Tag: head injury

New Cell Study Could Possibly Prevent Parkinson's Disease Symptoms

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

Head Injuries Can Alter Hundreds Of Genes, Lead To Serious Brain Diseases

Traumatic injuries hurt the brain but now researchers are saying damaging effects extend to altering genes, which then give rise to risks for serious brain diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2017

Concussion, Other Injuries From Youth Soccer Soar In US

Over the last 25 years, the number of youth soccer-related injuries in the United States has skyrocketed, a new study suggests. The statistics reflect the growing popularity of the sport as well as the awareness on the effects of such injuries.

Public Health September 13, 2016

Athletes Double Their Recovery Time When Playing With A Concussion

For love of the game, many athletes will ignore their injuries. This is counterproductive, however, as researchers have found that concussed athletes who keep playing actually recover longer.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 30, 2016

FDA Approves First Cognitive Screening Test For Head Injury Patients

More than 2 million people in the United States are rushed to the emergency room over head injuries. Now, health regulators have approved a screening test that may be helpful in treating head injury patients.

Biotech August 23, 2016

What To Do When Kids, Teens Suffer Concussion From Sports And Recreational Activities

Nearly 2 million children suffer concussions during sports and recreational activities. Of this number, between half a million and 1.2 million cases go untreated.

Neuroscience June 21, 2016

BTrackS Portable Balance Machine Twice As Effective Than Widely Used Balance Test For Concussion

BTrackS is a newly-developed cost-effective balance tracking machine that measures the concussion level of a person. The accuracy rate it provides is twice that of the current device used, namely Balance Error Scoring System.

April 5, 2016

Amateur Football Hits May Cause Later Life Difficulties

A study says that repeated subconcussive hits to the head endured by amateur football players poses significant future health risks. These later-in-life difficulties include depression and cognitive impairments.

Life April 2, 2016

Can Head Injury Cause Dementia? Alzheimer's-Like Brain Plaques Seen In People With Past Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury has been linked to the development of dementia in the past. Now, findings of a new study further supports this link.

Life February 7, 2016

'Miracle Dude': Boogie Boarding Boy Hit By Plane On The Head Survives

A small plane accidentally landed on a 12-year-old boy while he was out by the beach on Fourth of July. The pilot was not hurt, but the boy had to undergo surgery for his head injury. He is recovering 'fantastically.' The plane crash is being further investigated.

Society July 8, 2015

Eye Tracking Technology Could Be Used to Diagnose Concussions Better

A new eye tracking technology can effectively detect the severity of concussions. CT scan of the brain may or may not show the damage to the brain following a head injury.

Life January 30, 2015

Children's Brain Injuries: How Do They Usually Happen?

Study ranks causes of traumatic head injuries in children. Falls found leading cause in younger kids up to age 12; for teens, head injuries happen in assaults, car accidents or sports, researchers say.

Life November 12, 2014

Long Island football player dies from head injury: The dangers of collisions

Tom Cutinella died at 16 years of age after being involved in a collision during a high school football game on Long Island. Experts are debating the role of the sport on head injuries and preventive measures.

Life October 2, 2014

Headbanging is dangerous. Motörhead fan ends up with clot in brain

A heavy metal fan who had been headbanging for years suffered from bleeding in his brain four weeks after attending a Motörhead concert with his son.

Life July 4, 2014

Blood test can weigh risks of head injuries sustained on the sports field

Swedish researchers have developed a blood test that allows them to determine the risks associated with sending a player back onto the field after a head injury. The test looks at proteins present when one sustains a concussion.

Life March 13, 2014

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