Brain Injury

Harvard Health: Concussion care for children and adolescents: New recommendations

There has been lots of attention on concussions in youth, especially from sports, over the past few years. It’s good that we are paying more attention to concussions. As the stories of prior National Football League players show us, concussions can lead to lifelong problems. The problem for doctors, parents, and coaches has been that […]

Newsmax: 6 things you can do to prevent a stroke

According to the American Stroke Association 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year, with about three in four being first-time strokes. Stroke is now the No. 5 cause of death in the country. Only about 10 percent of stroke victims recover almost completely while 25 percent recover with minor impairments, 40 […]

The Scientist: Both sides of the brain are active during one-sided arm movement

When you move only your right arm, there’s neural activity in both the left and right sides of the brain, researchers report today (October 8) in The Journal of Neuroscience. Recent animal and human studies have hinted that moving muscle on only one side of the body resulted in neural activity from the same side—or […]

Science Daily: Every cell has a story to tell in brain injury

Traumatic head injury can have widespread effects in the brain, but now scientists can look in real time at how head injury affects thousands of individual cells and genes simultaneously in mice. This approach could lead to precise treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study, reported in Nature Communications, was supported by the National […]

UPI: Amount men sleep may affect risk for stroke, study says

Getting too little or too much sleep can affect stroke risk, depending on a man’s race, researchers say. “These results suggest that short and long sleep duration may have different consequences for people depending on race and sex,” said study author Virginia Howard, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. (October 4, 2018) Read the […]

Reuters: Ice hockey: More women’s brains needed for concussion studies, says Ruggiero

American gold-medal ice hockey player Angela Ruggiero said she hopes her pledge to donate her brain to concussion research would encourage other female athletes to do the same so scientists could gain a fuller picture of the problem.The Hall of Fame defenseman, who retired in 2011 after playing in four Olympics, said medical research into […]

Science Daily: Factors linked to mortality after traumatic brain injury identified

Model system researchers have examined the factors associated with mortality among individuals aged 16 years and older who were more than one year post- traumatic brain injury (TBI). Their article: O’Neil-Pirozzi- T, Ketchum JM, Hammond FM, Phillipus A, Weber E, Dams-O’Connor K. “Physical, cognitive, and psychosocial characteristics associated with mortality in chronic TBI survivors: A […]

Reuters: Yo-yo dieting tied to heart attacks and strokes, even in healthy people

People with fluctuations in their weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar may be more likely to have heart attacks and strokes than those with stable measurements, a Korean study suggests. Obesity and consistently elevated blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar have long been linked to an increased risk of having, and dying from, heart […]

ESPN: Concussions drop in Ivy League following kickoff change

Concussions plunged in Ivy League football after the kickoff line was moved to thwart what might be the game’s most dangerous play, according to a study published Monday. The aim of the 5-yard move was to have more kickoffs land in the end zone and reduce returns. That play is one of the only times […]