Latest Head injury Stories

2013-06-25 13:17:38

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Chicago have found that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to demonstrate a moderate disability after sustaining a mild traumatic brain injury than children without ADHD. Detailed findings of this phenomenon are reported and discussed in "The impact of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on recovery from mild traumatic brain injury. Clinical...

2013-06-18 19:25:56

Scientists are scrambling to gather data for the FDA to support the need for a blood test to diagnose brain injury in the United States. The University of Rochester Medical Center just added significant evidence by reporting in the Journal of Neurotrauma that it might be clinically useful to measure two brain biomarkers instead of one. Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at URMC, believes he's the first to show that measuring a combination of two...

Study Proves Bicycle Helmets Work
2013-06-13 19:44:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An Australian study reported in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention discovered what most of us already assumed – bicycle helmets help protect your head. Scientists determined that helmets certified to meet Australia's national standard significantly reduced head, skull and brain injuries. They found crashing without a helmet exposes the head to acceleration and forces up to 9.5 times greater than with a helmet and...

Children Suffering Second Concussion In Year Have Longer Recovery Time
2013-06-10 18:15:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal Pediatrics say a child who has had more than one concussion could have a prolonged recovery. The team said that kids who experienced a second concussion within a year of the first head injury suffered symptoms nearly three times longer than a child with a concussion that was spaced over a year prior. They studied 280 patients between the ages of 11 and 22 with a mean age of 14 who were treated...

Brain Trauma Diagnostics Transformed Using Wireless Signals
2013-05-15 08:15:36

University of California, Berkeley New technology developed at the University of California, Berkeley, is using wireless signals to provide real-time, non-invasive diagnoses of brain swelling or bleeding. The device analyzes data from low energy electromagnetic waves that are similar to those used to transmit radio and mobile signals. The technology, described in the May 14 issue of the journal PLOS ONE, could potentially become a cost-effective tool for medical diagnostics and to...

2013-04-26 23:02:26

In recent months, sports-related brain injuries have made headlines nationwide, in part because of concerning new information regarding the long-term severity of head injuries. In his latest article, “Cutting off Your Nose to Protect Your Head: Banning Sports Is Not the Only Answer to Preventing Brain Injuries,” attorney Richard P. Console, Jr., urges researchers and the sports industry to consider other ways to prevent or reduce the amount of sports-related brain injuries rather...

2013-04-18 14:00:48

Newspapers are paying more attention to the severity and long-term impact of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries in ice hockey than they did 25 years ago, a new study has found. They´re also writing more stories about the need to act against aggression, especially at youth levels, and reporting about concussions suffered by a wide range of players, not just stars. However, newspapers are still reporting that head injuries “are just part of the game” and that...

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