Latest head trauma Stories

NFL Players At Greater Risk Of Depression Due To Concussions
2013-01-17 11:52:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After several mental health related tragedies involving active and retired professional athletes, there has been a massive public outcry for all sports to take measures to prevent their players from incurring brain-jarring concussions. According to two new studies that were released today by the American Academy of Neurology, the uproar over head trauma may be well justified as the studies´ findings show that National Football...

2011-02-08 13:36:48

2 new studies support a novel approach based on Weizmann Institute scientists' research Much of the devastation of stroke and head trauma is due to damage caused the overproduction of a substance in the brain called glutamate. Preventing this damage has been impossible, until now, as many drugs don't cross the so-called blood-brain barrier, and those that do often don't work as intended. But a method originally devised at the Weizmann Institute of Science may, in the future, offer a way 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...

2009-10-06 07:30:00

According to research presented Monday at the American College of Emergency Physicians' annual meeting in Boston, publicity surrounding the death of actress Natasha Richardson after a head injury triggered a 73% increase in emergency room visits for head trauma. Brian Walsh and colleagues at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey studied a number of patients seen by doctors in 19 urban, suburban, and rural emergency rooms in New York and New Jersey in March 2009.  Over 2,500 of...

2009-09-15 07:36:40

Research provides new guidelines to identify children with mild injuries and reduce radiation exposure from CT A substantial percentage of children who get CT scans after apparently minor head trauma do not need them, and as a result are put at increased risk of cancer due to radiation exposure. After analyzing more than 42,000 children with head trauma, a national research team led by two UC Davis emergency department physicians has developed guidelines for doctors who care for children with...

2009-08-13 09:51:00

ENCINO, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- An increasing number of Attorneys specializing in Traumatic Brain Injury arising out of motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, closed head trauma, and blunt head trauma are becoming aware of the concurrent hormonal deficiencies that impede rehabilitation by their affect on psychological, physiological, and physical functioning. Many are receiving additional training in the area of Interventional Endocrinology to give them the advantage of...

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