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2011-03-28 15:10:00

ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four stakeholders committed to the quest of reducing the incidence of sports-related concussions announced today the formation of a cooperative to bring inter-disciplinary collaboration to concussion research and testing. The announcement of the National Sports Concussion Cooperative (NSCC) was made by the group's four founding entities: the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Matthew Gfeller Foundation, the University of North...

2011-03-24 08:00:00

ATLANTA, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the lead agency on traumatic brain injury for Georgia, the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission is joining the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation to host two town hall meetings as part of their 40+ state national tour to raise awareness about pediatric brain injury and to promote the sharing of ideas to help states develop comprehensive systems of care for children. On Tuesday, April 5, 2011 from 7:30-9:30 p.m., brain injury...

2011-03-21 11:23:00

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A bipartisan bill aimed at decreasing the concussion rate in youth and high school football players by improving helmet safety was introduced to Congress on Wednesday, in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Day. Senator Tom Udall (D--NM) and Congressman Bill Pascrell (D--NJ) sponsored the bill, which would give companies that make football helmets for youth and high school athletes nine months to improve helmet safety standards. If they fail to...

2011-03-08 00:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainScope Company, Inc. announced today that it is preparing for the introduction of the Ahead(TM) EU-100, a product in development to aid in the assessment of head injury, in the United Kingdom. This product has the potential to represent a significant advancement in the early identification and assessment of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) (including its milder forms commonly referred to as "concussion"). This announcement...

2011-03-06 00:02:31

Too often, pedestrians fail to seek treatment or pursue their legal rights after suffering severe head and brain injuries in a slip-and-fall accident, New York City attorney David Resnick says. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 04, 2011 New York City personal injury lawyer David Resnick says Brain Injury Awareness Month in March should serve as a valuable reminder to pedestrians of the need to seek medical treatment and legal redress if they are injured in a slip and fall. "Many people who...

2011-03-02 20:41:41

The risk and nature of injury in the sport of boxing has generated a great deal of controversy in the medical community, especially in relation to youth boxing. A new study, conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, examined boxing injuries among participants 6 years of age and older from 1990 to 2008. During the 19-year study period, an average of 8,700 boxing injuries were treated in United States...

2011-02-11 21:05:40

Editorial: The protective effects of helmets in skiers and snowboarders In a bid to decrease brain injuries from skiing and snowboarding accidents, experts in an editorial published on bmj.com today are calling for more public awareness to promote ski helmets. Dr Gerhard Ruedl and colleagues from the Department of Sport Science at the University of Innsbruck in Austria say there is convincing evidence that ski helmets protect against head injury. They argue that one way to increase helmet use...

2011-02-04 07:27:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- According to IBIA (International Brain Injury Association), one million Americans are treated and released from hospital emergency departments as a result of traumatic head injury each year.  What's more, a recently published article finds that a head injury can blight the chances of survival up to 13 years after that event.  This is quite serious for the one million Americans admitted for this injury. The article also brings up that injury severity seems to...

2011-02-03 01:30:17

A simple test performed at the sideline of sporting events can accurately detect concussions in athletes, according to study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Current sideline tests can leave a wide amount a brain function untested following concussion. Penn researchers showed that this simple test was superior to current methods and accurately and reliably identified athletes with head trauma. The study appears online now in Neurology. The one-minute test...

2011-02-01 12:48:25

Death after head injury: the 13 year outcome of a case control study A head injury can blight the chances of survival up to 13 years after the event, especially among younger adults, finds research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Injury severity seems to make little difference over the longer term, the findings show. The research team tracked over 2,000 people, 757 of whom had sustained a head injury that required admission to one of five hospitals in...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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