paid lately to the topic of concussions. As more tragedies are examined and possible links to concussions found, our knowledge of a once seemingly understood medical occurrence continues to evolve. As this happens, there is a reassessment of common practices, including those in an often cited culprit of concussions--the beloved American sport of football. (Logo:...

2010-02-17 13:55:00

Too many skiers, snowboarders and resorts are putting fashion before safety TORONTO, On -- While the world's best skiers and snowboarders at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games compete with helmets on, many other skiers and snowboarders are choosing to forego this important piece of safety equipment. In fact, many skiers and snowboarders place fashion before safety, according to a commentary by a St. Michael's Hospital neurosurgeon published in the Journal of the American Medical...

2010-02-01 13:35:00

Helmets reduce the risk of head injury among skiers and snowboarders by 35% with no evidence of an increased risk of neck injury, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Some suggest that helmets may increase the risk of neck injury in a crash or fall, particularly in children because of their greater head to body ratio. Skiing and snowboarding are popular winter activities. Estimates from numerous countries indicate that head injuries account for up to 19% and neck...

2009-11-06 13:48:56

Study finds brain changes, more severe depression in political detainees experiencing head injury Depression and other emotional symptoms in survivors of torture and other traumatic experiences may be exacerbated by the effects of head injuries, according to a study from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT), based in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Psychiatry. In the November 2009 Archives of General Psychiatry, the researchers report finding structural changes...

2009-10-31 08:20:00

Some studies suggest that head injuries can set up professional football players for later mental problems. Now congressmen and experts want to know more about injuries to high school players. NFL concussions were the focus of a hearing in Washington this week. Some experts estimate as many as 1 in 10 high school football players get a concussion every year, but little is known about the long-term medical risks. According to an Associated Press report, Jarek Dombrowski was sent home from...

2006-02-21 16:05:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wearing a helmet while skiing, as many competitive alpine skiers and snowboarders are required to do, could reduce injuries among recreational skiers, Norwegian researchers said on Tuesday. Head injuries are the most common cause of death among skiers and snowboarders, yet most ski resorts do not require helmets, according to a study from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo. About one-third of U.S. skiers and snowboarders wear helmets on the slopes, according to...

2005-10-28 13:54:12

Researchers at The University of Manchester and Hope Hospital in Salford have discovered that head injury patients not treated in specialist brain surgery centres are at significantly greater risk of dying from their injuries. In a study published today (28 October) in The Lancet which analysed 1989 "“ 2003 data from the national Trauma Audit and Research Network database, the team compared the death-rates of patients with head injuries with those of other types of emergency patients...

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