Brain Injury News
See the latest news and information about brain injuries, MTBI, and post-concussion syndrome that's reported in the medical and scientific literature.
Vocational rehabilitation has proven to be successful in helping patients return to work after brain injury, but is it worth the cost? It's easy to assume additional appointments with therapists and specialists could cause patients to rack up medical bills, but few studies have actually taken the time to analyze the cost-efficacy of such treatments.
IED explosions create high-velocity shock waves that can produce bleeding in the lungs and injury of internal organs. IED explosions can cause damage to the brain in a number of ways that are still controversial and not fully understood.
Taking painkillers could exacerbate the symptoms of traumatic brain injury, a new study suggests. The study, published in The Journal of Pain, shows that long-term use of opioid drugs like Vicodin and Oxycontin can worsen recovery from brain injuries.
As more soldiers return with the "signature wound of war" researchers and doctors alike are attempting to learn more about how to help them cope with the "invisible symptoms" of mild traumatic injuries. A new survey suggests that postconcussive symptoms often overlap with symptoms of PTSD and depression in returning soldiers.
It is tragic when children and teens suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). All too often, such injuries result in disability and reduced quality of life, with the devastating effects sometimes lasting the victim's lifetime.
A recent study suggested that soccer players who head the ball may suffer impaired thinking abilities. That research included teen female soccer players subjected to cognitive tests.
A recent study reveals new information about the long-term damaging effects of mild traumatic brain injuries. The study, published in the journal Radiology, suggests that concussions can upset the brains "default mode", or the time the brain uses for information processing and maintenance. Disruption of the default mode could be associated with the development of long-term post-concussive symptoms.