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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...

2014-01-16 14:06:50

Survivors of traumatic brain injuries are 3 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, often from suicide or fatal injuries, finds an Oxford University-led study Survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are three times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, often from suicide or fatal injuries, finds an Oxford University-led study. A TBI is a blow to the head that leads to a skull fracture, internal bleeding, loss of consciousness for...

2012-09-21 23:00:18

There have recently been some major strides made in understanding what predisposes individuals to developing Alzheimer´s and the findings suggest that head trauma may be one link. The Journal of Neuroscience recently published a study that linked a single occurrence of traumatic brain injury with significantly raising an individual´s chance of having Alzheimer´s. The Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Console & Hollawell believe these findings will greatly benefit...

2011-06-02 12:57:02

An advanced imaging technique has revealed that some U.S. military personnel with mild blast-related traumatic brain injuries have abnormalities in the brain that have not been seen with other types of imaging. The abnormalities were found in the brain's white matter, the wiring system that nerve cells in the brain use to communicate with each other. The study is reported June 2 in The New England Journal of Medicine by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and...

2009-12-07 19:59:37

May set stage for treating brain damage in people Neurology researchers have shown that feeding amino acids to brain-injured animals restores their cognitive abilities and may set the stage for the first effective treatment for cognitive impairments suffered by people with traumatic brain injuries. "We have shown in an animal model that dietary intervention can restore a proper balance of neurochemicals in the injured part of the brain, and simultaneously improves cognitive performance," said...

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2009-04-16 06:17:05

Army officials say the military is over diagnosing mild brain injuries because it is failing to use hard medical evidence and instead relying on soft criteria. Mild brain injuries were once considered an under-recognized problem in returning military troops, but an Army doctor and two other officials are taking aim at Department of Veterans Affairs' rule for treating such veterans and determining disability pay. The study is published in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine. The...

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2009-01-22 15:48:37

Engineers at Purdue and Stanford universities have created stretchable electrodes to study how cardiac muscle cells, neurons and other cells react to mechanical stresses from heart attacks, traumatic brain injuries and other diseases. The devices are made by injecting a liquid alloy made of indium and gallium into thin microchannels between two sheets of a plastic polymer, said Babak Ziaie, a Purdue associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. Cell cultures are grown on top of...

2008-06-25 15:03:08

Traumatic brain injuries due to falls caused nearly 8,000 U.S. deaths and 56,000 hospitalizations in 2005 among people 65 and older, officials said. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, published in the June issue of the Journal of Safety Research, said traumatic brain injuries are caused by a bump or blow to the head. However, they may be missed or misdiagnosed among older adults. Traumatic brain injury often results in long-term cognitive, emotional, and/or functional...


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