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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Injury Deaths, Life-Expectancy Gap Between US and Other High-Income Countries

Feb. 9, 2016 — The contribution of three causes of injury death to the gap in life expectancy between the United States and 12 comparable countries in 2012 has been estimated in a new study. The researchers focused ... read more

Technique Helps Predict Likelihood of Migraines in Concussion Patients

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers are using a mathematical tool to help determine which concussion patients will go on to suffer migraine headaches, according to a new ... read more

Childhood Trauma Associated With Worse Impulse Control in Adulthood, Study Finds

Jan. 20, 2016 — The scars of childhood abuse and neglect affect adults' brains for decades to come -- including their ability to process and act on information both quickly and accurately, new research ... read more

Study May Explain Why Stroke Risk in Women Changes After Menopause

Jan. 19, 2016 — Overactive microglia—the brain’s immune cells—may worsen the damage from brain injury after stroke or head impact. A new study reports that a compound produced from estrogen called ... read more

Surge in Use of CTs in Patients With Minor Injuries, Study Shows

Jan. 19, 2016 — Twice as many patients with non-serious injuries, such as fractures or neck strain, are undergoing CT scans in emergency departments at California hospitals, according to a new study, which tracked ... read more

Repetitive Blast Exposure Causes Cerebellar Dysfunction in Combat Veterans

Jan. 13, 2016 — The more blasts veterans are exposed to, the more they show chronic changes in neuron activity in specific brain regions, a team of brain injury experts has found. They also found that in mild ... read more

Trauma Experts Study Treatment of Pregnant Trauma Patients to Improve Neonatal Outcomes

Jan. 13, 2016 — Expectant mothers who sustain a traumatic injury and receive care at a hospital with a designated trauma center experience better outcomes than those treated at a non-trauma hospital, say ... read more

Traumatic Brain Injury Induces Mental Impairments Using Mechanisms Linked With Alzheimer's

Jan. 12, 2016 — A new study fills an important gap in understanding the link between traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. A TBI can happen after a sudden blow or ... read more

Transcendental Meditation May Reduce PTSD Symptoms, Medication Use in Active-Duty Personnel

Jan. 11, 2016 — Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation enables some active duty service members battling post-traumatic stress disorder to reduce or even eliminate their psychotropic medication and get better ... read more

Penetrating Head Gunshot Wounds in Children and Adolescents: Factors Predicting Outcomes

Jan. 5, 2016 — Intracranial gunshot wounds (GSWs) in children and adolescents have been studied by researchers who identified nine clinical, laboratory, and radiological factors that were predictive of these ... read more

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in 25-Year-Old Former Football Player

Jan. 4, 2016 — Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with repetitive head impacts and can be diagnosed only by autopsy after death. Authors write an observation letter ... read more

Germany: Significantly Fewer Severely Injured Patients Than in 2000

Dec. 30, 2015 — About 18,000 people are severely injured every year in Germany. Earlier investigations, in 2000 and 2006, estimated that more than 32,000 people sustain multiple trauma each year. The newly ... read more

Dec. 29, 2015 — Guerilla tactics such as suicide attacks and roadside bombs may trigger more post-traumatic stress than conventional warfare, suggests a new study of 738 Iraq ... read more

Childhood Concussions Impair Brain Function

Dec. 18, 2015 — Pre-adolescent children who have sustained sports-related concussions have impaired brain function two years following injury, new research indicates. Over a million brain injuries are treated ... read more

Experiments Explain the Events Behind Molecular 'Bomb' Seen in Cancer Cells

Dec. 17, 2015 — Sometimes, in cancer cells, a part of a chromosome looks like it has been pulverized, then put back together incorrectly, leading to multiple mutations. New research describes the cellular events ... read more

'Homing' Treatment Could Aid Recovery for Brain Damaged Patients

Dec. 16, 2015 — Scientists believe they may have found a way to aid recovery and minimize the risk of life-threatening infections in patients with traumatic brain ... read more

Making Bicycling Safer for Kids With ADHD

Dec. 16, 2015 — Researchers hope new avenues of study about why children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have more accidents while crossing the street on their bicycles will help parents teach their ... read more

Brain Regions of PTSD Patients Show Differences During Fear Responses

Dec. 15, 2015 — Regions of the brain function differently among people with post-traumatic stress disorder, causing them to generalize non-threatening events as if they were the original trauma, according to new ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — MRI shows brain damage in a surprisingly high percentage of active duty military personnel who suffered blast-related mild traumatic brain injury, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 11, 2015 — Children who lived in Juarez, Mexico -- once dubbed the murder capital of the world -- in 2010 have high levels of behavioral and emotional problems, according to new ... read more

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