Head Injury News

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Article Title
5/20/2016
Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries

Study suggests need for 'return-to-learn' guidelines

5/20/2016
Delayed Treatment for Concussion May Prolong Recovery

College athletes not evaluated immediately were sidelined 5 days longer, study found

5/12/2016
Even Mild Football Head Hits Can Harm Vision

Study of college players raises concerns about repetitive non-concussive impacts

3/28/2016
Study: Blood Test May Help Diagnose Concussions

Tell-tale protein can be found in blood as long as a week after a head injury, research suggests

3/4/2016
Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens

High schools should have athletic trainers check players' head gear for proper fit, doctor says

2/26/2016
Paid Family Leave Tied to Decline in Child Abuse

California study found hospital admissions for abuse-linked head injuries dropped after policy enacted

2/3/2016
Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?

Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions

2/3/2016
Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study Finds

But it's too soon to suggest that people should avoid contact sports, researcher says

2/2/2016
Scientists Find Stem Cells That Might Repair Skull, Face Bones

Discovery made in mice may help people with congenital deformities, trauma and cancer

1/18/2016
Could Implanted Sensor Revolutionize Brain Monitoring?

New device is designed to measure pressure, then dissolve, but human trials are ways off

1/13/2016
Repeated Blasts Linked to Brain Changes in Combat Vets

Researchers see neuron loss similar to that in retired boxers

1/8/2016
Illegal Hits Play Big Role in Youth Ice Hockey Concussions: Study

Training kids to follow the rules may reduce odds of these head injuries, experts say

1/4/2016
College Football Player's Autopsy May Offer Clues to Brain Trauma

Early death of Michael Keck provides researchers rare window to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy

1/2/2016
How You Can Protect Your Children From Brain Injury

Emergency room doctors treating growing number of kids for concussions suffered while riding bikes and skateboards

12/21/2015
Americans Growing More Concerned About Head Injuries in Football

Limiting aggressive tackles one option favored by many, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

11/30/2015
After Concussion Symptoms Fade, Slowed Blood Flow in Brain May Persist

But preliminary study doesn't determine whether that is cause for concern, experts say

11/10/2015
Study Finds Blood Test May Detect Concussion in Kids

Could help reduce the number of CT scans, and the radiation exposure they bring, experts say

10/26/2015
Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football, Pediatricians' Group Says

New policy statement urges proper training, supervision to avoid injuries among young players

10/8/2015
10/6/2015
Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults

Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

9/23/2015
Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region That Manages Multistep Tasks

Brain injury, diseases can easily disrupt this area that helps control behavior, study finds

9/15/2015
MRI Helps Detect Brain Bleeding Soon After Traumatic Brain Injury

Military study suggests patients might get better, more timely treatments if scans are done promptly

9/14/2015
Tricycle Accidents Send More Than 9,000 Tots to ER a Year: Study

Many kids are too young for a three-wheeler, expert says

8/3/2015
Head Injury Tied to Long-Term Attention Issues in Kids

Study says brief lapses in attention can persist, even if brain injury is mild

7/17/2015
Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan Left Hundreds of Children With Head Trauma

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) accounted for majority of wounds, research shows

7/14/2015
Why Concussion Recovery Takes Longer for Some Kids

Researchers believe damage to wiring provides explanation

7/13/2015
Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study

Enforcing rules that limit aggressive body contact would be more effective, researcher says

7/10/2015
6/21/2015
Keep Safety in Mind When Skateboarding

Experts offer tips on how to protect yourself from injury when catching 'air'

6/17/2015
Brain Injury May Hurt Job Prospects of U.S. Veterans

Employment gap widens over time, study finds

5/12/2015
Brain Injury Linked to Raised Risk of Road Rage

Understanding how head trauma affects driving behavior could help improve traffic safety, study says

5/11/2015
Concussion May Hurt School Performance for a While

Several weeks of academic accommodations might be needed, experts say

4/29/2015
Health Tip: Fitting a Bicycle Helmet

Use padding to get a better fit

3/20/2015
For Safety's Sake: A Young Star Player Quits Pro Football...

... As many re-examine the health risks posed by America's favorite sport

3/11/2015
Health Tip: Spot the Symptoms of Scalp Psoriasis

They differ from ordinary dandruff

2/9/2015
Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks

Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

1/27/2015
Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL Players

Researchers found differences and evidence of damage in areas of brain related to recall

1/23/2015
'Hidden' Brain Damage Seen in Vets With Blast Injuries

Autopsies showed broken, swollen nerve fibers in regions related to memory, reasoning

1/22/2015
Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover

When relatives read detailed recollections of significant events, improvements were seen

1/5/2015
Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions

Two days proved more effective than five days in small study of teens

12/22/2014
Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds

Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too

12/10/2014
Hormone Treatment for Brain Injury Fails to Meet Expectations

Progesterone study halted early because of disappointing results

12/10/2014
Health Tip: Does Your Bike Helmet Fit?

It should be snug, yet comfortable

12/1/2014
High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion

Small study suggests that blows to the head in a typical season might alter brain

11/26/2014
Harm From Baseball Concussions May Linger, Study Finds

Batting skills often worse than normal after players return to sport

11/25/2014
Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention

Expert advises protective gear, and baseline concussion testing for athletes

11/17/2014
Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact

Shortened lifespan, disability often come in wake of these injuries, study finds

11/12/2014
Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows

Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

11/1/2014
High School Football Players Aren't Well-Educated About Concussion

Young athletes may not understand possible consequences, study shows

10/29/2014
Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists

Study finds more serious head injuries in states with age restrictions only or none at all