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Concussions Do Not Negatively Impact Kids’ IQ, New Study Finds

Suffering a concussion does not appear to lower intelligence or IQ scores in children. Researchers say this new finding should help ease the concerns of millions of parents.

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About one in eight U.S. seniors will be treated for a traumatic brain injury, typically during a fall, a new study finds.

Medicare data shows that about 13% of seniors suffered a severe concussion during an average follow-up period of 18 years, researchers report.

Although these injuries...

Near-infrared light pulsing into a person's skull appears to boost healing in patients with a severe concussion, a new study finds.

Patients who wore a helmet emitting near-infrared light displayed a greater change in connectivity between seven...

Soldiers can suffer brain injury if they are repeatedly exposed to explosive blasts, a new study shows.

Further, the more frequently a soldier is exposed to explosions, the greater their risk for brain injury, researchers reported April 22 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Based on this, researchers intend to develop a diagnostic test to detect blast b...

When a soldier is rushed to medical care following a blast or other injury to the head, time is crucial in deciding just how extensive that injury is.

Now, the U.S. Army has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a bedside whole blood test that can answer that question in about 15 minutes.

Prior tests relied on blood plasma or serum, and that meant sending ...

It's long been thought that it takes more time for a woman to recover from a concussion than a man.

But a new national study of U.S. college athletes refutes that notion, finding that women and men recover from sports-related head injuries at about the same pace.

Recovery patterns for both genders were similar on tests of brain function, concussion symptoms, mental health, and balan...

Stroke patients often suffer from "spatial neglect" -- an inability to see things on the side of the body opposite to where the brain injury occurred.

Now, new research suggests that spatial neglect can also affect folks who've had a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The study makes clear that screening for spatial neglect “is warranted in TBI rehabilitation as well as in stroke rehab...

Head injuries related to football might be tied to markers of dementia like brain shrinkage and decreased blood flow to the brain, a new study of former pro and college players reports.

The study looked at signs of injury to the brain's white matter, called white matter hyperintensities.

These are caused by red...

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2023 (Healthday News) -- Hunting season has begun in many parts of the United States, with millions of Americans heading into the woods in hopes of bagging a big buck.

But with the season comes tragic accidents.

“Every year, within the first 72 hours of hunting season, we see hunting-related injuries,” said

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  • Gina Arata had a bright future, wrapping up college and preparing for law school, when a 2001 car wreck left her with lasting brain damage.

    After her recovery, Arata wound up taking a job sorting mail, but struggled even in that.

    “I couldn't remember anything,” said Arata, who lives in Modesto with her parents. “My left foot dropped, so I'd trip over things all the time. I was...

    The repeat head injuries suffered by football players, boxers and other athletes appear to affect brain health long after players have given up their sport.

    New research from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore could explain why: The persistence in the brain of inflammation tied to the original injury or injuries.

    “The findings show that participating in repeated collision sport...

    Four of every 10 American seniors who suffer a fall and end up in the ER with head trauma get no follow-up care once they go home, a new study finds.

    “Only 59 percent of our study subjects had follow-up with their [health care] provider," study senior author Dr. Richard Shih said. He's professor of emergency medicine at ...

    A year after suffering a concussion, teens, especially boys, are more likely than their peers to think about, plan and even attempt suicide, new research finds.

    With more concussions, the risk grows.

    Teen boys who reported two or more concussions in the past year were two times more likely to report a suicide attempt than those who had one concussion. Girls' odds for suicidal behavi...

    Use of steroids among high school athletes is a continuing problem, and now new research finds these youths are also more likely to suffer a concussion while they play.

    The study was published Oct. 20 in the Journal of Osteopathic ...

    Former pro football players with symptoms of depression or anxiety are far more likely to receive an unverifiable diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) than players without those mental health conditions, a new study reports.

    Players with depression are 9.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with CTE, while players with both depression and anxiety are 12 times more likely, th...

    While the neurological impact of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) has long been studied, new research suggests TBIs are also hard on the heart.

    The research team took a closer look at connections between the two organs, finding that nervous system dysfunction, neuro-inflammation, changes in the brain-gut connection and post-injury health issues may increase risk of both cardiovascular and ...

    Any head injury — even a mild one — raises a person's risk of later having an ischemic stroke.

    Having multiple injuries increases that risk, even more so than the severity of a single traumatic brain injury (TBI), researchers report.

    "Our study found that those who experience two or more head injuries, including even mild head injuries, are at higher risk of subsequent ischemic...

    The degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) may be striking some at much younger ages than thought possible: New research has uncovered early signs of the condition in amateur athletes who died young after playing contact sports.

    The troubling finding was discovered during the brain autopsies of 152 athletes. All had engaged in the type of sports, such a...

    Suicide has become an urgent issue among American military veterans, with rates increasing by more than 10 times in nearly two decades, a new study reveals.

    "Suicide rates for post-9/11 veterans have steadily increased over the last 15 years and at a much faster pace than the total U.S. population, and post-9/11 veterans with TBI [traumatic brain injuries] have a significantly higher suic...

    The link between pro football and the risk for a neurodegenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is well known, and now a new study suggests that football may also up the risk for Parkinson's disease, even among past high school and college players.

    “Parkinson's disease has been commonly reported in boxers, but we have not explored this link in great detail in fo...

    If your child is in sports camp this summer, you'll want them to have fun and stay safe.

