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Teens with a history of TBI are nearly 4 times more likely to have used crystal meth

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2014 - Ontario students between Grades 9 and 12 who said they had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime, also reported drug use rates two to four times higher than peers with no history of TBI, according to research published today in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. read more

Gay Freshman Diver Alex Obendorf Comes Out at West Virginia University, Qualifies For NCAA Postseason

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

As a senior in high school, Alex Obendorf (above) suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car wreck that left him out of diving for nine months. Perhaps that difficult experience explains why Obendorf is undaunted by the idea of...

Novel robotic walker helps patients regain natural gait and increases productivity of physiotherapists

Survivors of stroke or other neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and Parkinson’s disease often struggle with mobility. To regain their motor functions, these patients are required to undergo physical therapy sessions. Show More Summary

Tracy Morgan Still Struggling After Crash

The comedian Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a traumatic brain injury suffered in a highway crash five months ago, his lawyer said Tuesday. "He's fighting to get better, and if there's a chance for him to be back to the Tracy Morgan he once was, he's going to try to do that," Benedict Morelli said. Show More Summary

Tracy Morgan may never be “the person he once was” in the wake of traumatic brain injury

Tracy Morgan’s lawyer Benedict Morelli said that the former "SNL" star is battling a severe brain injury.

Tracy Morgan Facing A ‘Severe Brain Injury’ From Traumatic Car Accident As Case Pends

Tracy Morgan may never truly recover from his injuries that he sustained in a traumatic car accident with a Wal-Mart truck back in June. In addition to his injuries, the accident, which took place on the New Jersey Turnpike, took the life of his friend and fellow comedian James McNair. Show More Summary

Enriched environments hold promise for brain injury patients

A violent blow to the head has the potential to cause mild to severe traumatic brain injury -- physical damage to the brain that can be debilitating, even fatal. But to date, there is no effective medical or cognitive treatment for patients with traumatic brain injuries. Show More Summary

Enriched environments hold promise for brain injury patients

As football players are learning, a violent blow to the head has the potential to cause mild to severe traumatic brain injury -- physical damage to the brain that can be debilitating, even fatal. The long-term effects run the gamut of human functioning, from trouble communicating to extensive cognitive and behavioral deterioration. Show More Summary

MicroRNAs Can Be Measured in Blood as Proxies for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Scientists at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences have discovered a panel of small biological molecules called microRNAs, which can be utilized to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), according to a study...Show More Summary

War-veteran-turned-counselor helps others out of a familiar darkness

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Like thousands of other American soldiers, Douglas Pearce fell apart after he came home from Afghanistan. He was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and depression. He considered suicide.

This Man Uses Twitter To Augment His Damaged Memory

Thomas Dixon lost his episodic memory in a traumatic brain injury, and Twitter is helping him get it back. Thomas Dixon has no idea what he did yesterday. Sitting across from me at an outdoor cafe, he tries to jog his memory by doing what a lot of us do habitually: checking his iPhone. Read Full Story

Universal Helmet Laws Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Motorcyclists, According To Trauma Surgeons

Young motorcycle riders are significantly less likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) if they live in a state with universal motorcycle helmet laws instead of a state with age-restricted ones, according to new findings presented today at the 2014 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.

Traumatic brain injury associated with increased dementia risk in older adults

Traumatic brain injury appears to be associated with an increased risk of dementia in adults 55 years and older, according to a study. "Whether a person with TBI recovers cognitively or develops dementia is likely dependent on multiple...Show More Summary

Traumatic brain injury associated with increased dementia risk in older adults

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) appears to be associated with an increased risk of dementia in adults 55 years and older, according to a study published online by JAMA Neurology. read more

Timing Is Key for Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered two potential treatments for traumatic brain injury that are most effective when given at different stages after the injury has occurred.

Michael Schumacher's brain injury may be blamed on his GoPro

It seemed like a freak accident when Michael Schumacher suffered a traumatic head injury while skiing in France last winter. After all, while he may have embarked off the marked trails, he knew that ski hill well, and was wearing a helmet when he fell over and smacked his head on a rock. Show More Summary

Report: Michael Schumacher's Brain Injury Caused by Helmet-Mounted GoPro

Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher's traumatic brain injuries—sustained during a skiing accident last year—were caused by a helmet-mounted GoPro camera, a French journalist in contact with the family said this week. Read more...

Newlywed Whose Bride Lost Her Memory Helps Her Remember With 100 Wedding Photos

Post by Sasha Brown-Worsham. A traumatic brain injury a month after she got married left Tunicia Hall unable to remember her wedding -- or her husband. She'd had a near-fatal brain hemorrhage after a sudden, horrible headache. She called 911 and soon learned she'd had a rare type of stroke that caused bleeding on the surface of the brain. Show More Summary

Stroke-Fighting Drug Offers Potential Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

The only drug currently approved for treatment of stroke's crippling effects shows promise, when administered as a nasal spray, to help heal similar damage in less severe forms of traumatic brain injury.

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