Head Injury News

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11/13/2011
After Brain Injury, Oxygen Monitoring Vital, Study Finds

Disability more likely for patients deprived of oxygen, researchers say

11/4/2011
Newer Not Necessarily Better for Football Helmet Design

Comparison of old 'leatherhead' and modern polycarbonate helmets shows updates still needed

10/27/2011
Children With Head Injuries Can Face Lifetime of Problems

Study documents persistent skill deficits two years after moderate or severe trauma

10/21/2011
Hockey Fistfights Rarely Cause Injuries, Study Claims

Punches thrown on solid ground pack more power, researchers say

10/17/2011
Too Many Kids Injured in ATV Crashes, Study Finds

As use of all-terrain vehicles rises, so do accidents, experts say

10/17/2011
Kids' Sledding Mishaps Can Cause Serious Head Trauma

Campaigns to encourage helmet use needed, researcher says

10/14/2011
White Kids More Likely to Get CT Scans After Head Trauma

Differences only found among blacks, whites, Hispanics in low-risk cases

10/6/2011
More Kids Treated for Concussions in ERs: CDC

Increased awareness of traumatic brain injury may be driving this trend, researchers say

8/29/2011
Use Caution in Ending Life Support for Brain-Injured, Experts Say

Study found that the rate of these crucial decisions varied between hospitals

7/29/2011
Concussion Project Finds Disease in Two Autopsied Brains

Canadian researchers aim to boost understanding of how repeated head injuries change brain

7/28/2011
Brain Injury Appears to Boost Stroke Risk

First three months after trauma may be period of greatest concern, study says

7/20/2011
High-Tech Football Helmets Gauge Force of Collision

Researchers use data to better understand impact injuries

7/8/2011
Golf-Cart Head Injuries on the Upswing, Study Finds

Researchers surprised to find alcohol involved in many cases

7/7/2011
Teen Athletes Should Get Concussion Test Score Before Play

Results from assessment tool, head injury history helpful to have on record, research suggests

6/20/2011
Results of Bodychecking in Youth Hockey Examined

Canadian study finds injury rates at age 13-14 don't depend on age when kids began bodychecking

6/17/2011
Kids With Minor Head Injury May Not Need Hospitalization

OK to discharge most children with normal CT scan after minor blunt trauma, study suggests

6/3/2011
Concussions Tied to Verbal Memory Loss in Young Athletes

College football, soccer players show signs of decreased brain function after head injury: study

5/22/2011
Beware of 'Second-Impact Syndrome' After Concussions

It can occur when athletes return to play too quickly after head injury

5/19/2011
Rep. Giffords Recovering After Skull Surgery

She received implant to replace piece of skull removed to accommodate brain swelling after shooting

5/18/2011
Rep. Giffords to Get Skull Patch in Latest Step in Recovery

Wounded congresswoman had piece of skull removed to accommodate brain swelling, expert explains

5/9/2011
Child's Head Injury Doesn't Always Need CT Scan: Study

Observing child in ER can minimize radiation exposure without compromising care, researchers say

4/13/2011
Abusive Head Trauma in Infants Doubled During Recession: Study

Financial stress may trigger violent behavior toward babies, researchers say

3/22/2011
Steroid May Help Cut Pneumonia Risk After Brain Trauma

Hydrocortisone seemed to benefit ICU patients with traumatic brain injury, small study finds

2/15/2011
Motorcycle Helmets Help Protect Against Spine Injury: Study

Researchers debunk myth that weight of head protection puts neck at risk in crash

2/11/2011
Helmet Use Encouraged for Downhill Skiers, Snowboarders

Head protection gains attention following high-profile deaths on the slopes

1/29/2011
Multiple Concussions Raise Teen Athletes' Health Risks

Two or more head injuries can lead to problems with memory, sleep and headaches, study finds

1/28/2011
Psychopaths' Lack of Empathy Mimics Brain Injury: Research

Treatment for frontal lobe damage may also help those with personality disorder

1/23/2011
For Safe Sledding, Follow These Tips

Helmets can help prevent serious head injuries, experts say

1/3/2011
Soldiers' PTSD Tied to Lasting Psychosocial Effects

Concussions, mild traumatic brain injuries less likely to affect long-term outcomes, study finds

12/30/2010
For Many, Sledding Ends in Dash to the ER

Experts offer tips on how to keep kids safe while enjoying winter play

12/11/2010
Accidental Falls a Leading Cause of Head Injury

Simple precautions can prevent a holiday visit to the emergency room, doctors say

12/7/2010
Concussion Symptoms Can Differ for Boys and Girls

Study of high school athletes shows males more often confused, while females may appear drowsy

12/4/2010
Rugby Headgear Not Enough to Stop Head, Spine Trauma

Research suggests best approach is player education, rule enforcement

12/1/2010
Imaging May Reveal Sports-Related Brain Disorder at Early Stage

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is now diagnosed only at autopsy

11/22/2010
Better Helmet Design Might Lower Soldiers' Risk for Brain Injury

Scientists say adding face shield dulls impact of blasts

11/3/2010
Brain Can Compensate for Cognitive Damage

One area makes up for injuries to the memory and attention center, study finds

11/3/2010
Concussion Rate in Young Hockey Players Higher Than Thought

Canadian researchers found rate was three times that reported in earlier studies

10/22/2010
1 in 10 Child Athletes Injured, Experts Say

Here's how parents can help curb the trend

10/15/2010
More U.S. Kids Getting Hurt Using All-Terrain Vehicles

30% of those hospitalized suffered traumatic brain injury, researchers found

9/30/2010
Blacks More Likely to Die in Motorcycle Crash Than Whites

Despite better helmet-wearing behavior, black riders at greater risk, data shows

9/26/2010
ER Visits for Kids' Ice Hockey Injuries Soar

From 1990 to 2006, emergency treatment for players aged 9 to 14 rose 163 percent, study finds

8/30/2010
Concussion Rates Soar Among Younger Kids

Pediatrician group issues new guidelines for sport-related head injuries

8/27/2010
Kids + Sports = Risk for Concussion

Being on the alert for symptoms can be key to preventing brain damage

8/27/2010
When It Comes to the Head, No Hit Is Normal

After repeated blows in various sports, teen nearly dies

6/23/2010
Health Tip: Is it a Concussion?

Here are some warning signs

6/19/2010
Bump in Head Injury Numbers Linked to Summer Play

Bikes, pools, ball games main reasons for spike between 2008 and 2009, analysis finds

6/16/2010
Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Concussion Risks

But most support strict head injury guidelines for school sports, survey shows

5/18/2010
Major Depression Often Follows Brain Injury

Patients, including many veterans, are at 8 times the risk after head trauma, study finds

5/15/2010
At Any Age, Helmets Make Riding Safer

Cyclists urged to put a lid on brain injuries and deaths

5/11/2010
Women Often Miss Signs of Stroke

Many don't know the facts and don't recognize the symptoms, U.S. survey reveals