Latest Head injury Stories

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...

2011-11-08 10:36:24

A new study found that spinal bleeding is found often in young children who are victims of abusive trauma. The findings support performing complete spine imaging for children undergoing brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for moderate or severe traumatic brain injury and suggest a pathway for distinguishing between abusive and accidental injury. The study is published online in the journal Radiology. According to the researchers, abusive head trauma is the leading cause of significant...

2011-11-04 23:16:41

Results demonstrate need for new testing standards, greater focus on youth helmets Old-fashioned "leatherhead" football helmets from the early 1900s are often as effective as — and sometimes better than — modern football helmets at protecting against injuries during routine, game-like collisions, according to Cleveland Clinic researchers. The study — published online Nov. 4 by the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine — compared head injury risks of two early 20th...

2011-10-17 10:27:08

White children are far more likely to receive cranial computed tomography (CT) scans in an emergency department following minor head trauma than are African-American or Hispanic children, a study by researchers at UC Davis has found. The study findings do not indicate that CT scans are underused in treating African-American and Hispanic children, the researchers said. Rather, they suggest that white children may receive too many CT scans -- and for that reason may be exposed to unnecessary...

2011-10-16 21:46:56

In new research, 30 percent of children hospitalized following a sledding injury suffered significant head injuries, and 10 percent of these children had a permanent disability. The research, presented Saturday, Oct. 15, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) in Boston, supports the need for helmet use and other safety precautions to prevent traumatic sledding injuries. Researchers reviewed data on children younger than 18 who were hospitalized...

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