News tagged with traumatic injury

Traumatic spinal cord injuries on the rise in US

The number of serious traumatic spinal cord injuries is on the rise in the United States, and the leading cause no longer appears to be motor vehicle crashes, but falls, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.

Jan 27, 2014
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Teen concussions increase risk for depression

Teens with a history of concussions are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression as teens who have never had a concussion, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Jan 10, 2014
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On-field blood test can diagnose sports concussions

A brain protein, S100B, which may soon be detected by a simple finger-stick blood test, accurately distinguishes a sports-related concussion from sports exertion, according to a study of college athletes in Rochester, N.Y., ...

Jan 08, 2014
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NIH, NFL team up to take on concussion research

(HealthDay)—The U.S. National Institutes of Health is teaming up with the National Football League on research into the long-term effects of repeated head injuries and improving concussion diagnosis.

Dec 16, 2013
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Confronting secondary injuries from brain trauma

Every day, thousands of people nationwide are hospitalized or treated in emergency rooms as a result of traumatic brain injuries, from mild concussions to the most severe cases. Yet the initial incident may not be the sole ...

Dec 10, 2013
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