Brain Injury

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

CBC: A primer on strokes and the warning signs to watch for

The lives of many Canadians are touched by stroke each year. According to the Ontario Stroke Network, strokes are the leading cause of adult disability in Canada and the third leading cause of death. In the course of a year, about 50 000 strokes occur all over the country, which means one stroke every ten […]

WBUR: Brain cells thought long dead after stroke might just be dormant

Doctors involved in a study using adult stem cells to treat stroke patients were shocked at how successful the therapy was in some cases. While patients generally show very little improvement after six months, a few regained movement and speech years later. Here & Now’s Robin Young talks with Dr. Gary Steinberg, professor and chair […]