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Tag: Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers A Step Closer To Detecting CTE In Living People

Researchers found a way to possibly detect chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE in living individuals. Diagnosing CTE through an experimental PET scan could help patients get early treatment and prevention.

Neuroscience April 11, 2019

Veteran Study Reveals Even Mild Case Of Traumatic Brain Injury May Up Dementia Risk

U.S. veterans who had mild traumatic brain injury have 2.4 times increased risk of developing dementia. Is there a way to reduce dementia risk after a brain injury?

Neuroscience May 13, 2018

One Concussion Could Increase A Person's Chance Of Getting Parkinson's Disease to 56 Percent

A new study has been conducted to show that getting at least one concussion puts the person at risk of getting Parkinson's disease. This neurological disorder affects the central nervous system.

Neuroscience April 20, 2018

Brain Stimulation May Soon Help War Veterans With Memory Problem

An ongoing military project aims to help war veterans dealing with memory loss, especially those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. The Restoring Active Memory project attempts to develop implantable technologies for memory restoration through deep brain stimulation.

Neuroscience February 8, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury May Still Increase Dementia Risk Years After Accident

Traumatic brain injury patients still face a greater risk of dementia decades after the accident. Experts offered advice on how those with TBI can reduce their risk of developing the neurological disorder.

Neuroscience January 31, 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

Concussions May Affect Driving Ability Even After Symptoms Pass: Study

A concussion can affect a patient's driving ability even after the symptoms are gone, according to new research. The next step of the research is to determine exactly when concussion patients can resume driving.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

Antibiotics Effective Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment In Adults But Worsens Cognitive Problems In Children: Study

New research shows the negative implications of an antibiotic used to minimize the effects of traumatic brain injury on newborns and children. While it works on adults, the medicine negatively impacts the brain maturing process in children.

Neuroscience January 13, 2017

Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injury And Related Sleep Problems Occur Hand In Hand: Study

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

Strollers, Carriers Cause 2 Injuries Per Hour In US Children

Strollers and carriers have been deemed safe ways of transporting babies and young children. Unfortunately, they have also been found to be a cause for emergency room visits for children in the United States.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 17, 2016

This New Technology Could Deliver Drugs And Nanoparticles To Brain Injuries

A new technology based on peptides may help doctors deliver drugs to injured brains areas without invasive means. The procedure could assist patients of traumatic brain injuries such as mild concussions.

Medicine June 29, 2016

Texas Woman Returns Home From Jaw Surgery With British Accent: What Causes 'Foreign Accent Syndrome'?

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

Many Children Suffer From Untreated Sports-Related Concussions: Study

The majority of children who suffer concussions from sports or recreational activities go untreated. Findings suggest the need to educate parents, kids and coaches on the importance of timely and appropriate clinical care following the injuries.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2016

US Marine Veteran Becomes First Combat-Wounded Amputee To Reach Summit Of Mount Everest

Charlie Linville, who lost his foot after stepping on an unexploded bomb in Afghanistan in 2011, became the first combat amputee to conquer Mount Everest. He reached the summit of the world's highest mountain on May 19.

Life & Style May 22, 2016

Flies Can Help In Understanding Brain Injuries: Study

Fruit flies may be diminutive in size, but they’ve been helping the scientific community gain a better understanding of many things involving the body for years. Most recently, researchers tapped fruit flies to understand traumatic brain injuries better.

Neuroscience May 13, 2016

Suicide Less Common Among Former NFL Players Than Men In General Population: CDC Study

NFL players are prone to head injury and CTE, which places them at increased risk for depression and self harm. A CDC study, however, finds that suicide is less common among ex-NFL players compared with the general population.

Neuroscience May 12, 2016

Traumatic Brain Injuries May Cause Lasting Sleep Problems

People who suffered from traumatic brain injuries may have long-term sleep problems, a new study has found. Experts found that these people have excessive daytime sleepiness, which they are not aware of.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2016

Two In Five Ex-NFL Players May Have Brain Injuries

More than 40 percent of ex-NFL players showed signs of traumatic brain injury on advanced brain scans. They reported an average of 8.1 concussions throughout their careers.

