Brain Injury

News-Medical: Research: Concussion rates among young football players were higher than previously reported

New research from Seattle Children’s Research Institute and UW Medicine’s Sports Health and Safety Institute found concussion rates among football players ages 5-14 were higher than previously reported, with five out of every 100 youth, or 5%, sustaining a football-related concussion each season. Published in the Journal of Pediatrics, the study summarizes the research team’s […]

Sleep Review: Addressing sleep disorders after traumatic brain injury

Disorders of sleep are some of the most common problems experienced by patients after traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to recognize and treat these problems early to allow for optimal cognitive recovery, but because they are so common, the importance of treating them is often underestimated. A special issue of NeuroRehabilitation focuses on […]

Medical Xpress: Researchers find the cause of and cure for brain injury associated with gut condition

Using a mouse model of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)—a potentially fatal condition that causes a premature infant’s gut to suddenly die—researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have uncovered the molecular causes of the condition and its associated brain injury. The discovery enabled the team to combine efforts with colleagues studying brain inflammation and to identify potential […]

Health Day: Insights into women and stroke risk

You might be surprised to learn that stroke is the number three killer of women. Women and men have many of the same risk factors for stroke, but some — like high blood pressure, migraine with aura, diabetes and stress — tend to be stronger or more common in women. (December 11, 2018) Read the […]

Medical Xpress: A new strategy for brain regeneration after stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of death and chronic disability in adults, causing a heavy social and economic burden worldwide. However, no treatments exist to restore neuronal circuitry after a stroke. While most neurons are generated during embryonic brain development, new neurons continue to be produced in the ventricular-subventricular zone (V-SVZ) of the adult brain. […]

Medical News Today: Statins: Risk of side effects is low, say experts

For most people who take statins to lower cholesterol, the risk of side effects is low compared to the benefits, according to a recent scientific statement. The American Heart Association (AHA) statement applies to those who — according to current guidelines — are at risk of heart attack and ischemic strokes, which are strokes arising […]

Healthline: Infections like flu, UTI can put you at higher risk for heart attack

Unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and smoking cigarettes are all well-known risk factors for cardiovascular disease. So are conditions such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. Now a new study adds to that list. Researchers found that in older adults, infection increased the risk of having a coronary event — such […]

Medical Xpress: Addressing sleep disorders after traumatic brain injury

Disorders of sleep are some of the most common problems experienced by patients after traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to recognize and treat these problems early to allow for optimal cognitive recovery, but because they are so common, the importance of treating them is often underestimated. In this special issue of NeuroRehabilitation scientists […]

News-Medical: Many people at risk of heart disease and stroke have excess abdominal fat

Nearly two-thirds of people who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke have excess fat around the middle of the body (central obesity), according to findings from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) EUROASPIRE V survey.The results of the survey are being presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health […]