Tag Archives | traumatic brain injury
key-and-peele-movie

Key & Peele Humorously Show Why Sports Have To Have Concussion Protocols

Traumatic brain injuries are not much of a laughing matter, but comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have made a name for themselves by finding the humor in thorny topics like race and gender politics in our society. Given their open love of sports, it was only a matter of time before they set their [...]

Read full story
Is a GoPro Camera Responsible For Michael Schumacher’s Severe Brain Injuries?

Is a GoPro Camera Responsible For Michael Schumacher’s Severe Brain Injuries?

The severe brain injury of Michael Schumacher was both tragic and shocking, but a new report on the Formula 1 driver’s accident could have implications for the entire sports industry – especially extreme sports. GoPro cameras have become hugely popular among skiers, cyclists, and other extreme sports lovers for the easy ability to mount the [...]

Read full story
62b1c_parents-role-character-dev-post

Two New Studies Show Concussion Misconceptions Still Common Among Parents

There are a fair amount of misconceptions surrounding concussions, and Medical Xpress reports two new studies suggest these widespread misunderstandings and myths could be hindering the treatment and recovery of children who have experienced a brain injury. The two studies were presented today at a pre-conference symposium on pediatric sports medicine at the American Academy [...]

Read full story
Cheer Fall

Is Cheerleading Becoming The Most Dangerous Sport for Concussions?

Brutal sports like football, boxing, and hockey get most of the attention when it comes to brain injuries in athletics, but there are several other sports with notable issues of their own. One particular sport could even overtake football as one of the most dangerous sports when it comes to the risk of concussions. Jasmine [...]

Read full story
Part-HKG-Hkg10103723-1-1-0

Formula One Racer Jules Bianchi Suffers Severe Traumatic Brain Injury During Race in Japan

While one former Formula One racing champion is making progress in his rehabilitation from a severe traumatic brain injury unrelated to racing, another driver, Jules Bianchi, has suffered a severe brain injury during a race in Japan which has put him in critical but stable condition. “Jules remains in the Intensive Care Unit of the [...]

Read full story

Stroke Drug May Provide Effective TBI Treatment

A study published in PLoS ONE says the only drug currently approved to treat the disabling effects of strokes may also be a potential treatment for similar damage in more moderate forms of traumatic brain injury, if the drug is used in the form of a nasal spray. Researchers Ye Xiong, Ph.D, Zhongu Lui, Ph.D., [...]

Read full story
HBO Explores The Link Between CTE and Domestic Violence in Football

HBO Explores The Link Between CTE and Domestic Violence in Football

The NFL currently has plenty of scandals on their hands. While still dealing with the fallout from Adrian Peterson’s domestic abuse and initial mishandling of the situation, news has surfaced that Jovan Belcher has been posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Belcher was a former NFL player who killed his girlfriend and then himself in [...]

Read full story
30-shane-morris-concussion-w1200-h630-2x-1940×1018

University of Michigan Concussion Scandal Highlights Changing Attitudes About Brain Injuries

Concussions in football are far from abnormal, and it isn’t unheard of for athletes to continue competing after suffering a brain injury on the field. A few years ago, it is likely that the events happening at the University of Michigan ever the past week would have been a non-issue. Instead it represents the quickly [...]

Read full story
CTE

Over 95 Percent of Examined NFL Players Showed Signs of CTE

It has become terrifyingly routine for deceased former NFL players to be diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The NFL continues to downplay the issues of brain injuries in the league as they continue their protracted legal battle with former players, but new data from the nation’s largest brain bank dedicated to traumatic brain injury [...]

Read full story
Teenagers Who Have Experienced TBI Show Higher Rates of Harmful Behavior

Teenagers Who Have Experienced TBI Show Higher Rates of Harmful Behavior

Teenagers who have experienced a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime are significantly more likely to exhibit harmful behavior according to a new study published in the online journal PLoS ONE. The findings say this is especially true for girls. The researchers analyzed responses from 9,288 Ontario students between Grades 7 and 12 about 13 [...]

Read full story