brain injury

A vital step for childhood stroke
A vital step for childhood stroke (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Stroke Foundation has welcomed and endorsed Australia’s first clinical guidelines for children with stroke, saying the guidelines were a vital step forward in recognising and treating some of the disease’s youngest sufferers. The guidelines, developed by doctors from the ... Read More »

Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis in later life
Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis in later life (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

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. ... Read More »

Call for children to wear helmets around horses
Call for children to wear helmets around horses (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study has recommended helmets should always be worn by children not only when riding horses but also when around horses, to reduce the risk of head injuries. The research conducted by The University of Queensland’s Centre for Children’s Burns and ... Read More »

Young players can benefit from head trauma education
Young players can benefit from head trauma education (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A team from The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research is investigating the short-term links between head trauma and depression in young football players, in the hope of developing avenues for self-reflection and education about this issue ... Read More »

Preventing sports-related brain injury in youngsters
Preventing sports-related brain injury in youngsters (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Ice hockey accounts for nearly half of all traumatic brain injuries among children and youth participating in organized sports who required a trip to an emergency department in Canada, according to a new study out of St. Michael’s Hospital. The ... Read More »

Single concussion may cause lasting brain damage
Single concussion may cause lasting brain damage (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A single concussion may cause lasting structural damage to the brain, according to a new study. “This is the first study that shows brain areas undergo measureable volume loss after concussion,” said Yvonne W. Lui, M.D., Neuroradiology section chief and ... Read More »

No good evidence that mouthguards and helmets ward off concussion
No good evidence that mouthguards and helmets ward off concussion (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Mouthguards and helmets can help ward off other serious head and facial injuries, but there is no good evidence that they can help prevent concussion, and paradoxically, they may even encourage players to take greater risks. But that is precisely ... Read More »

Brain injuries after preterm birth
Brain injuries after preterm birth (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a study to be presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s annual meeting in San Francisco, researchers will report that variation in a gene involved in inflammation is associated with developmental problems after preterm birth in females, but not ... Read More »

Water tubing-related injuries up 250 percent
Water tubing-related injuries up 250 percent (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Water tubing, a recreational activity in which participants ride an inner tube which is pulled behind a boat by a tow rope, has grown in popularity in recent years. Unfortunately, the number of injuries related to this activity has also ... Read More »

Childhood trauma leaves its mark on brain
Childhood trauma leaves its mark on brain (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It is well known that violent individuals are often themselves the victims of psychological trauma experienced in childhood. Some of these individuals also exhibit alterations in their orbitofrontal cortex. But is there a connection between these physical changes in the ... Read More »

 
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