Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia Breaks Down The Connection Between TBI and CTE

The recent Boston University study that linked traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic enchephalopathy (CTE) has been making news nation-wide, but for many it is hard to understand. A lot of the writing and discussion about the study have been from scientific journals or academics that don’t aim to make their conversation easy to […]

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Children’s Brains Show Structural Change Long After Symptoms

Children who have sustained a traumatic brain injury have evident brain change for long after the physical symptoms subside. These findings were published in The Journal of Neuroscience, and the implications for children are not great. Children have more fragile brains than adults because their brains are still developing. While there has been huge concern […]

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Pentagon Says Military TBI Is Down 42 Percent

The latest traumatic brain injury news from the Pentagon is surprisingly good, as they report that incidences of TBI among U.S. troops are down 42 percent. That is a drop from 644.6 per month in 2011 to 372.8 for 2012. Time doesn’t know what is necessarily the cause of the drop, be it better armor, smaller numbers […]

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Lauren Smith Offers Advice For Parents of Young Football Players

Dr. Lauren Smith is the interim health commissioner of the state Department of Public Health in Massachusetts, and was instrumental in state legislation to force high school coaches to be more educated about concussions, as well as requiring approval from a physician before an athlete with a possible brain injury can return to play. After […]

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Gulf War Syndrome Revisited

The controversy surrounding the reality of the Gulf War Syndrome may be drawing to an end. With more than 50% of the Gulf War veterans experiencing physical, neurological and psychological issues arising from exposure to toxins in the war, the research into the existence of a Gulf War Syndrome has been long and complicated, but […]

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Diabetes Drug May Reduce Damage From Strokes

A drug already on the market has been shown to reduce brain damage after strokes in patients with type 2 diabetes. Currently, the only available treatment to decrease the consequences of a stroke is thrombolysis, a chemical that dissolves blood clots in vessels of the brain when quickly administered. However, as Science Codex reports, linagliptin, […]

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New Biomaterials Assist Neuroregeneration

New tests on a biomaterial that is implanted into the brain to favor neuroregeneration in areas with brain damage look favorable for the material, according to Medical Xpress. Animal testing in rats shows that these types of implants are colonized within two months by neural progenitor cells and irrigated by new blood vessels, which allows the generation […]

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Controversy and Diagnosis: The new DSM

The revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is scheduled for publication and release. The new DSM has been plagued with controversy in the formulation of several diagnoses and several committee members have resigned in protest during the process of revising this “psychiatric disease bible”. Changes to the diagnoses of: depression; compulsive over-eating; hoarding; […]

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Study Finds More Evidence Linking TBI and CTE

New research published in the scientific journal Brain helps support the theory that repeated “mild” traumatic brain injuries can lead to long-term degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The study examined brain samples from 85 people with histories of repeated mild TBI, and the study alone has doubled the number of CTE […]

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Will Expanded Veteran’s Benefits for Brain Injury Really Work

The Department of Veterans Affairs is releasing new rules for comment related to the proposed expanded benefits for TBI and related issues. The questions are already arising from many ranks concerning the expanded access to benefits. Critics are commenting on the limitations imposed by severity as the proposed benefits address only moderate to severe injuries […]

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