Head Injury News

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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

6/8/2012
Head Injury's Location Key to Concussion Effects

Study of new imaging technique showed brain differences

6/7/2012
Ex-Players Sue NFL Over Brain Injuries

They contend the league hid info on links between head trauma and permanent brain damage

5/19/2012
Females, Young Athletes Take Longer to Get Over Concussions

Study found they scored worse on visual memory tests, with symptoms lingering 2 weeks after injury

5/16/2012
Head Blows May Hamper Learning in College Athletes

Some football, hockey players show postseason decline, study finds

5/16/2012
'Blast Wind' Linked to Chronic Brain Injuries in Military

Force created by an explosion causes similar effects as repeated concussions in athletes, study finds

5/5/2012
City Bike-Share Riders Seldom Wear Helmets

Experts say public programs are beneficial, but bareheaded biking is dangerous

4/20/2012
'Catastrophic' Head Injuries to High School Football Players Rising

Annual report found fewer deaths but more cases of permanent brain damage

4/13/2012
Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence

Study of head injury patients helps identify regions involved in thinking abilities

4/11/2012
Nonsurgical Method to Measure Brain Pressure Shows Promise

If confirmed with further research, new technique could offer alternative to drilling into skull

3/12/2012
Stair-Related Injuries a Threat to Preschoolers: Study

Study estimates 931,000 youngsters hurt from 1999 to 2008

3/10/2012
'Delayed Reactions' May Outlast Other Concussion Effects

Changes in physical response time can last beyond the typical 10-day recovery period, study shows

3/9/2012
Aggressive Care Best for Brain Trauma, Study Shows

Despite benefits, this type of treatment is used inconsistently, researchers say

3/9/2012
Drug Seems to Speed Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury

Study suggests amantadine may gently awaken patients in vegetative, minimally conscious states

3/5/2012
Kids' Concussion Symptoms Can Last a Year, Study Says

Symptoms may affect school and quality of life

2/29/2012
Sports Concussion: Myths and Facts

Expert describes recognition, symptoms and proper treatment of common injury

2/22/2012
New Guidelines Seek to Prevent Sudden Death in Young Athletes

They recommend all teams have emergency action plans, quick access to defibrillators

2/17/2012
Good Football Helmet Fit Key to Preventing Brain Injuries

But there's no such thing as a concussion-proof helmet, studies show

2/10/2012
Gloves, Padded Headgear Helps Protect Boxers

It's especially important that young boxers wear protective gear, researchers say