All posts in 'Brain Injury'

Study: Urine Test for Fatigue Could Prevent Accidents

Posted on December 7th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Many times in the news this year, we have heard about bus and car crashes that have had devastating results. Sometimes accidents could be caused by fatigue of the truck, bus, and car drivers. Other jobs that hold lives in their hands are pilots, air traffic controllers, and doctors. Fatigue..
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Sleep deprivation may cause brain damage in children

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

Children who don’t get enough sleep may be at risk for structural changes in their brain matter, according to CDA News. A study from the University Hospital of Zurich found that sleep deprivation can cause damage to the back parts of the brain and also to the myelin. Myelin is..
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Treating the Most Vulnerable Brains: Newborn Babies

Posted on December 5th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Newborn babies are small and vulnerable. When there is a lack of oxygen, newborn babies may have fatal consequences or become brain damaged. Blood can stop flowing to the brain, thus depriving it of oxygen and nutrients. Babies that are born prematurely are at even greater risk of developing brain..
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Trucking Company Bans Cellphone Use While Driving, Others May Follow Suit

Posted on December 1st, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

A settlement totaling $3.75 million was awarded to a couple who was hit from behind by a truck driver who apparently was on the phone when the accident occurred, according to the Post and Courier. The couple was represented by a Charleston, South Carolina firm. The truck driver even made..
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Distracted Driving Causing Traffic Deaths to Increase

Posted on November 17th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

You’re on your way to a restaurant to meet your friend for lunch. You hear your phone buzz. It could be your friend canceling the lunch you’re on your way to. Do you look at your phone even though you’re driving? Or do you continue driving to the lunch that..
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Protein Complex That Could Aid In Brain Injury Recovery

Posted on November 11th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

A new study sheds light on some of the after-effects of a traumatic brain injury. After a TBI, your brain may start to repair itself innately by activating neural stem cells that lay dormant before. Jinhui Chen, PhD of the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery,..
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Scientists Successfully Complete Neuron Transplant in Mice

Posted on November 1st, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

New research out of Germany successfully proved the concept of neuron transplant in mice, according to an article in the Huffington Post. A neuron transplant in humans could help repair the damage caused by traumatic brain injury or stroke. Scientists are hard at work trying to find a way to..
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Comparing the Palm Springs Bus Crash to New York Bus Crash

Posted on October 27th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

One of the really interesting angles of the Palm Springs bus crash story covered by the media is the comparison to the March 2011 bus crash in New York. The two accidents, though separated by a few years, were eerily similar. The LA Times reported on this story. The Palm..
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Driver of California Bus Crash Cited For Safety Violations

Posted on October 26th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Monday we blogged about the California bus crash that occurred near Palm Springs and killed thirteen people, including the driver and owner of the tour bus company. The bus was transporting people from a casino back to Los Angeles. The passengers who survived the Palm Springs bus crash were left..
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California Freeway Bus Crash: Cause Is Still Unknown

Posted on October 24th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

The deadly California freeway bus crash that occurred on I-10 near Palm Springs Sunday morning resulted in 13 deaths and 31 people taken to the hospital. It is believed that none of the passengers were wearing seat belts. The California Highway Patrol chief said that they may never know the..
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