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October 24, 2016

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October 24, 2016

New Guidelines Issued for Patients With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Sep. 28, 2016 — Guidelines previously updated once a decade now will be modified as discoveries are made, experts report. The most recently updated guidelines provide recommendations for 18 monitoring and treatment ... read more

Experimental Imaging Agent Reveals Concussion-Linked Brain Disease in Living Brain

Sep. 27, 2016 — A protein tracer shows a distinctive pattern of brain protein deposition specific to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease typically confirmed after death. A link between brain injury and ... read more

Specific Trauma Experiences Contribute to Women's Alcohol Use, Differs by Race

Sep. 22, 2016 — Trauma exposure has consistently been reported as a risk factor for alcohol use and related problems. Further, racial differences in alcohol use, alcohol use disorder (AUD), and trauma exposure ... read more

Fish Oil May Help Improve Mood in Veterans

Sep. 22, 2016 — Low concentration of fish oil in the blood and lack of physical activity may contribute to the high levels of depressed mood among soldiers returning from combat, according to ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — A breakthrough in understanding how brain damage spreads – and how it could potentially be limited – has been made through a collaboration between neuroscientists and ... read more

One in Nine Emergency Room Patients With Injuries Caused by Violence Will Visit an ER Again Within Two Years, Study Finds

Sep. 15, 2016 — Approximately one in nine people sent to Florida emergency rooms (ERs) for injuries caused by acts of intentional violence – including shootings, stabbings, assaults, etc. – in 2010 ended up ... read more

Graded Aerobic Treadmill Testing in Children and Adolescents With Sports-Related Concussion

Sep. 13, 2016 — Graded aerobic treadmill testing is safe, tolerable, and useful in evaluating and managing cases of sports-related concussion in children and ... read more

Suicide Attempt a Stronger Predictor of Completed Suicide Than Previously Thought

Sep. 12, 2016 — While a prior history of suicide attempt is one of the strongest predictors of completed suicide, a new study finds it is more lethal than previously ... read more

Rate of Injuries Among Youth Soccer Players Doubled, New Study Finds

Sep. 12, 2016 — From 1990 through 2014, the number of soccer-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in the US each year increased by 78 percent and the yearly rate of injuries increased by 111 ... read more

9/11: Impact on Mental Illness Far Beyond U.S. Borders

Sep. 9, 2016 — Acts of terrorism have a much wider psychological impact than typically assumed, reaching across borders and spreading fear among populations thousands of miles removed from the actual targets, ... read more

Prevention Programs Significantly Reduce Ankle Injuries in Soccer Athletes

Sep. 7, 2016 — Injuries to the lower extremities are the most common in soccer. Now research demonstrates that prevention programs are effective at reducing the risk of ankle injuries by 40 percent in soccer ... read more

Painful Reality: Care Providers Tend to Underestimate Pain During Pediatric Burn Dressing Changes

Sep. 1, 2016 — Pediatric burn pain assessment can vary not only based on patient pain intensity, but also nurse clinical experience, new research ... read more

Patients With Cancer at Heightened Risk of Injuries During Diagnosis

Aug. 31, 2016 — Patients with cancer have heightened risks of unintentional and intentional injuries during the diagnostic process, reveal findings from a large ... read more

Parents' Psychiatric Disease Linked to Kids' Risk of Suicide Attempt, Violent Offending

Aug. 31, 2016 — Risk for suicide attempts and violent offending by children appears to be associated with their parents' psychiatric disorders, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — Scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks. The research team suggests that restricting consumption of sharks ... read more

Could PTSD Trigger Early Cognitive Impairment in Some World Trade Center Responders?

Aug. 29, 2016 — There may be a significant amount of cognitive impairment (CI) among 911 World Trade Center responders -- a rate of nearly 13 percent that could be caused by symptoms of post-traumatic stress ... read more

Patients With Moderate to Severe TBI Twice as Likely to Die from an Unintentional Injury

Aug. 29, 2016 — Research examining adults with moderate to severe TBI who participated in rehabilitation showed that they were twice as likely to die from an unintentional injury that occurred following their TBI. ... read more

New Study Finds Low Transfer Rates of Pediatric Burn Patients in the United States

Aug. 25, 2016 — Nearly 127,000 kids in the U.S had burn injuries in 2012, research shows. Over half or 69,000 of these children had burns that are considered significant injuries by the American Burn ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — A smart helmet that can help diagnose concussions in football players is being developed by medical students. Using the smart helmet, the team hopes players of all ages will be taken off the field ... read more

Concussions and Brain Injury: Can Omega-3 Intake Aid in Brain Health Recovery?

Aug. 24, 2016 — The treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a clinical challenge. Clinical studies thus far have failed to identify an effective treatment strategy when a combination of targets ... read more

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