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Mom Unconscious, Son Concussed In Fatal Ala. Airport Sign Accident

Posted on March 25th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

A mother who was hit by a falling sign at an Alabama airport Friday remained unconscious and in intensive care, while one of her sons was recovering from a concussion sustained during the accident, according to One of the woman’s other sons was killed in the freak incident, and..
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Mild TBI Often Accompanied By Vascular Injury, Study Says

Posted on March 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

A new study has found that what is often diagnosed in brain trauma patients as diffuse axonal injury may in fact be bleeding, according to Clinical Psychiatry News. The findings of the study, conducted by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, were presented last week at the..
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NFL Passes Helmet-Hit Rule To Prevent Head Injuries

Posted on March 21st, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

The National Football League this week made a rule change that has some players and fans griping. In a 31-1 vote, the league voted to bar ball carriers and defensive players from putting their heads down to initiate contact with the crown of their helmets once they get in the..
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Quest Develops Commercial Test To Diagnose Dementia

Posted on March 21st, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

There’s been a lot of news in the past week about potential tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, with the latest coming from Quest Diagnostics. Quest and its unit, Athena Diagnostics, unveiled their test at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting this week in San Diego. In..
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Heart Rate, Blood Pressure Tests May Detect Concussions

Posted on March 20th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

With so much bad news coming out about Alzheimer’s disease recently, it’s a relief to hear that there appears to be progress on the concussion front. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona say they may have found a key to developing an accurate biological test for concussions, according the..
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One In Three Seniors Dies With Alzheimer’s Or Another Dementia

Posted on March 19th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

The news about Alzheimer’s disease is just not good. Here is the latest unpleasant fact to sink your teeth into: One in three seniors in the United States dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. That’s what the Alzheimer’s Association announced this week when it released its “2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts..
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MS-Related Cognitive Problems Signal Extensive Brain Damage

Posted on March 18th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who have issues with memory, attention, and concentration have signs of extensive brain damage, according to a recent study. The research, published this month in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) , found that those with..
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Rapper Lil Wayne Recovering After Seizure

Posted on March 16th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Rapper Lil Wayne remained hospitalized in Los Angeles and recovering after suffering a seizure Friday, according to CNN. Twitter had been flooded with speculation that the New Orleans singer had been placed in an induced coma and was near death. But the artist’s Twitter account put out this tweet..
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NFL, GE Unveil Their $60 Million Brain Trauma Initiative

Posted on March 15th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

The full page ads began running in The New York Times this week. “The brain has all the knowledge,” the ad says. “Yet we have very little knowledge about the brain.” The ad explains that General Electric and the National Football League are teaming up to form the Head Health..
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FDA Plans To Ease Approval Process For Alzheimer’s Drugs

Posted on March 14th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Here’s a breakthrough, though not in the lab, that could tremendously boost research on Alzheimer’s drugs: The Food and Drug Administration plans to ease up its requirements to approve such medications. It was actually more than a month ago, in early February, that the FDA announced its new draft guidance..
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