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Mental Health Soon After War-Zone Concussions Predicts Disability

Evaluating military personnel with blast-related mild traumatic brain injuries, researchers have found that early symptoms of post-traumatic stress, such as anxiety, emotional numbness, flashbacks and irritability, are the strongest predictors of later disability. Show More Summary

Cerebral blood flow as a possible marker for concussion outcomes

Cerebral blood flow recovery in the brain could be a biomarker of outcomes in patients following concussion, a new imaging study suggests. Most of the 3.8 million sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that occur annually are concussions. Developing methods to diagnose the presence and severity of concussions is imperative, the authors say.

Long-Term Care May Not Be Best for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury; Other Housing Needed

A new, large-scale Canadian study shows that many adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) live in a long-term health setting - such as a nursing home- which may not be appropriate for their condition and younger age.

Enhancing studies on a possible blood biomarker for traumatic brain injury

New technology could help advance blood biomarker capabilities for improved diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI). An estimated 1.7 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year, and an estimated 5.3 million individuals -- approximately two percent of the U.S. Show More Summary

Enhancing Studies on a Possible Blood Biomarker for Traumatic Brain Injury

New technology at NYU Langone Medical Center could help advance blood biomarker capabilities for improved diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Coping With Traumatic Brain Injury

Tricia Williams, a clinical neuropsychologist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, explains how to improve child development and mental health for individuals coping with a TBI.

Traumatic brain injury turns Texas attorney into artist

A hotshot Texas attorney was transformed into an accomplished artist after suffering brain damage when a camera boom fell onto his head.

Higher Education Linked to Better Recovery in Brain Injuries

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Brain might be more resilient with advanced schooling Better-educated people appear to be significantly more likely to recover from a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), suggesting that a brain’s “cognitive reserve” mayShow More Summary

Study Shows Brain Injury Increases Drug, Alcohol Risk In Teens

3 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Rates of alcohol and drug use increased dramatically in teens suffering from traumatic brain injury.

Woman, 23, Wins $1.5 Million Lawsuit After Car Crash Brain Injury Turned Her Into Sex-Crazed Dominatrix

A bright and promising high school student who was in the top two percent of her class was in a car wreck that left her with traumatic brain injuries. After years of dealing with poor impulse control and increased sexual desires, the girl became a dominatrix. Show More Summary

A Gift to Heal Injured Brains: Family Transformed by TBI Gives to Aid U-M Health System Care & Research

A tragic accident 32 years ago forever altered the lives of an entire prominent Michigan auto industry family, as a beloved wife and mother suffered a devastating traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Now, the Massey family has invested in the hope that University of Michigan medical and scientific teams can spare other families what they endured.

Get the gist? Tool provides unique insight for those with traumatic brain injury

Individuals with traumatic brain injury have significantly more difficulty with gist reasoning than traditional cognitive tests, research shows. Using a unique cognitive assessment, these findings indicate that an individual's ability to 'get the gist' after a TBI more strongly predicts daily functionality than traditional cognitive tests alone.

A Neurological Crystal Ball

Biomarkers may predict traumatic brain injury outcomes. When it comes to predicting outcomes following a child’s traumatic brain injury, rehab physicians may have more questions than answers. After all, says Johns Hopkins pediatric physiatrist...Show More Summary

NFL's Titus Young -- Football Hits Caused Mental Issues ... Doctors Say

Ex-NFL star Titus Young is suffering from a traumatic brain injury caused by repeated blows to the head... which contributed to his alleged violent behavior... so say the specialists treating Young at a mental health facility in San Diego. As…

White Marine Attacked by Racist Black Mike Brown Mob Struggling to Recover from Brain Injury

Former U.S. Marine Ralph Weems suffered traumatic brain damage when he was attacked by a mob of racist, black supporters of Mike Brown, the criminal teen who was killed by

Wounds of war that never heal

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Scientists have discovered what a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, suffered by a quarter-million combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan looks like, and it’s unlike anything they’ve seen before: a honeycomb pattern of broken connections, primarily in the frontal lobes, our emotional control center and the seat of our personality.Read full article >>

MLS to Adopt New Technology to Curb Concussions in Soccer

2 months agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

A mild traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as a concussion, is most commonly defined as a head injury that results in temporary loss of brain function. Concussions have been quite visible in the press over the last decade, after … Continue reading ?

How feasible is a blood test for brain injury?

Complications involving the brain's unique waste removal system, which has only recently been brought to light, may thwart efforts to identify biomarkers that detect traumatic brain injury (TBI). That is because proteins that are triggered by brain damage are prevented from reaching the blood system in levels necessary for a precise diagnosis. read more

New Recommendations for Return to Activity after Concussion in Military Personnel

Military service members with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussion, should follow a six-step process of progressive activity, leading to return to active duty, according to new clinical recommendations by an expert panel. Show More Summary

Non-Profit Matches Veterans With Therapy Dogs for Life Changing Support

K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service dogs to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of their military service (post 9/11). Their goal is to give a new "leash" on life to both rescue dogs and to military vets who were injured - helping them live with independence and dignity. Show More Summary

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