Brain Injury

Medical Xpress: Half of people aged 40-54 have hardened arteries: study

Half of middle-aged people who are normal weight and don’t smoke or have diabetes may have clogged arteries, researchers said Thursday, urging stronger measures to lower cholesterol. A high level of so-called “bad cholesterol,” or LDL-C, is the main reason why apparently healthy individuals suffer heart attacks or strokes in middle age, said the report […]

The Health Site: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause gut dysfunction

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause gut dysfunction, which then has the potential to worsen the original brain injury, says a new study. “These results indicate strong two-way interactions between the brain and the gut that may help explain the increased incidence of systemic infections after brain trauma and allow new treatment approaches,” said lead […]

Health Imaging: Female college athletes experience higher rate of concussion over 15-year period

The discussion about head injuries and their lasting effects has mainly involved contact sports, with many cases involving retired professional football players. But in addition to these older men, college-aged women are experiencing concussions at a higher rate than their male counterparts. A study—published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy […]

Newsweek: Weird brain-body link connects head injuries with deadly gut infections

Traumatic brain injury affects an estimated 1.7 million people in the U.S. every year, and has gained publicity due to the high numbers of football players and ex-football players included in that number. As scientists learn more about TBI, a strange facet of the condition has been found in mice: researchers from the University of […]

Medical News Today: What is a epidural hematoma?

Head injuries require immediate medical attention. In some cases, a person can develop internal bleeding around the brain called an epidural hematoma. If left untreated, an epidural hematoma can be life-threatening. It is important that a person who suffers a head injury knows of this possible complication and the signs to look for. (December 7, […]

Reliawire: High-fat ‘binge-eating’ worsens stroke outcome

It is well known that obesity and a poor diet leads to an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease, but the effect of acute changes in diet remain largely unknown. A research group from the University of Manchester have established that high-fat ‘binge-eating’ can significantly worsen the damage caused by stroke. The group fed […]

Medical News Today: What is an intracerebral hemorrhage?

Intracerebral hemorrhage happens when blood suddenly leaks in the brain, causing damage to the brain tissue. An intracerebral hemorrhage is a potentially life-threatening emergency, requiring immediate medical attention. (December 6, 2017) Read the full article here

Medical Xpress: When contact sports cause concussion injuries, who comes out ahead?

Concussions are common injuries among contact sport athletes. While most athletes experience full recovery within a few weeks and can return to their sport, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, female athletes tend to experience a higher concussion injury rate than male […]

Popular Science: Do ADHD and dyslexia make athletes more likely to get concussions?

Risk factors for concussion are plentiful—playing soccer, playing football, having a prior concussion, being female. In an addition to the scientific to-do list, a new report is calling for researchers and to pay attention to something else that seems to make concussions more likely: learning disabilities. (December 4, 2017) Read the full article here