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Female athletes seek specialty care for concussion later than males
Female athletes seek specialty medical treatment later than male athletes for sports-related concussions (SRC), and this delay may cause them to experience more symptoms and longer recoveries. (2019-09-17)
Number of years in NFL, certain positions portend greater risk for cognitive, mental health problems
Study shows link between longer NFL career and higher risk of cognitive, mental health problems. (2019-08-30)
AAN issues guideline on vaccines and multiple sclerosis
Can a person with multiple sclerosis (MS) get regular vaccines? (2019-08-28)
Concussions linked to erectile dysfunction in former NFL players
Former NFL players reporting concussion symptoms following head injury more likely to report erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels. (2019-08-26)
Study: Blood test detects concussion and subconcussive injuries in children and adults
In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers at Orlando Health are making new progress in finding ways to detect a traumatic yet sinister brain injury -- and getting closer to preventing further damage. (2019-08-26)
Simple blood test unmasks concussions absent on CT scans
Many patients with concussion have normal CT scans and are discharged from the hospital without follow-up. (2019-08-23)
Study finds routine hits playing football cause damage to the brain
New research led by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Rochester Medical Center indicates that concussions aren't the sole cause of damage to the brain in contact sports. (2019-08-07)
Football-related head hits that don't cause concussions can still injure the brain
Measures of the integrity of midbrain white matter in 38 college-level American football players changed after a season of play even though all but two of the athletes did not suffer clinically defined concussions, according to a new study. (2019-08-07)
Researchers show how side hit to the head could damage brain, lead to concussion
Play contact sports for any length of time and at one point or another you're probably going to have your 'bell rung' by a powerful blow to the head from a hard hit or fall. (2019-07-31)
Findings from CARE Consortium added to global repository for brain injury data
Data from the CARE Consortium, the world's most comprehensive concussion study is now publicly available in a repository aimed at providing traumatic brain injury researchers access to a wealth of new knowledge. (2019-07-24)
Imaging shows brain matter alterations in US government personnel who served in Cuba
Images reveal key brain differences, particularly in the cerebellum, between impacted patients and healthy individuals, which may underlie clinical findings previously reported by the Penn team. (2019-07-23)
Hit your head, lose your sense of smell
People who suffer even a mild concussion can find it difficult to identify smells in the day that follows, and have anxiety problems a year later, a Canadian study finds. (2019-07-23)
Study: Rugby-style tackling may have lower force of impact than football-style tackling
The style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football, according to a preliminary study of college athletes released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis July 26-28, 2019. (2019-07-16)
Does use of headgear reduce the rate injuries in high school women's lacrosse?
Headgear worn during women's lacrosse practice and games can reduce the rate of head and face injuries as well as concussions, according to research presented by researchers in the Department of Orthopedics at the New York University Langone Health. (2019-07-14)
Study finds no correlation between brain function & head impacts after 2 seasons of tackle football
To date, most studies that have attempted to understand connections between neurocognitive function and sub-concussive head impacts have been retrospective -- and inconclusive. (2019-07-11)
A concussion can cost your job -- especially if you are young and well educated
A seemingly harmless concussion can cause the loss of a job -- especially for patients who are in their thirties and for those with a higher education. (2019-07-09)
After concussion, biomarkers in the blood may help predict recovery time
A study of high school and college football players suggests that biomarkers in the blood may have potential use in identifying which players are more likely to need a longer recovery time after concussion, according to a study published in the July 3, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2019-07-03)
Concussion rates are nearly double what we thought -- and summer is prime injury time
Canada's largest-ever concussion study, led by researchers at Toronto Rehab, has uncovered rates that are nearly double what has previously been recorded, showcasing the need for increased education about concussion and access to more specialized, best-in-practice concussion care. (2019-07-02)
New web-based tool accelerates research on conditions such as dementia, sports concussion
A new new cloud-computing web platform created by scientists in the United States, Europe and South America will allow researchers to track data and analyses on the brain, potentially reducing delays in discovery. (2019-06-12)
Motorized scooter head injuries on the rise, Rutgers study finds
Facial and head injuries from riding electric scooters have tripled over the past decade, according to a Rutgers study. (2019-06-11)
Concussion is a leading cause of injury for children in recreational sports
In a two-year study of children between ages 5-11 who play recreational sports, more suffered concussions than most any other sports-related injury. (2019-06-03)
Concussion symptoms reversed by magnetic therapy
Concussion symptoms -- such as loss of balance and ability to walk straight -- can be reversed by a new type of magnetic stimulation (2019-05-30)
Concussions in elite soccer not assessed according to expert recommendations: study
An average of at least one potential concussive event occurred per game during the 2016 UEFA European Championship and nearly three quarters of the head collision incidents did not result in a medical assessment by sideline health-care personnel, according to a review published today in the journal BMJ Open. (2019-05-30)
Statin use associated with reduced risk of dementia after concussion in older adults
Concussion is a common brain injury. This observational study of nearly 29,000 adults (66 and older) diagnosed with concussion examined whether statin use was associated with risk of long-term dementia after a concussion. (2019-05-20)
Study paves way for better treatment of lingering concussion symptoms
The results of the study, released in Neuroscience journal, show that significant levels of fatigue and poorer brain function can persist for months, or even years, following concussion. (2019-05-15)
What makes athletes report or hide concussion symptoms?
