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2014-04-17 09:49:59

Six months off may not be long enough for the brains of football players to completely heal after a single season, putting them at even greater risk of head injury the next season. "I don't want to be an alarmist, but this is something to be concerned about," said Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and lead author of the study, published in PLOS ONE. "At this point we don't know the...

2014-04-17 08:26:54

New Book by World-Renowned Neuroradiologist Discusses How Lessons Learned from the Battlefield Can be Applied to the U.S. Home Front SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Alisa Gean, a world-renowned neuroradiologist and expert on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), will launch her latest book tomorrow, BRAIN INJURY: Applications from War and Terrorism, published by Wolters Kluwer's Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. The book is a culmination of more than 25 years of...

2014-04-16 10:15:34

They are also more likely to have been bullied Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied and engaging in a variety of high risk behaviors, a new study has found. They are also more likely to become bullies themselves, to have sought counseling through a crisis help-line or to have been prescribed medication for anxiety, depression or both, said Dr. Gabriela Ilie, lead author of the...

2014-04-16 08:34:35

NSI-566 to be Tested in Patients with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury ROCKVILLE, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the Institutional Review Board of the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine has approved the Phase I safety trial to treat chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI) with its NSI-566 stem cells. The NSI-566/cSCI Phase I trial will enroll patients with thoracic spinal cord injuries (T2-T12) who have an American Spinal...

2014-04-15 23:13:20

Dr. Martha Pyron of Medicine in Motion talks about the dangers of concussions in youth and the related steps to ensure children’s safety and long-term well-being. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Since April is Youth Sports Safety Month, the Austin sports medicine doctors at Medicine in Motion want to highlight the importance of concussion awareness. Newsfeeds are regularly flooded with stories of brain injuries in athletes of all ages and all levels. Given their common nature and...

2014-04-14 23:11:52

Brain State Technologies announces the presentation of results from a case series of 21 individuals with persisting symptoms following traumatic brain injury. Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Brain State Technologies announced today the presentation of results from a case series of 21 individuals with persisting symptoms following traumatic brain injury who enrolled in an open label research study using High-resolution, relational, resonance-based, electroencephalic mirroring...

2014-04-14 23:00:11

Researchers using information provided by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique have identified regional white matter damage in the brains of people who experience chronic dizziness and other symptoms after concussion. The results of this research are published online, April 15, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Researchers using information provided by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique have identified regional white matter damage in the...

2014-04-13 23:02:48

South Carolina Car Accident Lawyer S. Randall Hood of McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, weighs in on a recent article about the impact of traumatic brain injuries in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month in March. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 The Brain Injury Association of America declared March as Brain Injury Awareness Month, a topic that deserves attention due to the long-term impact of such serious injuries, according to South Carolina personal injury lawyer S. Randall...

2014-04-10 12:37:56

Study also suggests potential treatment New research has found that a child's relationships may be a hidden casualty long after a head injury. Neuroscientists at Brigham Young University studied a group of children three years after each had suffered a traumatic brain injury – most commonly from car accidents. The researchers found that lingering injury in a specific region of the brain predicted the health of the children's social lives. "The thing that's hardest about brain...

2014-04-09 23:28:49

According to Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. Dan DaSilva, more education is needed in understanding the dangers of concussions, and especially, repeated concussion, in children and adolescents. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 While the number of children and adolescents treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, has increased dramatically over the last ten years, the increase isn't necessarily bad news....