Brain Injury

Neurology Advisor: Review of factors impacting sport-related concussion headaches

Headaches are the most common acute symptom of a sports-related concussion, and factors, both before and after the concussion, can help identify the best treatment selection. A review of options to facilitate recovery is published in Current Pain and Headache Reports. Headaches post-concussion can impact doctors’ ability to assess the injury and may complicate the […]

Science Daily: Simple test may help predict long-term outcome after stroke

A simple test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will have recovered up to three years later, according to a study published in the October 17, 2018, online issue of Neurology┬«, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.”We found that this test, which takes less than […]

Medical Xpress: Sugar, a ‘sweet’ tool to understand brain injuries

Australian researchers have developed ground-breaking new technology which could prove crucial in treating brain injuries and have multiple other applications, including testing the success of cancer therapies. Associate Professor David Nisbet from The Australian National University (ANU) and Dr. Richard Williams from RMIT have developed a 3-D tool to model brain injury in a laboratory […]

Neurology Advisor: Sleep duration, stroke link varies with race, sex

The association of sleep duration with incident stroke varies by race and sex, according to a study published online Oct. 3 in Neurology. Megan E. Petrov, Ph.D., from the Arizona State University in Phoenix, and colleagues examined the correlation between reported sleep duration and incident stroke among 16,733 black and white adults without history of […]

Health Day: Head blows without concussion may not damage brain, study claims

Young football players who suffer repeated head blows — but not concussions — may not sustain brain damage, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers followed 112 football players, aged 9 to 18, during the 2016 season. “We expected repetitive impacts to correlate with worsening neurocognitive [brain] function, but we found that sub-concussive head […]

Medical Xpress: Concussion researchers study head motion in high school football hits

Three Bay Area high school football teams have been outfitted with mouthguards that measure head motion. Stanford scientists hope to use the data to better understand what causes concussions. Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine are collaborating with football teams at three Bay Area high schools to understand how hits to the head […]

New Atlas: “Brain-expanding” collar found to protect soccer players’ noggins

A couple of years ago, we first heard about a neck band designed to protect athletes from concussions by essentially making their brains bigger. Now, a new study indicates that it does indeed work, protecting wearers against damage caused by smaller hits along with the big ones. Created by a team led by Cincinnati Children’s […]

News-Medical: Study finds 43% drop in stroke rate

Research from the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences has shown that the number of people having strokes has fallen 43% between 2000 and 2015. Stroke is a serious condition that occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are thought to affect 100,000 people per year in the […]

News-Medical: Individuals who walk regularly have reduced risk of severe stroke

Physical activity not only reduces the risk of stroke. Individuals who walk at least 30 minutes a day also have a lower risk of severe stroke, according to a new study in Neurology. “It is remarkable that even light physical activity can have such a clear link to stroke outcomes,” says Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen, professor […]

Medical Xpress: New study finds thalamus wakes the brain during development

Consciousness requires continuous, internally generated activity in the brain. The modulation of this activity is the basis of the electroencephalogram (EEG) and of generation of sleep, dreams, and perception. Achieving such activity is thus an important milestone in normal brain maturation, which occurs around birth. Successful transition to this activity indicates a good prognosis for […]