Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
It's a whole lot more than just feeling groggy for a few days.
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.
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.
Some changes in brain structure and chemistry have been observed in athletes who take hits during play.
Studies have shown that both children and adults have slower transfer of information between the two brain halves immediately after a traumatic brain injury.
A tiny wireless electronic sensor can be implanted in the brain following an injury, and then completely dissolve when its job is done.
German doctors recently diagnosed the first case of bleeding in the brain that might have been caused by headbanging at a rock concert.
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.
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.
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.
Nadya Roos is only three years old but has faced many challenges in her short life.
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.
Studies find that excessive weight gain is a common problem in the years following a traumatic brain injury.
Researchers have found that boxers and mixed martial arts fighters have higher levels of certain brain proteins that reflect brain injury.
Brain scans shortly after premature babies' birth may pinpoint future developmental problems.
Type 2 diabetics who have poorly controlled blood glucose levels are more likely to develop forgetfulness, impulsivity and absent-mindedness and eventually, dementia.
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.
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.
Updated guidelines on newborn brain disorder or injury advise doctors to examine every possible factor that could have contributed to the brain injury.
Scientist report that even mild blows to the head might affect memory and thinking.
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