All posts in 'Brain Injury'

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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ImPACT and ImPACT Pediatric Devices Get FDA Clearance

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

ImPACT, a computerized medical device designed to test a patient’s cognitive ability after concussion, is the first of its kind to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) de novo clearance. The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) and ImPACT Pediatric are intended as part of the medical evaluation..
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Why You Should Turn Off Your Smartphones Before Bed

Posted on August 22nd, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Many of us may struggle with lack of sleep due to use of our smartphones and tablets. These devices that are supposed to make life easier may be causing you to lose sleep. Light is perceived by the eyes in different wavelengths. These different wavelengths produce different color sensations. These..
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Tracking and Enforcement Limited on Amusement Rides

Posted on August 22nd, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Seventy-five people were injured and two were killed on Wisconsin amusement rides in the last decade, but tracking and enforcement is limited, according to the Sheboygan Press. People ride millions of rides at amusement parks and fairs every year, but the safety of these rides is currently in question. However,..
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Concussions increasing specifically in adolescents

Posted on August 18th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

A new study published in The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine found that the number of concussions in the general population is growing, more specifically in the adolescent age group. The researchers at UC San Francisco recommended that this age group be prioritized in concussion education, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention...
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Reducing long-term effects of traumatic brain injury

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

Traumatic brain injury can cause serious, chronic conditions, such as depression and thinking and memory problems. Researchers reported in a new study that these aftereffects can be minimized by using a neuron-targeting nanoparticle in an animal model, according to a news release from the American Chemical Society. The American Chemical..
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PTSD After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted on August 16th, 2016 · Posted in Brain Injury

Post-traumatic stress disorder occurs after an individual experiences some traumatic event, such as warfare or disaster. While many have studied PTSD in the military, a new study looks at PTSD in civilians. This new studied identified risk factors of PTSD following a mild traumatic brain injury, allowing for screening for..
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