BrainInjuryAwareness

Study Finds Reason Soccer Players Should Never Head the Ball

Football is commonly associated with sports-related concussions. However, it may be time for football to stop hogging the attention. Soccer also poses a concussion risk. New research published in medical journal Neurology claims soccer players who head the ball have a threefold risk of suffering concussions. The study analyzed 222 amateur soccer players who participated … Continue reading

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New Study Reveals This Healthy Habit Speeds Brain Injury Recovery

A new study published in Neurology has discovered a possible link between healthy sleep patterns a faster recovery from brain injuries. If the findings are confirmed by future studies, it could affect how hospitals treat brain injury patients. This is because hospitals could use specific methods to help patients restore normal sleep patterns. The study’s … Continue reading

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Can Brain Injuries Cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Track-TBI study group have discovered that brain injuries may cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is more evidence that the mental scars of surviving an accident can persist for years. Accident survivors can experience psychological trauma such as PTSD without suffering a brain injury. According to the … Continue reading

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Can Stem Cells Help Heal Brain Injuries?

Stem cells have shown potential as a treatment for spinal cord injuries, but researchers are discovering other types of injuries may also benefit. Keep in mind, we are discussing adult stem cells for the purposes of this blog. Adult stem cells are taken from the bone marrow of donors. Researchers at Stanford University used stem … Continue reading

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