Traumatic brain injury (TBI) during youth is associated with elevated risks of impaired adult functioning, according to a longitudinal study. The study demonstrates that children and adolescents experiencing even milder forms of TBI (including concussion) may have reduced longevity and significant psychosocial problems in adulthood.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) during youth is associated with elevated risks of impaired adult functioning, according to a longitudinal study published in PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Seena Fazel of the University of Oxford,...Show More Summary
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, known as CTE, is a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trauma to the head and has long been found in athletes; earlier this year, an NFL official even (sort of) admitted that there’s a link between football and CTE, which can lead to memory loss, depression, ... More »
Last week I introduced you all to a friend of mine whose son has been struggling with heroin addiction for 12 years. It began with a car crash that caused traumatic brain injury. He began using heroin after taking opioid pain relievers as directed by his physicians. Show More Summary
A fall down the stairs, a car crash, a sports injury or an explosive blast can all cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). Patients often recover. But in the days or weeks following the hit, they can develop other serious, chronic conditions, such as depression and thinking and memory problems. Show More Summary
Stroller and baby carrier injuries are unsurprisingly common -- but head injuries may be more common than you think.
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, every 13 seconds, someone in the U.S. sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The most common type of TBI is a concussion. Concussions can happen to anyone, but […]
Trisha Meili, the woman who became known as "the Central Park jogger" after she was brutally beaten and raped in New York City in 1989, says yoga and mindfulness have helped her recover from the traumatic brain injury she suffered as a result of the attack. The post ‘Central Park Jogger’ Trisha Meili on How Yoga and Mindfulness Helped Her Heal appeared first on Yoga Journal.
Hillary is showing symptoms of any number of diseases and conditions, up to and including traumatic brain injury or even neurosyphilis.
The girls fell "between 35 and 45 feet," according to officials. One girl sustained a traumatic brain injury. The incident comes a day after a boy died while riding a waterslide in Kansas.
The girls fell 35 to 45 feet from the ride at the Greene County Fair, and one suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Brain tissue can die as the result of stroke, traumatic brain injury, or neurodegenerative disease. When the affected area includes the motor cortex, impairment of the fine motor control of the hand can result. Researchers found that...Show More Summary
People who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at high risk for developing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. But blood-thinning medications started within 72 hours of hospital arrival have a significant protective effect against these conditions in patients with severe TBI and do not increase risk of bleeding complications or death, say investigators.
CHICAGO (July 21, 2016): People who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at high risk for developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). PE is a leading cause of death in these patients. read more
A class-action lawsuit against the WWE was filed Monday on behalf of dozens of pro wrestlers, including Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and Joseph “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis. The suit alleges that the wrestlers incurred “long term neurological injuries” in the course of working for the company, while it “routinely failed to care” for them ” in […]
The frightening world of sports, concussions and traumatic brain injury. The post In the Dark appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Eleven years ago in the New England Journal of Medicine, medical journalist Susan Okie, MD, first introduced readers to two U.S. Army veterans who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iraq, and the challenges they faced in the recovery period after returning home. Show More Summary
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) with loss of consciousness was not associated with late-life mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer disease or dementia but it appeared to be associated with increased risk for other neurodegenerative and neuropathologic findings, according to a new article published online by JAMA Neurology. read more
Whether at school, in car accidents, on the sports field or the battlefield, mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a common part of our lives. It is especially frequent among children, athletes, and the elderly. Now, scientists at the...Show More Summary
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) with a loss of consciousness (LOC) may be associated with later development of Parkinson's disease but not Alzheimer's disease or incident dementia.