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Concussions Plague Pro Bull Riding Despite The Use of Helmets

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For bull riders, serious injuries come with the occupation. Still, doctors, riders, and researchers are quickly becoming concerned about just how prevalent brain injuries are within the sport. The Professional Bull Riders’ circuit made several steps over a decade ago to try to limit the number of brain injuries experienced in the sport but many […]

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Could a ‘Smart Bracelet’ Be The Future of TBI Rehabilitation?

  Millions are being spent on research around the globe in hopes of developing the best new tool for managing traumatic brain injury and aiding injured individuals in their recovery, but what if that tool is already on the market. A new study led by Dr. Jordan Hamson-Utley, the Program Director for the Master of […]

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Children Experiencing Concussion Symptoms Face Problems At School

It is no surprise, but a new study has confirmed concussions can have a negative impact on a child’s academic performance. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, shows that students still experiencing concussion symptoms were more likely to report an impact on school performance compared to students who were no longer symptomatic. The level […]

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Research Ties Inflammation To Post-Concussion Symptoms

Researchers at McMaster University in Canada have found evidence supporting the belief that inflammation is an underlying factor facilitating symptoms of traumatic brain injuries. The study, published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, may help explain why those with mild brain injuries, or even injury to other parts of the body, experience from significant post-concussion-like symptoms […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury May Lead To Road Rage Says New Study

Could traumatic brain injuries contribute to issues with road rage later in life? That is the implication of a new study published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. According to the study, adult drivers from Ontario who reported experiencing at least one TBI in their lifetime also report significantly higher incidents of serious road-related […]

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Most Football Brain Injuries Happen At Practice, Not In Competition

Most Football Brain Injuries Happen At Practice, Not In Competition

Many parents worry about their young athletes experiencing concussions every weekend when they face down an opponent on the field, but a new study suggests most high school and college age football players are actually more likely to experience brain injuries during practices than in a game. Lead author Thomas P. Dompier of the Datalys […]

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Women Experience Worse Problems With Working Memory After Concussions

Women Experience Worse Problems With Working Memory After Concussions

A recent study from Taiwan adds more to the growing body of evidence that suggests women experience a significantly more difficult time to recover from concussions, especially with concern to their memory. No one knows why the brains of females respond differently to brain injuries compared to their male counterparts, but experts believe it may […]

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Ex-NFL Players Aren’t So Happy About The New Concussion Settlement

Ex-NFL Players Aren’t So Happy About The New Concussion Settlement

Many sports fans and brain injury experts are celebrating the recent settlement between the NFL and former players who are experiencing issues related to traumatic brain injury, but one group isn’t so happy. A recent article from Time Magazine shows there is a small but notable group of former players who are upset with the […]

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Psychiatric Symptoms After Concussion Predict Prolonged Recovery

Psychiatric Symptoms After Concussion Predict Prolonged Recovery

The time it takes for an individual to recover from a concussion can vary greatly, but a new study indicates psychiatric symptoms are a strong indicator for recovery length. A study presented at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting showed patients who exhibited psychiatric symptoms more than 7 days after the injury are […]

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What Do We Actually Know About Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?

What Do We Actually Know About Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?

A few years ago chronic traumatic encephalopathy and traumatic brain injury were just medical jargon the average person was unlikely to encounter, let alone understand. Since then, things have changed drastically. TBI is a common topic in sports and headlines, and CTE has been diagnosed in almost 100 former football players. Unfortunately one thing hasn’t […]

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