A new study published in PLOS Computational Biology could help doctors understand why some injuries to the brain are so much worse than others.
The Food and Drug Administration approved lithium salts to treat depression and mania. In fact, it was the first drug approved to do so. Now, according to a new study by Rutgers University, lithium may help prevent nerve cells from dying and preserve brain function in people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
During a 2015 inspection of the Veterans Administration Regional Office in Boston, one in six traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases were assessed the wrong degree of disability. This is in spite of a warning some four years ago that there needed to more safeguards and oversight.
Brain injury victims often suffer from memory loss, but a new and "shocking" cure could help people with brain injuries overcome some of the worst aspects of losing their memory. A recent paper, published in the medical journal, Current Biology, illuminates the promise of a new medical treatment. Recently, using mild electrical pulses, physicians have improved the memories of people suffering from brain injury and dementia.
Each year, about 1.5 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In the military, blast injuries are common. Of the soldiers who are injured, between 15 and 30 percent will develop neurophychiatric disorders later on that can include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. While men are more likely to suffer from a TBI, women have a higher risk of developing a disorder related to their mental health, according to a recent study presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th meeting in Orlando, Florida.
We know that brain injuries are an all-to-common casualty of war. Many people also suffer them in car crashes and playing sports. However, acts of violence can also cause brain injuries.
According to a report run in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, there could be a significant link between traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The link between concussions and the National Football League was finally admitted by the professional football league. The NFL presented data last week that showed an 11 percent decrease in the number of concussions in the league compared to last year.
According to a recently study, soccer players who utilize a common move called "heading" have a higher risk of suffering a concussion. The study results were published in a news release at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
A recent study reported in the journal Neurology found that an improvement in sleep quality helped improve brain function in patients suffering from moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries.