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Study Finds Brain Plaques Associated With Alzheimer’s In TBI Patients

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Researchers from the University of Cambridge, England, have found that patients with traumatic brain injury had increased deposits of β-Amyloid (Aβ) plaques, traditionally associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, in some areas of the patients’ brains. The find suggests there may be some changes caused by the injury linked to cognitive decline and possibly Alzheimer’s. Aβ plaques […]

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Analysis Shows Australian Rehabilitation Programs Are Cost Beneficial

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On a human level, rehabilitation programs for those with brain injuries are positive, just because every human deserves to live as healthy and happy of a life as possible. It turns out, it seems to be better on countries to rehabilitate patients than to offer long-term standard patient care. At least in Australia. Given, Australia […]

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Vascular Brain Injury May Play Important Role In Dementia

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The long-assumed connection between traumatic brain injury and dementia may be falling under question after recent studies suggested there was in fact no link, but new research is saying that brain damage caused by high blood pressure and strokes may be connected with dementia and cognitive brain problems. The study, from UC David Alzheimer’s Disease […]

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The Issues With Trusting The Recent CTE Findings

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Everyone interested in brain injury has been buzzing about the study saying abnormally high amounts of tau proteins related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy have been identified in living humans’ brains using a new form of positron emission tomography called FDDNP PET. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is associated with repeated traumatic brain injuries, and until this study, it […]

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Former Browns Quarterback Speaks About New Treatment For Brain Injury

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A former Cleveland Browns quarterback has been touting a recent treatment he has been receiving for the brain damage he suffered across 13 years playing in the NFL. Bernie Kosar has been visiting a Florida-based integrated physician named Dr. Rick Sponaugle for intravenous treatments and taking nutritional supplements aimed at increasing blood flow to his brain. Kosar […]

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TBI Not Linked To Heightened Chance Of Dementia

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There is a wide-spread belief that repeated traumatic brain injury and dementia are connected, but now a study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai suggests that belief may be wrong. The paper, entitled “Risk for Late-life Re-injury, Dementia, and Death Among Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury” found no link between TBI with […]

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High Blood Pressure Leads To Early Brain Injury

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According to scientists from the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of California, Davis, high blood pressure may lead to brain injury and premature brain aging, even among people with only slightly raised blood pressure. The researchers are investigating links between systolic blood pressure, and various indicators of brain injury among middle-aged adults. The latest […]

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Settlement May Earn Chronic Patients Much Needed Care

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The proposed agreement in a national class action would allow Medicare patients with severe chronic illnesses to keep receiving physical and occupational therapy at home or in nursing homes. The agreement has been accepted by the Obama administraion, and helps solve a long-running problem for Medicare patients. The old policy said patients must show improvement […]

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More Research About TBI and Football Comes Out

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The most recent report by the American Academy of Neurology confirmed the dangers of concussions and repetitive hits to the head in sports, especially football. This study’s results are far from earth-shattering, acting more as another brick in the construction of an objective understanding of the dangers of traumatic brain injuries, or TBI. The study […]

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Scientific Discovery Leads To Treatment For Brain Disorders

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Scientists may have just made the first steps to the development of regenerative treatments for those suffering from traumatic brain injuries or neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, or Parkinson’s disease. Scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich achieved this by changing non-functioning cells in the human brain into immature neurons, or potential working brain cells, […]

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