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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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