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Can xenon gas prevent blast-related traumatic brain injury?

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The vast majority of traumatic brain injuries are the result of blunt force trauma – striking your head against either the ground or an object. This can also be caused by whiplash-like motions that cause the brain to bounce against the inside of the skull. However, a number of brain injuries – particularly those endured […]

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Researchers find strongest evidence yet linking TBI to dementia

Researchers find strongest evidence yet linking TBI to dementia

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There has long been a body of anecdotal evidence associating traumatic brain injury (TBI) and dementia, but the connection has remained largely unclear. Now, a team of researchers from Umea University in Sweden says they’ve found the strongest evidence yet showing that TBI can directly increase the risk for dementia in older adults. According to […]

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VA works with PINK Concussions to encourage PTSD and TBI research in women

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Donated brains have become an integral part of research into both chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, the vast majority of brains donated to brain banks have come from male athletes and soldiers. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working to correct this discrepancy with a collaboration between its […]

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Brett Favre explores concussions in football with a new documentary

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Throughout his nearly 20 years in the NFL, Brett Favre suffered a number of injuries. However, few of those injuries have had anywhere near the lasting impact of Favre’s concussions. He can’t even guess exactly how many brain injuries he had before his career-ending concussion in 2010. Now, Favre is exploring his own history with […]

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Motorcycle drivers and passengers face high risk for TBI – helmet or no helmet

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Motorcycle riders and their passengers face a uniquely high risk for traumatic brain injuries, especially if they neglect to put on a helmet. This might seem like common sense, but a new U.S. study shows a large number of riders still go helmetless – especially when it comes to passengers. The new study, published in […]

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Link between stomach and brain could lead to dangerous “feedback loop” after TBI

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Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine say they’ve discovered a relationship between the brain and stomach that could reshape how we think about brain injuries. According to the report published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, a two-way relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and intestinal changes may contribute to increased […]

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Some football positions may be riskier for concussions that others

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These days, just about everyone knows football is a dangerous sport for your brain. But, what they might not know is that some positions may be riskier than others. A recently published, NFL-funded study suggests that some players are more likely to experience more severe brain injuries more frequently than other positions. As lead researcher […]

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Lawmaker pledges to donate his brain for TBI research

Lawmaker pledges to donate his brain for TBI research

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After listening to several former NFL players testify about the effects and risks of traumatic brain injury, one member of the House of Representatives says he will donate his brain for concussion research. Rep. David Cicilline from Rhode Island, who used to play football earlier in his life, says he has pledged to donate his […]

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Canadian bull rider becomes first rodeo star to be diagnosed with CTE

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A rising professional athlete in a dangerous sport suddenly takes his life. When doctors examine his brain in an autopsy, they notice the tell-tale signs of the notorious degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The story is common in the world of football. However, in this case, I’m describing young Canadian bull rider Ty […]

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Tulsa teen making “remarkable progress” after brain injury during high school football game

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A young Tulsa athlete has made “remarkable progress” recovering from a severe traumatic brain injury sustained during a football game between Union and Owasso High School. Union running back Keviyon Cooper had just helped lead his team to a double-overtime victory with perhaps his best game in his young career when he was rushed to […]

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