Latest traumatic brain injury Stories

2013-12-27 23:04:16

ANS discusses how to identify and treat winter sports injuries like concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Morristown,NJ (PRWEB) December 27, 2013 As the winter season begins, kids are enjoying their favorite extracurricular activities, including winter team sports. Sports like skiing, hockey, snowboarding and even ice skating can result in injury if safety guidelines are not followed. Last year, over one million children visited a hospital emergency room with a sports-related injury,...

Concussions Linked To Alzheimers
2013-12-27 14:53:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past few years, neurologists have been increasingly looking into the impact that repeated concussions have on the long-term health of the brain, and a new study published on Thursday in the journal Neurology has found a lengthy concussion history involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may lead to the accumulation of Alzheimer's-associated plaques in the brain. "Interestingly, in people with a history of...

NFL NIH Study Traumatic Brain Injury
2013-12-20 14:43:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Increased awareness of the long-term effects of concussions is causing changes at all levels of contact sports, and with this increased awareness in mind, the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) has announced a partnership with USA Football to increase player safety by endorsing USA Football’s Heads Up Football program. The endorsement comes after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Football...

Amino Acids May Correct Sleep Issues Due To Traumatic Brain Injury
2013-12-12 07:34:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research appearing in the journal Science Translational Medicine has found that amino acids can help correct sleep disturbances in mice suffering from traumatic brain injuries. In the study, experts from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the Oregon Health and Science University report that these organic compounds could potentially be used as a dietary...

Scientists Film Early Concussion Damage And Describe Brain's Response To Injury
2013-12-09 13:29:47

[ Watch the Video: Concussion Secrets Unveiled with Dr. Dorian McGavern ] NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke There is more than meets the eye following even a mild traumatic brain injury. While the brain may appear to be intact, new findings reported in Nature suggest that the brain's protective coverings may feel the brunt of the impact. Using a newly developed mouse trauma model, senior author Dorian McGavern, Ph.D., scientist at the National...

2013-12-02 23:00:42

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) released a statement today calling the National Football League (NFL) settlement with players a “bandaid for traumatic brain injury (TBI).” Questioning the fairness of “secret settlements,” BIAA is calling on the NFL to release the details of the settlement. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) released a statement today calling the National Football League (NFL) settlement with players a...

2013-12-02 10:02:09

Using a special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), researchers have found that soldiers who suffered mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) induced by blast exposure exhibit long-term brain differences, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Recent wars have resulted in veterans with an exposure rate of approximately 20 percent to blast-induced MTBI, or trauma resulting from mortar fire and improvised...

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