Whether or not an NCAA Division I athlete is likely to report concussion symptoms depends on factors including their vested interests, their understanding of health implications, and their team culture and societal influences drawn from narratives of performance circulating in media, according to a study published May 8, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Steven Corman of Arizona State University, USA, and colleagues. (2019-05-08)
Study finds biomarker of CTE in some former athletes with multiple concussions
In a group of former professional athletes who experienced multiple concussions, a new study has found that approximately half the group had higher than normal levels of a protein called tau in their cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid surrounding the brain and spine. (2019-05-08)
New study tracks perils of water polo head injuries
Water polo athletes take note: A new study by University of California, Irvine researchers maps out the frequency of head injuries in the sport and reveals which positions are the most vulnerable. (2019-05-02)
Blood pressure drug shows no benefit in Parkinson's disease
A study of a blood pressure drug does not show any benefit for people with Parkinson's disease, according to findings released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4-10, 2019. (2019-05-02)
Simple test can indicate prolonged symptoms following pediatric sports-related concussion
Researchers from Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado, have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balance test can indicate that children and adolescents will experience prolonged symptoms following sports-related concussion. (2019-04-16)
Study: Impact of concussions reduced in children with more years of sport experience
Research from York University's Faculty of Health found that children who have played in a performance sport for at least seven years, and have a history of concussion, recover better from concussions than children who have fewer years in the sport. (2019-04-04)
First ratings for youth football helmets address sport's largest pool of athletes
With the release of youth football-helmet ratings by the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab -- already renowned for their helmet ratings for varsity football and other sports -- consumers can see which helmets best reduce concussion risk. (2019-03-20)
Stanford researchers outline the role of a deep brain structure in concussion
Through a combination of biometric tracking, simulated modeling and medical imaging, researchers detail how hits to the side of the head cause concussion. (2019-03-12)
Kids' concussion recovery like snakes and ladders game
During the first 24 hours, home and leisure activities may be undertaken as long as they are only for five minutes at a time, and stopped if symptoms increase. (2019-03-11)
Scientists teach machines to predict recovery time from sports-related concussions
Deciding when an athlete can return to the game after a head injury makes managing the treatment of sports-related concussions very complicated. (2019-03-07)
Concussion treatment: Adolescent athletes 'prescribed' aerobic exercise recovered faster
Adolescent athletes who sustained concussions while playing a sport recovered more quickly when they underwent a supervised, aerobic exercise regimen, a study published Feb. (2019-02-04)
Mental health disorders common following mild head injury
A new study reveals that approximately 1 in 5 individuals may experience mental health symptoms up to six months after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), suggesting the importance of follow-up care for these patients. (2019-01-30)
Brain vital signs capture undetected impairments in ice hockey players with concussions
A team of brain researchers have published results from a multi-year hockey concussion study, which tracked young Junior A male ice hockey players using a new brainwave monitoring method called 'brain vital signs.' The study showed that 'brain vital signs' -- a breakthrough for analyzing complex brainwave data to provide a simple and objective physiological evaluation of brain function -- is more sensitive in detecting brain function changes related to concussion than existing clinical tests. (2019-01-17)
Athletes should build neck strength to avoid concussions, Rutgers researchers recommend
Rutgers researchers have proposed a solution for athletes at higher risk for sports-related concussions, such as football and soccer: Protect your head with neck-strengthening exercises in the pre-season. (2019-01-16)
Quality of life in adolescents recovering from sports-related concussion or fracture
Researchers studied health-related quality of life in adolescents with sports-related concussion or extremity fracture during their recovery periods. (2019-01-15)
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