Hitting my head taught me there's A LOT we don't know about concussion

2019-06-09 13:00

It's a whole lot more than just feeling groggy for a few days.

A history of concussions could result in key markers for brain disease to surface

2019-05-29 09:19

A study claims that former athletes, who experienced a number of concussions throughout their career, show signs of brain damage comparable to Alzheimer's disease.

Toddler with rare brain cancer receives 300 cards from strangers

2018-08-24 15:24

A brave toddler, who’s battling a rare brain cancer, has received numerous greeting cards from strangers hoping to make his birthday one to remember.

More evidence that contact sport affects the brain

2017-08-25 15:30

Some changes in brain structure and chemistry have been observed in athletes who take hits during play.

Why do some kids take longer to recover from a brain injury?

2017-03-17 10:49

Studies have shown that both children and adults have slower transfer of information between the two brain halves immediately after a traumatic brain injury.

Dissolvable sensor may be implanted in brain after surgery

2016-01-19 10:34

A tiny wireless electronic sensor can be implanted in the brain following an injury, and then completely dissolve when its job is done.

Headbanging may cause brain bleeding

2014-07-07 14:53

German doctors recently diagnosed the first case of bleeding in the brain that might have been caused by headbanging at a rock concert.

Educated people recover better from brain injuries

2014-04-24 15:25

Adults with brain injuries who have at least an undergraduate degree are more likely to completely recover from their injury than those who didn't finish high school.

More high school compliance with concussion guidelines

2014-04-11 13:04

Concussions are often caused by a blow to the head, frequently in collision sports, and increasing numbers of high school athletes are complying with recommended guidelines.

Schumi: how brain injury could affect him

2014-01-30 15:34

Doctors are starting to lower Schumacher's sedation level in an effort to bring him out of his coma. Here's more about the effects a brain injury could have.


Fifth surgical implant for baby Nadya

2019-06-03 14:30

Nadya Roos is only three years old but has faced many challenges in her short life.

10-year-old girl takes care of brain-damaged mom for 4 years

2018-11-24 06:57

A 10-year-old girl has taken care of her mom for more than four years since she suffered a brain haemorrhage that left her with the mental capabilities of a small child.

Obesity adds to burden of traumatic brain injury

2018-08-21 11:28

Studies find that excessive weight gain is a common problem in the years following a traumatic brain injury.

Head injuries in sport may cause up to 7% decrease in thinking skills

2017-07-17 10:47

Researchers have found that boxers and mixed martial arts fighters have higher levels of certain brain proteins that reflect brain injury.

MRIs can predict brain problems in premature babies

2017-01-19 15:00

Brain scans shortly after premature babies' birth may pinpoint future developmental problems.

Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes tied to poorer brain power

2014-12-02 08:42

Type 2 diabetics who have poorly controlled blood glucose levels are more likely to develop forgetfulness, impulsivity and absent-mindedness and eventually, dementia.

Anaemia treatments don't boost brain injury recovery

2014-07-02 13:51

Medication to boost red blood cells and blood transfusions make no difference to the outcomes of people suffering from anaemia as a result of a severe head injury.

Serious head injuries can impair social interaction

2014-04-11 13:53

Children who suffered serious head injuries have a harder time remembering things and focusing on things as well, and that affects the way they interact with other people.

Finding the cause of newborn brain disorder

2014-04-04 08:34

Updated guidelines on newborn brain disorder or injury advise doctors to examine every possible factor that could have contributed to the brain injury.

Even mild head injuries may harm the brain

2013-12-19 14:22

Scientist report that even mild blows to the head might affect memory and thinking.

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