Concussions loosen insulation around brain cells

Oct 2, 2018 by

Despite the hockey players feeling fine and being deemed ready to return to the ice, scans found that the protective fatty tissue surrounding their brain fibers had been loosened—two weeks after the injury....

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Researchers close in on CTE diagnosis in living humans

Sep 30, 2018 by

A team of researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System is closing in on being able to diagnose CTE in living humans....

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ADHD tied to increased concussion risk for kids

Aug 2, 2018 by

A new study out of Taiwan has found that children, teens and young adults with ADHD may have four times the risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury than other youth....

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Even mild TBI might raise dementia risk

May 26, 2018 by

A large study of veterans in the United States found that the risk of developing dementia more than doubled following mild traumatic brain injury, even without the loss of consciousness....

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Micro concussions may alter football players’ brains

Apr 28, 2018 by

Increasing evidence supports the idea that brains with subconcussive impacts, also known as “micro concussions,” have measurable differences compared to brains that have received no micro concussions....

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Head injuries may lead to early Alzheimer’s

Mar 24, 2018 by

A new study published in the journal Neuropsychology appears to confirm the link between concussions and neurodegenerative diseases....

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Single season of football can change a kid’s brain

Jan 30, 2018 by

After inserting sensors in the helmets of children and teens playing football, researchers found that practice is where the most head impacts occur. In turn, a single season of football is enough to change a kid’s brain....

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