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Latest Head injury Stories

2013-09-04 16:23:04

Launch up to $10 Million Open Innovation Challenge to find and fund new solutions to enhance protection against brain injury BALTIMORE, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The NFL, Under Armour (NYSE:UA) and GE (NYSE: GE) today launched Head Health Challenge II an open innovation challenge to award up to $10 million for new innovations and materials that can protect the brain from traumatic injury and for new tools for tracking head impacts in real time. The challenge is part of the Head...

2013-08-26 16:23:38

CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With football and soccer seasons here and more than one million youth athletes expected to sustain a concussion this year, head injuries are top of mind for many parents. And, if a child does sustain a concussion, how do parents know when it is safe for kids to return to their sport? (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120118/CG37630LOGO) A recent study shows that almost one-third of concussed athletes are released to play before they are...

2013-08-26 08:26:22

WEST ORANGE, N.J., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the fall sport season kicks off, parents, coaches and trainers are focusing their attention on the safety of their players, but statistics show that injuries on the sidelines -- among cheerleaders -- rank almost as high as those that take place on the field. Cheerleading is the top sport for young female athletes, with more than 500,000 participating in high school programs alone. The sport has changed dramatically from the days of simple...

2013-08-13 12:25:08

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The start of this year's football season brings an increased focus on protecting players at all levels from experiencing a concussion. With the abundance of today's contact and extreme sports there is a lot of news about concussions, however, many of us do not know much about this common injury. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2013-08-07 23:21:00

Brain Sentry’s Goal is to Stop Lives from Being Devastated by Sports-Related Brain Injuries Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Brain Sentry Impact Sensor™, an innovative helmet-mounted device that alerts when an athlete suffers a rapid, and potentially dangerous, acceleration of the head, is now available for purchase by youth sports associations, leagues, teams and parents. The sensor costs approximately $50 per unit with discounts for team/league purchases (order online at...

2013-08-06 23:25:56

The Austin Sports Medicine Doctors at Medicine in Motion advocate for the use of concussion testing before athletes begin their sports seasons in order to establish baseline readings in case head injuries do occur during practice or game play. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Concussions are one of the most common and most difficult sports injuries to manage. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 1.6 million and 3.8 million brain injuries occur in...

2013-07-19 12:23:50

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have developed a new way to measure the cumulative effect of impacts to the head incurred by football players. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111114/DC06171LOGO) The metric, called Risk Weighted Cumulative Exposure (RWE), can capture players' exposure to the risk of concussion over the course of a football season by measuring the frequency and magnitude of all...

2013-06-26 13:53:54

One in five adolescents surveyed in Ontario said they have suffered a traumatic brain injury that left them unconscious for five minutes or required them to be hospitalized overnight, a statistic researchers in Toronto say is much higher than previously thought. Sports such as ice hockey and soccer accounted for more than half the injuries, said Dr. Gabriela Ilie, lead author of the study and a post-doctoral fellow at St. Michael’s Hospital. Traumatic brain injuries, such as...

2013-06-25 23:30:20

The current treatment for concussions involves rest, reducing sensory stimulation to the brain, and treating symptoms as they arise. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP discusses the first breakthrough in the last several decades in the understanding and treatment of concussions. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The incidence of traumatic brain injury (cerebral concussion) has become a public health epidemic worldwide in recent years. In the United States, more than 3 million brain...

2013-06-25 13:30:13

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, Pennsylvania) have categorized the appearance and evolution of abnormalities on neuroimages that represent abusive head trauma (AHT) in infants. The researchers' descriptions of these abnormalities are important for narrowing down the timing of AHT, which can aid police in identifying and excluding potential perpetrators. Appearances of a variety of abusive traumatic injuries on cranial CT...