Life April 12, 2016

Traumatic Brain Injuries May Up Risk Of Losing Health Insurance

Patients of traumatic brain injuries were more likely to lose their health insurance coverage or see changes in it. Since most people get health insurance through their job, changes in coverage emerged mostly due to changes in their employment, such as because of disability.

Life March 11, 2016

Concussion Linked To Increased Suicide Risk Years Later

Ordinary people who suffer even a mild concussion can experience a threefold increase in their likelihood for suicide, according to a new study conducted by researchers in Canada. This suicide risk is raised even further if the head injury is sustained over a weekend.

Life February 9, 2016

Can Medical Marijuana Save Football? Activists Call NFL To Loosen Rules On Cannabis

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

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

Brain Injury And Genetics May Be To Blame For Chronic Boredom

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

Football And Brain Damage: CTE In College Football Player Sheds Light On Brain Disorder

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

Newlywed Wife Refuses To Take Comatose Husband Off Life Support ... And Then He Wakes Up

Despite doctors' recommendation to let him die, Matt Davis wakes up and he and wife Danielle resume their married life together. Doctors had believed traumatic brain injury had meant he would never come out of his coma.

Life April 6, 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

Brain Injury Hormone Treatment not Effective says Study

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

Concussions and Brain Injuries on the Field: Better Communication is Deterrent to Sports Tragedies

As football players face more concussion and traumatic brain injury-related tragedies, physicians, researchers and coaches are trying harder to understand how these can be prevented, or at least reduced. i1 Biometrics, a Seattle-based wearable technology company, introduces a mouth guard that can potentially change the face of football.

Wearable Tech December 3, 2014

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

Concussions are cause for serious concern, no matter what part of the head is hit

Concussions and traumatic brain injuries from sports are incredibly dangerous, especially in high school athletes. A recent study says that where the concussion occurs though, is not as important.

Life August 11, 2014

DARPA grant is funding brain implant research to restore, boost human memory

DARPA will fund the Restoring Active Memory program. Their grants will allow research of a memory restoration device.

Life July 10, 2014

DARPA funds two universities to produce memory-restoring device

DARPA is giving a total of $40 million to UCLA and UPenn researchers to develop an implantable device that will detect memory deficits and fix them.

Life July 10, 2014

Headbangers at heavy metal concerts risk brain bleed

Headbanging by a fan at a Motorhead concert left him with a blood clot on the brain, doctors say. He recovered, but only after needing surgery, they add.

Life July 6, 2014

Traumatic brain injury ups risk of Alzheimer's, early death

Military veterans who experienced severe brain trauma were more likely to develop dementia than those who did not. They are also likely to die earlier than their counterparts who did not experience traumatic brain injuries.

Life June 28, 2014

Brain injury tied to dementia among military vets, reports study

New research suggests that traumatic brain injuries may link to the development of dementia or Alzheimer's late in life. The University of California-San Francisco study looked at nearly 200,000 retired military personnel over a decade.

Life June 26, 2014

Victim of violent attack transforms into math genius: What doctors are saying

Jason Pudgett developed remarkable mathematical abilities after an attack in 2002. But are they here to stay?

Life May 7, 2014

Previous traumatic brain injury linked to nearly half of homeless men: Study

Three studies reveal that being homeless isn't always a personal choice or a result of socio-economic factors. Their researches suggest traumatic brain injury is also a contributing factor to being homeless.

Life April 29, 2014

Football helmet not very effective in reducing brain injury risk

A new study has shown that football helmets do little to reduce the risks of brain injuries during hits to the sides of the head. Experts estimate that football helmets only reduce the risks of injuries from hits to the side of the head by 20 percent.

Life February 18, 2014

Gene therapy may help remove traumatic memories in PTSD patients, MIT researchers say

Researchers have found a new drug that may make the brain better at coping with and overcoming traumatic memories.

Life January 21, 2014

Traumatic brain injury may increase death risk of survivors

People, who were victims of traumatic brain injury, are at a higher risk of dying early from suicide, injuries or assaults, a new study warns.

Life January 16, 2014

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