Brain Injury

Science Daily: A brain injury diagnosed with a single drop of blood

Every year, millions of people are admitted into hospitals for suspected mild traumatic brain injury cases. Today, the only reliable diagnosis is the CT Scan, which is only available in some hospitals and exposes patients to radiation. Researchers have now developed a small device that analyzes the level of proteins in the blood and allows, […]

Medical Xpress: A better way to predict heart attacks and strokes in space

Researchers may have developed a more reliable way to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke in astronauts – and the technique may eventually help gauge the same danger for regular folks on Earth, too. NASA astronauts currently undergo a special screening method that scans coronary arteries for a buildup of calcified plaque. This […]

Medical News Today: Contact sports increase Parkinson’s disease risk

Injuries from playing contact sports, such as rugby, boxing, and martial arts, have been linked to a heightened risk of dementia. A new study now says that contact sports may actually lead to other neurodegenerative diseases, and it explains why. A new study argues that contact sports increase the risk of Lewy body disease, which […]

Medical Xpress: Stent retriever thrombectomy effective for longer window after stroke

A new study shows promising real-world outcomes for patients receiving a stent retriever thrombectomy six hours after they experience an acute ischemic stroke (AIS). The study was presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s (SNIS) 15th Annual Meeting.Real-World Stent Retriever Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke Beyond 6 Hours of Onset: Analysis of the Combined […]

Reuters: ADHD tied to increased concussion risk for kids

Children, teens and young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more than four times more likely to sustain traumatic brain injuries than other youth, a Taiwanese study suggests. Researchers examined national health insurance data on more than 72,000 youth with ADHD who ranged in age from 3 to 29 years, as well […]

Science News: Lowering blood pressure may help the brain

Keeping a tight lid on blood pressure isn’t just good for the heart. It may also help the brain. People given intensive drug treatment for high blood pressure were less likely to develop an early form of memory loss, according to preliminary results from a major clinical trial. This approach reduced the rate of early […]

Cardiology Advisor: WTC-Related PTSD may up risk for stroke, MI in clean-up crew

World Trade Center-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a risk factor for myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke among workers involved in cleaning up the debris, according to a study published in the June issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Molly Remch, from City University of New York in New York City, and colleagues examined […]