Archive for September, 2008

Group calls for free malaria treatment in Africa

Posted on September 30th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

NOTE: Malaria not only kills 1 million people each year, survivors may suffer brain damage. Children are the most vulnerable to this disease. Date: 9/30/2008 9:22 AM By DONNA BRYSONAssociated Press Writer JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) _ Making tests and treatment for malaria free dramatically increases the number of people..
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Accessibility and the Internet

Posted on September 27th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

The world is forever changing and nowhere is it more evident than in the field of technology. For all of us who have been on the Web for the past decade, the internet of today is a far cry from its humble beginnings. In the past few years Web pages..
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Apple to make iTunes more accessible for the blind

Posted on September 26th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 9/26/2008 10:45 AM By JAY LINDSAYAssociated Press Writer BOSTON (AP) _ Apple Inc. and the Massachusetts attorney general have reached an agreement that will give blind people equal access to Apple Inc.’s iTunes and iTunes U programs. Attorney General Martha Coakley said details of the agreement will be announced..
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Stroke and Trauma

Posted on September 25th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

A side note to the story below: Most people would never connect these two words: stroke and trauma. But stroke is a problem that affects at least 10% of our clients, yet such strokes are never diagnosed acutely. Strokes in automobile wrecks happen predominantly in two ways: First, the twisting..
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Study: Extending time of stroke drug treatment OK

Posted on September 25th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 9/24/2008 6:52 PM By ALICIA CHANGAP Science Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Stroke sufferers can still benefit from clot-busting medicine even if they receive it an hour or so beyond the current three-hour window after symptoms start, an important new study suggests. The finding could potentially extend treatment to..
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State Brain Injury Associations: Advocacy on the Move

Posted on September 24th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

The acknowledgment that brain injury is an important concern has been sparked by stories of soldiers affected by the war in Iraq. But long before 911 or our involvement in Iraq, the United States has been well served by the Brain Injury Association of America in its advocacy for brain..
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VA quadruples payment to vets with brain injuries

Posted on September 23rd, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 9/23/2008 6:23 PM By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) _ The government is more than quadrupling monthly payments to some veterans suffering brain injuries, as the number of such war wounds mounts from the roadside bombings of Iraq and Afghanistan. The new compensation is based on the..
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Norwegian court rejects lawsuit by divers

Posted on September 23rd, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 9/9/2008 2:34 PM By BJORN H. AMLANDAssociated Press Writer OSLO, Norway (AP) _ A Norwegian court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by nearly 20 divers who claim their health was seriously damaged from working at extreme depths during oil exploration in the North Sea three decades ago. The Oslo..
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US researchers call off controversial autism study

Posted on September 22nd, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 9/17/2008 8:32 PM By CARLA K. JOHNSONAssociated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) _ A government agency has dropped plans for a study of a controversial treatment for autism that critics had called an unethical experiment on children. The National Institute of Mental Health said in a statement Wednesday that the..
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