All posts in 'Brain Injury'

Train Crashes into Station in New Jersey

Posted on September 29th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

A commuter train crashed into the station in Hoboken, New Jersey, leaving one dead and about 100 injured, some of them serious injuries, according to the New York Times article. An agency employee was on hands and knees pulling people out of the first train car, which was practically destroyed. The train..
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Wisconsin will Implement New Distracted Driving Law

Posted on September 28th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Wisconsin is implementing a new law to curb distracted driving that will take effect October 1st, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. It bans handheld cell phone usage in all construction or work zones. Hands free devices are exempt as well as emergency calls. However, more research is showing..
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Milwaukee Car Crash Kills Two People

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

In Milwaukee, WI, two people died in a fatal crash that happened around 9:30 a.m. on September 22nd on the corner of 76th Street and Sheridan Avenue. The Milwaukee police are investigating the crash, and say that a City of Milwaukee Public Works truck was traveling westbound on Sheridan Avenue..
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The question of criminal intent and brain injury

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

The findings in one study were striking: out of 15 people on death row, 100 percent of them had a severe brain injury. We wrote a blog last week about whether or not brain injury precludes conviction in a domestic violence case. This question still has no clear answer. In..
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Does Brain Damage Preclude Conviction?

Posted on September 15th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

The Marshall Project reported on a little known case in Alaska that raised some important questions. The questions straight from the report: Can a man be convicted of assault for endangering others when the crime occurs while he is suffering from a brain hemorrhage? Does a prosecutor, who knows the..
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Sugar Industry Shaped Decades of Dietary Guidelines

Posted on September 14th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

The New York Times just recently published an article that stated the sugar industry paid scientists to downplay the connection between sugar and heart disease. Instead, they blamed saturated fat, according to newly released historical documents. The study was actually published in a prominent journal, The New England Journal of..
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Georgetown will offer preferential status to descendants of slaves

Posted on September 6th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

By Jennifer Ball Georgetown will award preferential status to the descendants of 272 slaves whose sale it profited from in 1838 among other efforts to atone for the past, according to the Washington Post. The sale, organized by two of Georgetown’s early presidents, was worth about $3.3 million by today’s..
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What are the health benefits of exercise?

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Time magazine’s cover story this week is on the science of exercise. In light of this, the magazine published an online piece about the seven surprising benefits of exercise. Here are some of them. Exercise is good for your brain Exercise can help new blood vessels develop in the brain...
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TBI Leads to Long Term Damage, Study Finds

Posted on August 29th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

A new study said that youth who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely to experience long-term psychological and social problems than their unharmed siblings. TBI constitutes the leading cause of morbidity and mortality of people under the age of 45 in the world, the study’s background information..
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Stem Cells Have Potential to Help Patients Who Have Strokes

Posted on August 25th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Scientists have developed a therapeutic technique using stem cells in mice with stroke-induced brain damage that dramatically increases the production of nerve cells. The study was funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was published in Nature Medicine. The team of researchers combined two kinds of treatments to optimize..
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