Munira Abdulla sustained serious brain injury protecting her son during a 1991 car accident. She was left in coma but miraculously woke up, calling her son's name in 2018, 27 years after the incident.
Feature | Health April 24, 2019
A mom’s Facebook post warning about a rare condition caused by a single mosquito bite had now gone viral on the internet. Her 6-year-old son had suffered brain swelling and seizures due to a disease identified as La Crosse Encephalitis.
Public Health August 14, 2018
Doctors could now potentially alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as poor balance and muscle rigidity. Researchers discovered the significant loss of calcium at beginning stages of the disease, hence the need to stop calcium loss.
Neuroscience April 24, 2018
Could high-pitched sounds be the reason behind neurological symptoms suffered by U.S. Embassy personnel in Havana? American scientists believe they could be the result of exposure to a non-natural source.
Feature | Health February 16, 2018
US government personnel assigned in Havana, Cuba experienced symptoms similar to that of brain dysfunction associated with concussions. Some started to feel ill within 24 hours after they arrived.
Neuroscience February 15, 2018
Researchers in Canada have discovered that another factor may be very important in the recovery process of people suffering from traumatic brain injuries – sleep. Their study shows a very clear connection between a patient's sleep cycles and the recovery of brain functions.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 25, 2016
A group of researchers have found a simple blood-profiling test to detect concussion in young athletes. The blood test helps to identify mild brain injury with more than 90 percent accuracy, reports the study.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 9, 2016
A new study has revealed that playing football for one season can affect a child's brain development. Researchers have found that cumulative hits lead to a change in the brain's white matter, a development associated with brain abnormalities.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 25, 2016
Lisa Alamia, who was born and raised in Texas, started to speak with British accent after she underwent a jaw surgery six months ago. What causes her condition known as foreign accent syndrome?
Neuroscience June 24, 2016
A new compression collar designed specifically to protect athletes from head-to-head collision has been found to be effective in reducing devastating impact. The wearable collar is a 'game-changer' in helping athletes.
Public Health June 16, 2016
A common test can determine the awareness indication and chances of waking up among comatose patients. The test, which measures the level of the brain’s sugar metabolism, provides hope for families going through a tough time.
Neuroscience May 29, 2016
As more players succumb to excruciating illnesses due to injury, medical marijuana advocates are urging the NFL to loosen its rules on cannabis use. Previous studies have revealed the potential benefits of medical marijuana for treatment.
Life February 8, 2016
Scientists are discovering significant differences between the boredom levels of people who have endured brain injuries, and people who have not.
Life January 21, 2016
To the horror of conspiracy bloggers everywhere, a team of scientists has developed smarter brain implants that dissolve within a few days of implantation.
Life January 21, 2016
Researchers in Boston looked into the case of a 25-year-old former football player who died in 2013 and was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The young man's case may bring new information about this severe brain disorder.
Life January 5, 2016
Scientists in California were able to tinker with the consciousness of rats, making them wake up or fall back into sleep by directing laser pulses on their thalamus. Their findings may possibly help treat patients with traumatic brain injury.
Life December 19, 2015
Young athletes who suffered from a concussion may experience reduced cerebral blood flow even after the symptoms of the injury subside, a new study revealed. Researchers said the recovery goes beyond the manifestation of clinical symptoms.
Sports December 1, 2015
The U.S. States Soccer Federation endorses new rules and regulations on youth soccer following a lawsuit in 2014 regarding the increasing number of head injuries. The policy states that kids younger than 10 years old are not allowed to perform heading during practices and games.
Life November 13, 2015
Progesterone held promise but results didn’t turn out quite as expected during the clinical trial, with the hormone performing no better than placebo during treatment.
Life December 11, 2014
Older adults are at a higher risk for many conditions. Falling and incurring brain injury, though, brings about an increased risk for dementia, according to a study.
Life October 29, 2014
Brain injury often suffered by soldiers in combat can be reduced using new class of compounds, researchers say. Traumatic brain injury from explosions can be reduced or blocked, they say.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 12, 2014
Football can still affect the brains of athletes who do not have a history of concussion as football players were found to have smaller hippocampus, the part of the brain involved in memory and emotion, than non-players.
Life May 14, 2014
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