Tag: concussion

ATV Crash Data Show Helmets ‘Clearly’ Protect the Brain

Kids who wear helmets and are involved in all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashes are less likely to suffer a severe brain injury, new research suggests. In...

When Are Head Injury Risks Highest for Young Soccer Players?

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Young soccer players have more head impacts during practices but experience more severe head...

1 in 4 U.S. Teens Has Had a Concussion

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nearly one in four American teens has suffered at least one concussion, according...

A New Biomarker of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Plasma levels of von Willebrand factor may be a useful biomarker of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its severity, new research suggests. “Reliable detection of...

Doctor Killed in South Carolina Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie — the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed, along with three family members and a...

Women More Prone to Concussion’s Long-Term Harms

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — After a concussion, women may be at heightened risk of lasting physical and...

Progesterone Effective in Speeding Recovery From TBI?

Progesterone may have a protective effect against the impact of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in female athletes when the injury takes place during the...

Sleep Issues a Long-Term Effect of Concussions

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Concussions can increase the long-term risk of a wide range of sleep disorders, a...

FDA Clears Device to Protect Kids Against Head Injury

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new over-the-counter device designed to protect children aged 13 years and older from sports-related traumatic...

Concussion Blood Biomarkers Predict Athletes’ Return to Play

Two plasma biomarkers were notably associated with when athletes return to action after concussions, according to a new study of collegiate athletes and recovery time....

ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion

Young people with certain learning disorders, such as attention-deficit disorder/attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and dyslexia, can perform worse on commonly used concussion tests, a new study...

Predictors of Improvement in Disorders of Consciousness

Younger age, shorter time since injury, higher level of responsiveness and consciousness, and EEG reactivity to eye opening are all factors that can predict 6-month...

Cumulative Brain Damage in Athletes Can Occur Without Concussion

Even athletes who don’t experience concussion but suffer repeated jolts or falls inherent in contact sports can experience subtle and cumulative brain changes, new imaging...

Repeated Hits to the Head Tied to Early Death in NFL Players

Repetitive hits to the head, not just concussions, during a professional football career are associated with a statistically significant and substantially increased risk for death,...