Head Injury News

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12/26/2013
Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study

Brain scans found seniors with both poor memory and prior head injury have more plaque buildup

12/19/2013
Pop Songs May Awaken Fond Memories for Brain-Damaged Patients

Study suggests that music might help people who have trouble remembering the past

12/11/2013
Even Mild Hits to the Head Might Harm the Brain, Study Finds

Athletes who weren't diagnosed with concussions still showed thinking deficits after a season of hits

12/11/2013
Brain Injuries Tied to PTSD in Marines

Study followed U.S veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan wars

12/10/2013
Higher Altitude May Lower Sports Concussion Risk, Study Suggests

Review of high school athletes found 30 percent reduced rates of injury at elevations of 600 feet and up

12/9/2013
Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts

Either safety straps aren't working or adults don't use them properly, researchers say

11/20/2013
Concussion's Damage to Brain Lingers After Symptoms Fade: Study

Special scans found differences in gray matter when compared to those without head injuries

11/13/2013
Time of Month May Affect Women's Concussion Recovery

Small study found those injured during 2 weeks before menstrual period healed more slowly

11/11/2013
Alzheimer's-Like Plaque Seen on Brain Scans After Head Trauma

But researchers don't know if these so-called 'amyloid deposits' persist long-term

10/28/2013
There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study

Researchers compared high-tech helmets to standard gear for concussion protection

10/25/2013
Kids With Head Injuries May Be Prone to Depression

Study found they were more likely to be diagnosed with mood disorder, but reason for link is unclear

10/7/2013
Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls: Study

Using arms to break falls didn't work, video analysis showed

10/2/2013
Long Periods of Delirium in ICU May Raise Risk of Mental Impairment

Study found these patients suffered problems similar to those seen with brain injuries, early Alzheimer's

9/30/2013
Many More Kids Visiting ER for Sports Concussions, Study Finds

Better awareness of traumatic brain injury may be reason, experts say

9/24/2013
Concussion Symptoms May Not Differ in Teen, Young Adult Athletes

But study authors say recovery period might vary

8/9/2013
Quarterback's Death, NFL Study Split Over Brain Disorder

Autopsy shows former Michigan college player had CTE; Loyola study finds no evidence that NFL players are at greater risk

8/8/2013
Concussed Athletes May Not Be Good at Self-Reporting Recovery

Memory, thinking test spotted problems that injured cheerleaders didn't report or recognize, study finds

6/18/2013
Concussion Damage Looks Much Like Early Alzheimer's: Study

Preliminary finding suggests mild brain injury triggers long-lasting abnormalities in white matter

6/11/2013
Heading Soccer Balls Tied to Damaging Brain Changes

Doing it a lot may increase risk of memory problems in adult soccer players, study says

6/10/2013
Kids With Past Concussions Take Longer to Recover

Study has implications for how long children should wait to resume activities, experts say

5/15/2013
Multiple Head Injuries Raise Soldiers' Suicide Risk, Study Finds

20 percent of those with two or more brain traumas had thoughts of killing themselves

5/6/2013
High School Football Players Often Not Deterred by Head Injury

Knowing dangers of concussion not enough to keep many teens on sidelines, survey finds

4/25/2013
Kids' Concussion Recovery Varies by Symptom Severity: Study

Identifying which factors lead to longer recoveries may improve treatment

3/12/2013
Brain Imaging Detects Tiny Lesions Related to Mild Injury: Study

Findings could lead to new treatments, researcher says

3/12/2013
Single Concussion May Lead to Lasting Brain Damage

Small study found measurable MRI changes in single-concussion patients

2/6/2013
Scans Show Details of Damage to Soldiers With Head Injuries

Narrowed blood vessels and pressure in the brain need to be tracked and managed in these patients, expert says

1/31/2013
Science Reveals How Owls Avoid Stroke While Rotating Heads

Bone and blood vessel adaptations let the birds escape trauma from such movement

1/18/2013
Hockey Rule Changes Could Cut Player Aggression, Injuries

Evidence review looked at effects of league safety regulations

1/16/2013
Multiple Concussions Could Up Depression Risk in Former NFL Players

Small studies found more psychological symptoms, brain changes in older ex-athletes with head trauma

1/13/2013
Snowboarding Tops List of Winter-Sports Injuries

But orthopedic surgeon says deadliest activity is 'skitching'

1/7/2013
Brain Changes Found in Small Study of Former NFL Players

White matter damage could be at the root of mental deficits among retired players, researcher says

1/4/2013
Brain Injury Doesn't Raise Dementia Risk for Most: Study

But likelihood of re-injury does increase

12/12/2012
Brain Changes Continue After Child's Concussion: Study

Whether this represents a prolonged recovery or permanent damage is unclear

12/2/2012
Helmets Do Save Lives on the Slopes, Research Shows

Fewer and less severe injuries seen in those wearing head protection, study review finds

11/27/2012
Abused Elderly Likely to Have Brain, Head and Neck Injuries

Only 2 percent of abuse cases are reported, study says

11/13/2012
Can Playing Soccer Lead to Brain Damage?

Small study sees changes in white matter; parents shouldn't worry about their kids, experts say

11/13/2012
Head Injury Plus Herbicide Exposure May Triple Parkinson's Risk

People who experienced both of these individual risk factors are much more vulnerable, study finds

11/13/2012
Doctors Need Better Ways to Spot, Treat Concussion in Kids

Survey suggests need for improved training, quicker response

10/15/2012
Study Shows Bicycle Helmets Save Lives

For cyclists killed in crashes, head injury much more likely among non-helmet wearers

10/12/2012
Parents May Be Taking Concussion Symptoms Too Lightly: Survey

Many don't seek medical evaluation for children or themselves after head injuries

10/12/2012
Consistent Criteria for Sports Concussion Might Aid Diagnosis

Relying on athletes' reported symptoms could miss serious head injuries, study suggests

10/8/2012
Certain Eye Injuries in Kids May Indicate Child Abuse: Study

Retinal imaging could help doctors sort out accidents from purposeful injury

10/2/2012
Impact Tests Show Bike Helmets Protect Kids in Crashes

Acceleration forces, effects of crush accidents were reduced

9/5/2012
Ex-NFL Players at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's, ALS: Study

But study was small, and safety has improved over time, experts note

8/7/2012
Weekends More Fatal for Older Patients With Head Injury: Study

Death risk rose when hospital admission occurred on Saturday, Sunday

7/24/2012
Teaching Young Hockey Players to Body Check Doesn't Cut Injury Risk

Learning to take a hit doesn't make children less likely to sustain injuries, study says

7/12/2012
Surge Seen in Concussions Among College Football Players

Changes in NCAA reporting rules may have contributed to rise, researchers say

6/20/2012
Headaches Worse With Mild Head Trauma Than More Severe Trauma

Researchers say even seemingly mild head injury should be taken seriously

6/20/2012
For Combat Vets, Brain Injury Symptoms Can Last Years

'Mild' injury doesn't mean quick recovery, researchers say

6/14/2012
Motorcycle Helmet Laws Save Lives and Dollars: CDC

Yet, states are repealing these laws, experts warn