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2011-12-19 15:01:38

The tradition of fighting in hockey should be stopped, as research shows that repeated head trauma causes severe and progressive brain damage, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "The tragic story of Sidney Crosby's layoff due to concussions has not been sufficient for society to hang its head in shame and stop violent play immediately," writes Dr. Rajendra Kale, a neurologist and Interim Editor-in-Chief, CMAJ. A growing body of research on both hockey...

2011-12-13 23:07:30

High levels of tau protein in fluid bathing the brain are linked to poor recovery after head trauma, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Fondazione IRCCS Ca Granda-Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan, Italy. “We are particularly interested in finding ways to predict prognosis after traumatic brain injury,” says senior author David L. Brody, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at Washington University. “Right...

2011-12-09 08:00:00

Latest patent covers bilateral hematoma detection and disposable lightguides for patient interface Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 InfraScan, a medical device firm specializing in brain injury diagnostic products, announced today the issuance to it by the US Patent Office of an additional patent that covers the brain hematoma detection technology. The patent for invention number 8,060,189 is for a system and method for detection of hematoma. "This latest patent makes claims in...

2011-12-09 11:56:55

New study looks at potential causes to stroke after football injury Young football players may be at higher risk for stroke, according to a new study released in Journal of Child Neurology (JCN), published by SAGE. Researchers Dr. Jared R. Brosch and Dr. Meredith R. Golomb looked at various case studies of football players in their teens that suffered a stroke and found some potential causes for strokes in young football athletes. Some of those potential risks include:...

2011-12-07 22:14:04

Treating 'brain tsunamis' or 'killer waves' could stop many victims of major head injury from suffering additional brain damage, a study published in Lancet Neurology has found Treating 'brain tsunamis' or 'killer waves' could stop many victims of major head injury from suffering additional brain damage, a study published in Lancet Neurology has found. Scientists have been investigating this phenomenon for decades, with the topic of spreading depolarizations now of keen interest to the...

2011-12-06 23:45:29

Testing athletes for concussions may induce mental fatigue in subjects whether or not they have a head injury, according to Penn State researchers. "Testing for a long period of time can induce fatigue," said Semyon Slobonouv, professor of kinesiology. "But at the same time, fatigue is a symptom of concussion. “¦ How do you rule out fatigue if you get fatigued while taking the test?" A standard way to test patients for concussion is to use an hour-and-a-half to two-hour set...

Soccer 'Headers' Can Lead To Brain Injury
2011-11-29 10:47:17

Soccer players beware: Doctors warn that ℠heading´ too many balls can lead to brain damage. That´s the message in a new study from researchers who persented their research at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to study the effects of soccer ℠heading,´ researchers have found that players who head the ball very frequently have brain abnormalities similar to those found in traumatic brain injury...

2011-11-14 23:11:38

The brain scans of high school football and hockey players showed subtle injury -- even if they did not suffer a concussion — after taking routine hits to the head during the normal course of play, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. The research, reported  online in the journal Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is preliminary, involving a small sample of athletes, but nonetheless raises powerful questions about the consequences of the mildest head injury...


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