concussion

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 »

Playing smartphone app aids concussion recovery in teens
Playing smartphone app aids concussion recovery in teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In an effort to minimise activity and allow the brain time to rest and heal, doctors advise patients who’ve suffered concussions to avoid screen time on computers, televisions, tablets and smartphones. But during a recent study, researchers actually encouraged teenagers to ... 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 »

Teen Concussions Increase Risk for Depression
Teen Concussions Increase Risk for Depression (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teens with a history of concussions are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression as teens who have never had a concussion, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. “What this study suggests is ... 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 »

Childhood brain injury can have long-term effects
Childhood brain injury can have long-term effects (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children who have suffered a significant head injury are much more likely to have long-term psychological and social problems, according to a neuropsychologist who will be speaking at the Australian Psychological Society Clinical Neuropsychology Annual Conference in Launceston this weekend. ... Read More »

Sport-related concussions in children
Sport-related concussions in children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sport-related concussion in child and adolescent athletes is a public health problem, with rising numbers of high-school athletes diagnosed with the condition. Twenty-nine states in the US now have legislation applicable to the condition in youth extracurricular activities. Clinicians from ... Read More »

Falls and bumps to the head in kids – what you should know
Falls and bumps to the head in kids – what you should know (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The gridiron is back in action. From little leagues to professional teams, football frenzy has begun, and with it, concerns about concussions. But it’s not just jarring tackles that can lead to concussions in kids. According to Dr. Ryan Coates, ... Read More »

 
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