Head Injury News

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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

2/17/2010
Simple Concussion Test Measures Reaction Time

Most athletes have slower responses post-injury, researchers say

2/17/2010
Flat Head Syndrome Linked to Developmental Delays

More study needed to see if one causes the other in infants, researcher says

2/7/2010
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All

Head injuries reduced without harm to neck, researchers find

2/5/2010
Concussion Awareness for Young Athletes Gets Big Play

Head injuries focus of new laws, online testing and Super Bowl plug

1/26/2010
In Injury-Prone Soccer, Headers Aren't the Problem

Colliding with other body parts, and the ground, cause more injuries, experts say

1/24/2010
Downhill Sports Can Take a Dangerous Turn

Expert advises skiers, snowboarders to keep alert and wear a helmet

1/13/2010
1/9/2010
Younger Hunters Prey to Treestand Injuries

Safety campaigns could help prevent serious accidents, expert says

11/21/2009
Stunts Raise Injury Risks for Cheerleaders

Type of flooring, greater heights increase potential for trauma, study finds

10/24/2009
Helmets Can Save Lives in Winter Sports

Injured skiers, snowboarders with head protection are less apt to lose consciousness, study finds

10/14/2009
As More Cyclists Hit the Road, Serious Injuries Rise

Helmet use, investment in bike lanes could protect more riders, researchers say

9/27/2009
Autumn Chores Often Hazardous

Take precautions to avoid falls, strains and sprains, experts say

9/25/2009
Alcohol Might Lower Death Rates in Brain Injury Patients

Could have protective effect, but also raises chances of complications, study shows

9/25/2009
Surgery Best for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Operation has modest advantage over non-surgical therapies, researchers say

9/15/2009
Not All Kids With Head Injuries Need Brain Scans

Screening could cut down on radiation exposure, researchers say

9/2/2009
Safety Should Be the Goal for Football Players

Good coaching, right equipment can prevent serious head and neck injuries, doctors say

8/28/2009
Scans Shed New Light on Concussions

Technology helps detect hidden brain damage, study shows

5/20/2009
After Concussion, Follow-Up Visit a Must

Children with head trauma need it before returning to play, researchers say

5/10/2009
Ladders, Swings and More Can Cause Peril

Simple precautions are urged to prevent head, neck injuries

3/27/2009
Baby's Sleep Position May Not Affect Severity of Head Flattening

But study finds lower gestational age, being male did have a correlation

3/16/2009
Alzheimer's Drug May Someday Help Head Trauma Victims

Finding may prevent long-term harm that often follows brain injury, researcher says

2/23/2009
Many Combat Vets Suffer Severe Headaches Upon Return

Almost all of those who had mild brain injury, blast exposure are affected, study says

1/5/2009
War Vets With Headaches Could Have Brain Problems

Reduced sense of smell might also signal need for testing, expert says

11/7/2008
Head Injury in Young Kids May Predict ADHD Diagnosis

Risk-taking an early sign of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, researchers say

9/14/2008
Safety Gear a Must to Prevent Kids' Sports Injuries

Concussion most common danger, expert says, so head, face gear should take priority

9/11/2008
Imaging Shows Why Injured Brains 'Work Harder'

Tool highlighting increased blood flow could become standard measure of rehab, study says

8/28/2008
Scientists Track Hourly Changes in Alzheimer's Protein

Recovery from brain injury, not injury itself, associated with increased plaque