Skull Reconstruction Helps With Deformities
After tumors or accidents, the skull may be so damaged that a helmet is required to protect the brain because few other options are available. Now a new surgical technique provides complex skull reconstruction.
Headaches Common in Women
It can take a while to get back to normal even after a mild traumatic brain injury. Regardless of severity, headaches are common in the year after such an injury.
Bloodstream Biomarkers Could Indicate Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury can't always be diagnosed as quickly as doctors would prefer. Discovering biomarkers in the blood could help them quickly and accurately diagnose it.
Neurological Connectivity Disrupted After Brain Injury
Following a traumatic brain injury, some patients just aren't themselves. They might experience trouble sleeping, mood swings, psychotic behavior and problems with impulse control.
No Pass, No Playing Ball
To play or not to play, that is the question. After a concussion is experienced, the art of decision-making regarding whether to let an athlete return to play ball can be more objective now due to the ImPACT test.
Head Injuries Can Lead to Violence
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has long-term health implications including changes in memory capacity and emotions. Some behaviors resulting from these changes include irritability, impulsiveness and violence.
Resveratrol is a wine derived compound that has been shown to offer protective qualities for the brain. For resveratrol to be therapeutic, one must drink 50 glasses of wine shortly after a blow to the brain. That may be a bit too much even for true wine-lovers!
Hockey Hunks Hitting Heads
Macho guys used to feel a sense of bravado returning to competition soon after head injuries. Expressions such as "Be a man" or "Maybe that will knock some sense into you" were not helpful. Doctors have now developed a greater appreciation for sidelining professional athletes for a longer time after recurrent concussions.
Football Injuries are Increasing
Associating with sports teams is a valuable experience for all ages. The risk/reward ratio is worth considering when football is your child's sport of choice.
Offensive Behavior and TBI
Youth offenders may have a higher proportional rate of traumatic brain injury (TBI) than the general population, according to a new study from the University of Exeter's School of Psychology.