Brain Injury

Medical Xpress: Two-thirds of stroke survivors are in exceptionally good mental health

Two-thirds of stroke survivors are in complete mental health despite the impact of their stroke, according to a large, nationally representative Canadian study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. “It is so heartening to learn that the vast majority of stroke survivors are in optimal mental health, indicating […]

News-Medical: Biomarkers identified that could predict the risk of stroke

Researchers have successfully developed two biomarkers that could help predict the risk of a heart condition and stroke. The study titled, “Data-driven discovery and validation of circulating blood-based biomarkers associated with prevalent atrial fibrillation,” was published in the latest issue of the European Heart Journal. (January 7, 2019) Read the full article here

Newsmax: Job woes can increase risk of heart attack, stroke

Losing a job or taking a big pay cut is hard on more than just your checkbook — it might drastically increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or death. A new study finds that people who endure large swings in income over the years are much more likely to develop heart disease […]

Reuters: Stroke survivors in U.S. may be getting less healthy

Stroke survivors are doing better at managing their blood pressure and cholesterol today than a generation ago, but a growing number now have poor eating and exercise habits that carry a risk of repeat strokes, a small U.S. study suggests. To minimize the risk of another stroke, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends seven key […]

U.S. News & World Report: Be alert for concussions in young athletes

With youth winter sports in full swing, it’s important for coaches and parents to know the signs of a concussion, a sports medicine doctor says. “Because concussion can affect thinking, the person who suffered the injury might not realize there is a problem,” said Dr. Kathryn Gloyer, a primary sports medicine physician with Penn State […]

Reuters: Fitness affects stroke risk

Low fitness levels have long been tied to higher risk for heart problems. Now researchers say men’s cardiorespiratory fitness is tied to their risk for stroke as well. Researchers in Norway followed 2,014 middle-aged men for more than 20 years. Those who were unfit for the whole study period, or who started out fit but […]

Third Age: Football-related concussions much more common than thought among kids 5-14

Concussions among football players age 5 to 14 are higher than previously reported. Five out of every 100 kids who were monitored suffered a football-related concussion, according to new research. The study, by investigators from Seattle Children’s Research Institute and University of Washington Medicine’s Sports Health and Safety Institute, was published in the Journal of […]