Brain Injury

Science Daily: Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of MS in later life

Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in later life. However, there is no association with MS for concussion in younger children. This was reported by a new study, led by Scott Montgomery, Professor at Örebro University in Sweden. The results demonstrate how important it is to protect teenagers from head injuries. […]

Medical Xpress: When the brain’s wiring breaks

Among all the bad things that can happen to the brain when it is severely jolted – in a car accident, for example – one of the most common and worrisome is axon damage. Axons are the long stalks that grow out of the bodies of neurons and carry signals to other neurons. They are […]

Neurology Advisor: Adult ischemic stroke associated with higher childhood BMI

Higher childhood body mass index (BMI) and increases in BMI during childhood are linked to an increased risk of early adult ischemic stroke, according to findings published in JAMA Neurology. Line K. Gjærde, MD, of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues sought to investigate the potential association between childhood BMI and stroke due to […]

News-Medical: E-cigarettes associated with increased blood pressure, heart rate, and arterial stiffness, study reveals

A new study, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, suggests that use of e-cigarettes with nicotine causes arterial stiffness in humans, and has significant consequences leading to risk of heart disease and stroke later in life. Dr Magnus Lundbäck, research leader and clinical registrar at the Danderyd University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden conducted a […]

Consumer Affairs: Female athletes react differently than men when it comes to concussions

Recent reports have suggested that high school female athletes are more prone to concussions, a fact that many experts have been privy to for years. But a new study suggests that they may also experience symptoms differently and take longer to recover from these injuries. Dr. Mayumi Prins, a professor of neurosurgery at UCLA and […]

Reuters: More evidence links exercise to lower stroke risk

Women who consistently get the minimum recommended amount of exercise for a healthy heart may be less likely to have a stroke than their counterparts whose exercise habits shift over time, a recent U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on more than 61,000 women in the California Teachers Study who reported their exercise habits at […]

Medical Xpress: Determining motor deficits more precisely following a stroke

After a stroke, many people are unable to successfully perform basic hand movements in everyday life. The reason are symptoms of hemiparesis resulting from damage to the brain. These very frequently affect fine motor skills. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now paving the way to better diagnosis and more targeted […]

Business Insider: Here’s what happens to your brain when you get a concussion

What happens to your brain when you get a concussion? Concussions are a type of mild traumatic brain injury. A concussion is usually caused by a hard blow to the head. While the blow causes immediate pain on the outside, what happens within is where the real damage can occur. (September 7, 2017) Read the […]

Engadget: Smartphones could someday assess brain injuries

Researchers at the University of Washington are developing a simple way to assess potential concussions and other brain injuries with just a smartphone. The team has developed an app called PupilScreen that uses video and a smartphone’s camera flash to record and calculate how the pupils respond to light. (September 6, 2017) Read the full […]