Head Injury News

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5/10/2017
Body Cooling May Help Brain After Cardiac Arrest

Ask if your loved one qualifies, new guideline suggests

4/13/2017
Hockey Doesn't Seem to Hit Players' Thinking Skills: Study

But retired pros can suffer behavioral, emotional problems, researchers say

3/15/2017
Why Some Kids Take Longer to Recover From Brain Injury

Scans reveal white-matter decline after some accidents, researchers say

3/15/2017
Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions?

Girls' soccer had rates that exceeded boys' football in 2015, study finds

2/23/2017
NHL Veterans Pledge Their Brains to Research

Donations will be used to study CTE, other conditions linked to repetitive head trauma

2/19/2017
Repeat Head Hits May Not Put NFL Players at Risk of Motor Problems

Study aimed to see if former pro football players faced the same fate as many professional boxers

2/15/2017
Small Study Uncovers Brain Disease in Former Soccer Players

Autopsies show evidence of CTE, the degenerative condition linked to repetitive head trauma

2/10/2017
Driving Skills May Suffer Even After Concussion Symptoms Subside

Erratic swerving showed up in tests taken after young patients thought they had recovered

2/1/2017
'Heading' Soccer Ball Not Smart for the Brain

It's tied to higher concussion risk in players, study finds

1/31/2017
Tamer Version of Youth Football Looks to Address Safety Concerns

It would feature fewer players, smaller fields and less contact, USA Football officials say

1/13/2017
Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's

But study didn't prove head injuries cause the degenerative brain disease

12/21/2016
Better Sleep May Signal Recovery From Brain Injury

New research suggests sleep-wake cycles are useful gauge of recuperation

12/20/2016
Rest May Not Be Best for Kids After Concussion

Study suggests light activity may help speed recovery

12/8/2016
Young Adults With Head Trauma May Have Higher Risk of Jail Time

Potentially serious health issue is more common in prisons, study suggests

12/2/2016
Brain Harm May Last Long After College Football Players' Final Game

Small study found evidence of cortical thinning years later

11/28/2016
Researchers Explore Way to Detect Brain Injury in NFL Players

The goal: to spot early signs of concussion-related head trauma

11/26/2016
Hitting the Slopes? Keep These Safety Tips in Mind

Snowboarders and skiers should always use properly maintained equipment and be fully rested

11/18/2016
Partial Repeal of Motorcycle Helmet Law Had Unwanted Effects: Study

Researchers found helmet use fell, head injuries rose after change in Michigan

11/7/2016
Few States Have Plans for Kids Returning to Class After Concussion

Students need an appropriate return to mental work, doctors say

11/3/2016
More Years Playing Football, Greater Risk of Brain Disease: Study

Researchers track link between concussion-related inflammation and degenerative CTE

10/26/2016
New Tool Gauges Likely Survival After Gunshot to the Head

One possible factor: how well a patient's pupils respond to light, study suggests

9/23/2016
Can Brain 'Pacemaker' Improve Lives of Head Trauma Patients?

Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life, small study finds

9/16/2016
Parents' Use of Outdated Advice May Slow Concussion Recovery

Once-recommended practices such as waking a sleeping child for periodic checks can delay healing, expert says

9/8/2016
Concussion Video Kicks Off NFL Season

Sent to every player, it describes return-to-play rules and how to recognize when to seek help

9/8/2016
Removing Part of Skull After Severe Head Injury Brings Mixed Results

More patients survived, but more were in vegetative state, and little difference was seen in long-term disability

8/24/2016
Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effects

Early head trauma linked to psychiatric, financial issues as adults, study finds

8/24/2016
Youth Football and Head Trauma Risk

Football tackling/blocking drills pose highest injury risk, study finds.

8/17/2016
7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports

Know how to reduce the risk of getting hurt so you'll be able to help your team compete

8/13/2016
Taking a Bike Ride? Don't Forget Your Helmet

Wearing the right head gear will dramatically reduce your risk of serious injury or even death

7/27/2016
Safer Heads Prevail With New High School Football Rule

When full-contact practices were limited, blows to the head dropped, study found

7/11/2016
Study Links Severe Head Injury to Parkinson's Risk

Researchers only found an association, could not explain why connection might exist

7/11/2016
Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids

Report can't determine whether trend signals more injuries or more diagnoses

6/29/2016
Concussions Strike 1 in 3 Water Polo Players

Average was just over 2 per person, and study found they were more common among females

6/10/2016
'Hidden' Brain Injury a Challenge for Military Doctors

Potentially fatal damage from blasts doesn't always show on scans, study says

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