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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 [...]

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Former NFL Player Jovan Belcher Believed To Have Had CTE

The deaths of numerous former NFL players have been associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, but few of these deaths were as tragic or horrific as the death of Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend in 2012. The linebacker, who at the time was 25-years-old, shot and killed his girlfriend before committing suicide hours later. A new [...]

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A Mother Shares Her Perspective On Caring For a Concussed Child

Just about everyone knows someone who has had a concussion or traumatic brain injury, but few have the insight and close connection to the experience of supporting someone through a brain injury like a parent of a child who had a brain injury. Kim Chiomento, staff writer for The Unionville Times, is one such parent. [...]

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Brazilian Star Becomes First Professional Soccer Player Diagnosed With CTE

Hilderaldo Bellini may not be a household name like his teammate Pelé, but soccer fans are likely to be familiar with the name. The Brazilian soccer star led the country’s team to win the 1958 World Cup and is memorialized in a statue at the entrance of the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. [...]

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FIFA Says They Are Considering Adopting Three-Minute Concussion Protocol

The World Cup may have been more popular in the US this year than ever before, but it was also marred by several apparent brain injuries that went seemingly unaddressed by both players and the FIFA’s governing body. A few of these incidents, including a widely covered collision in the final in which Germany’s Christoph [...]

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More Parents Are Receiving Concussion Education But Its Mileage May Vary

It is a huge sign of progress that it is commonplace for parents of children involved in athletics to be asked to be provided some form of education about concussions, but some forms of education make parents feel more confident about their child’s’ participation than others according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott [...]

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House of Representatives Approves Bill To Improve Veteran Access To TBI Treatment

Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would grant veterans access to better treatment for traumatic brain injuries. The bill was introduced by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) who said he aimed to improve the services offered to veterans and increase reporting requirements. “We always pray that our veterans return home in good [...]

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U.S. Department of Defense Shares a Guide To Returning Children To School After a Concussion

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Care Center in Silver Spring, Md., released a 26-page guide this week which seeks to offer practical advice on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, and well as information on treatment and recovery. The Parent’s Guide to Returning Your Child to School After a Concussion also [...]

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Does Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Really Make People More Violent?

If you look at any list of symptoms for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurodegenerative brain disease associated with repeated brain injuries, you are fairly likely to see violent outbursts among others such as cognitive decline, memory problems, and mood changes such as depression or anxiety. It seems fair enough, as many of the professional athletes [...]

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An Experimental Compound May Help Doctors Differentiate CTE From Alzheimer’s

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the neurodegenerative brain disease associated with repeat traumatic brain injuries, is currently only able to be diagnosed post-mortem, but a new method of neuroimaging may be able to identify it in living people. A case study conducted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Molecular Neuroimaging (MNI) LLC [...]

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