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2014-07-17 16:19:48

American Academy of Neurology Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage and thinking and memory problems, according to a study published in the July 16, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, 44 people with a mild traumatic brain injury and nine people with a moderate traumatic brain injury were compared to 33 people with no brain injury. All of the participants took tests of their thinking and memory...

2014-07-16 08:29:14

--Interim Results Show NUEDEXTA Provides Meaningful Reduction of PBA Episodes and is Generally Well Tolerated in Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia Population-- ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced interim data from the phase IV PRISM II study showing that treatment with NUEDEXTA(®) substantially reduced symptoms of pseudobulbar affect (PBA) in patients with Alzheimer's disease/dementia. PBA is a distressing neurologic...

2014-07-13 23:01:59

Athletes with a certain genetic make-up are prone to a longer recovery period from concussions, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. The research marks the first of its kind investigating a genetic association to concussion based on the known physical events that occur after a head injury. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Athletes with a certain genetic make-up are prone to a longer recovery period from...

2014-07-10 09:44:40

American Academy of Neurology Position statement released as AAN hosts first Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the largest professional association of neurologists and a leading authority on sports concussion, is releasing a new position paper that states doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports concussion and clear them to play only when the athlete is medically ready, standing firm against objections...

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2014-07-05 04:42:18

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It's official: English heavy metal rock band Motorhead has been declared one of the most hardcore rock and roll acts on Earth according to neurosurgical researcher Dr. Ariyan Pirayesh Islamian of Germany's Hannover Medical School. The connection between Dr. Islamian's expertise in hard rock and neurosurgical research might not at first be evident. But it was a fateful visit by a 50-year-old patient in January 2013 that began to tie...

2014-07-03 16:22:21

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care, a service of Righttime Medical Care, is hosting a series of free informational workshops to raise the level of public knowledge about concussions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140204/PH58878LOGO Concussions, also called mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI), occur when there is a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body that results in the brain being jostled inside the skull. Many...

2014-06-26 23:09:30

Arena Football League partners with Brain Sentry to help its coaches and trainers identify players who should be assessed for possible concussion. Announcement made in conjunction with National Athletic Trainer's Association annual meeting. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The Arena Football League (AFL), in partnership with Brain Sentry, today became the first professional sports league to require helmet-mounted sensors. The announcement was made by AFL Commissioner, Jerry B....

2014-06-18 08:27:18

Adding to their already announced Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) Football Certification BOSTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GForceTracker (GFT) is pleased to announce that they are the first sensor company to be Hit Count® Certified for Hockey and Lacrosse by the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI). The SLI is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by Dr. Robert Cantu and Christopher Nowinski to "solve the concussion crisis" by advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of the...

2014-06-10 23:00:39

Tens of millions of dollars have been devoted to fund a comprehensive study on concussions by the NFL, Steve Tisch, owner of the New York Giants, the NCAA and the US Department of Defense. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Brain injuries in youth sports have been on the rise in recent years, alarming many parents about the lifelong effects of concussions. The number of brain injuries linked to American youth increased 62 percent between the years of 2001 and 2009, with reported incidents...

2014-06-02 12:27:18

President Obama emphasizes need to provide parents, coaches, clinicians and young athletes tools to identify and respond to concussions OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Devick, O.D., CEO and founder of King-Devick Test, LLC joined the nation's top concussion experts at the first-ever White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit in Washington, D.C. "We want our kids participating in sports," President Barack Obama said at the Summit. "As...


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