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What is a state of altered consciousness?

There are many potential complications of traumatic brain injury, with a state of altered consciousness being one of the most concerning. Altered consciousness is nothing more than a change in a person's consciousness, responsiveness, or awareness. While this is simple to define, it can be extremely difficult to treat.

Study shows why females suffer less brain injury at birth

It has been known for some time that female infants appear less vulnerable to a specific birth injury, but scientists did not know why. The injury occurs if complications arise during birth that deprives infant brains of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood. This deprivation can lead to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, which causes many long-term neurological conditions including cerebral palsy and learning disabilities. It may also cause death in some cases.

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