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Traumatic Brain Injuries In Sports

Sports are a fun and healthy form of both recreation and physical fitness for adults and children alike. However, with all of the benefits of sports also comes the risk of serious injuries. Athletes, especially those who play sports for a living, suffer from various injuries on a regular basis, such as broken

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Severe TBI Causes Melatonin drop with Insomnia

In the May 25, 2010 issue of Neurology, Australian physician J.A. Shekleton, M.D., and colleagues published an article regarding their study of the sleep patterns of people with severe TBI. The researchers had 23 people who had sustained a severe TBI an average of 14 months earlier and 23 age-matched, healthy people spend

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Progesterone for TBI going into Phase III Clinical Trials

Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone found in both genders. The brain is loaded with progesterone receptors. Dr. David Wright, associate professor of emergency medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, is an expert on using progesterone in the emergency room to treat new cases of TBI. In an earlier 3 year trial

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Synthetic Tumeric Reduces TBI Damage

At this time there is no FDA approved treatment for TBI. Experiments have been done with cooling helmets and hyperbaric oxygen chambers, but these have not led to FDA approval. Physicians keep trying. Recently scientists as the Salk Institute for Biological Study observed that a compound called CNB-001 (the active ingredient in the

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Amphetamines for TBI ups the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Some physicians prescribe stimulant containing amphetamines like Dexedrine for people with TBI to increase their wakefulness, energy, and attentional focus. While these are all good benefits, there is a cost to chronic amphetamine use beyond addiction. According to a study released on February 22, 2011 by Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, PhD of

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Post-Concussive Headache

Seventy percent of people who suffer mild TBI develop. Such headache does not come from bruising of the brain itself, because the brain has no pain fibers. Post-concussive headache can come from bruising of the scalp; stretch injury to the pain nerves in the meninges (the membranes which cover the brain) or the

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Concussion Injuries: The Silent Accident Related Injury

After a serious accident, you may not be able to see the initial signs of a concussion. In fact, in most cases the symptoms may not present themselves until several days after the accident. However, it does not mean that this serious condition is not there. If you were involved in a serious

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Acupressure Improves Cognitive Performance in Mild TBI Patients

A University of Colorado Boulder study published in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of Neurotrauma indicates that Jin Shin acupressure treatment (in which fingertip pressure is applied to instead of acupuncture needles) can improve cognitive function in people with mild TBI. The mild TBI group treated by an expert with acupressure

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Any TBI (Even Mild) Raises Your Risk of Death for 13 Years

In March 2011 researchers in Glasgow, Scotland, reported in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry that people with a of death for 13 years following their injury. They tracked 2,000 people (757 of whom had a Traumatic Brain Injury) who were admitted to one of five Glasgow hospitals between 1995-1996. They designated

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