    The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) offers some tips on dealing with existing medical conditions, staying hydrated and heat safe, avoiding weather dangers and protecting skin from the sun.

    “Just as parents don't drop off their children at a pool without a lifeguard, they shouldn...

    Autopsy is currently the only way to definitively diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease often seen in athletes who've suffered repeated blows to the head.

    But there may be a way to predict which athletes are likely to develop CTE, researchers report June 28 in the journal Neurology.

    They outline criteria for a condition called traumat...

    Obesity is a known contributor to a host of health risks ranging from diabetes to cancer, but new research suggests it may also delay recovery from a mild traumatic brain injury.

    Why? The systemic inflammation that being obese can cause in the body may be a driving factor, according to researchers.

    “This is a very understudied population related to obesity impacting outcomes,” s...

    A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have long-term effects, much like a chronic condition, a new study says.

    Looking at hundreds of patients, researchers found that problems related to traumatic brain injuries can last for years, with people improving and declining at different time points. These problems encompassed memory, thinking and everyday functioning.

    "TBI is essentially a ...

    Gymnasts make it look easy, but mastering those floor exercises and balance beam moves can take a toll on the brain.

    Researchers studying preseason and regular season concussion rates in college sports found that women's gymnastics led all others for its concussion rate in the preseason. The rate was 50% higher even than that for college football players.

    Unlike soccer and football,...

    Limited "heading" of a soccer ball in youth sports may not cause irreversible harm, as long as players are properly trained, a new study finds.

    This study from concussion researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) looked at the consequences of repeated head impacts shortly after the impact. They did this using six different tests.

    They found that having a small ...

    A new brain bank is accepting future donations from living athletes, in an effort to perform long-term research into the effects of sports-related concussion.

    The National Sports Brain Bank (NSBB) at the University of Pittsburgh will track the health of living participants on an annual basis, and...

    Fighting is par for the course in professional ice hockey, but a new study raises the question of whether it is shortening some players' lives.

    The study, of hundreds of National Hockey League (NHL) players, found that those who were "enforcers" on the ice — that is, did a lot of fighting ...

    People who repeatedly suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI) may be more apt to develop Alzheimer's disease, new research shows.

    TBI can result from direct hits to the head or from indirect sources such as shockwaves from battlefield explosions.

    The brains of otherwise healthy military personnel who were exposed to explosions were found to have an abnormal accumulation of amyloid-bet...

    Walking your dog gets you moving and out in the fresh air, but head injuries and fractures are very real possibilities, especially for older dog owners, researchers say.

    The most common injury from walking a leashed dog that sends folks to the ER is fractured fingers, a new study from Johns Hopkins University found.

    But traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are the second-most common inj...

    A significant number of patients take far longer to recover from a concussion than expected, and they may not be getting the care they need, according to a new study.

    Researchers from the United Kingdom who studied concussion patients found that almost half had changes in how regions of the brain communicate with each other. This may cause long-term symptoms, including fatigue, and impair...

    Sen. Mitch McConnell is back home more than two weeks after he fell at a private dinner and was hospitalized with a concussion and broken rib.

    The Senate Minority Leader spent five days in the hospital and the remainder of the 2-1/2 weeks following his fall in inpatient physical therapy.

    “I'm in frequent touch with my Senate colleagues and my staff,” McConnell said in a

    It's well-established that American football players can suffer significant brain impacts as they age.

    Now, new research shows that elite European soccer players are also more likely than the average person to develop dementia.

    Men in the Swedish top soccer division between 1924 and 2019 were 1.5 times more likely to develop neurodegenerative disease than those in a control group.

    While older women are treated for falls more often than elderly males, men are more likely to sustain skull fractures when they topple over, new research suggests.

    This is a serious concern because more than 3 million people aged 65 and older are treated in U.S. emergency departments each year for falls.

    “The high incidence of head injury and subsequent skull fractures due to fal...

    Combining breathing exercises with gradual aerobic activity may benefit teens who are recovering slowly from a concussion.

    New research found that while the two therapies each offer benefits, together they led to even greater improvement in thinking and memory skills, depression and mood.

    The findings are scheduled for presentation in Boston and online at the meeting of the American...

    Many football fans fondly remember Rick Arrington as the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback from 1970 to 1973, but his daughter's memories are tainted by years spent watching her dad suffer from late-stage chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

    A degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma, CTE causes depression, suic...

    Add high blood pressure to the list of problems associated with concussions among former pro football players.

    Researchers at Harvard University's Football Players Health Study linked a history of concussions to elevated risk for high blood pressure among ex-NFL players.

    The results suggest that treating former athletes who have both high blood pressure and a history of concussions ...

    Head injuries have already been linked with many chronic health issues, but a new study that spanned three decades now shows it may double, or even triple, the risk of dying early.

    “This is particularly the case for individuals with multiple or severe head injuries,” explained study lead author

    When kids suffer a concussion, an extended period of rest at home is always the best course, right? Perhaps not.

    In fact, a new study suggests that -- despite what many people may presume -- getting kids back to school quickly is the best way to boost ...

    Tackling drills are typically a staple of high school football practices, but new research suggests dropping them from training might cut the risk of head hits.

    Using mouth guards with sensors that recorded every head hit, researchers found players who spent 5,144 minutes in non-contact practice had just 310 head hits, while those who had nearly 7,000 minutes in high-speed training with c...

    With the growing popularity of electric scooters, the number of kids injured while riding them has jumped dramatically, a new study finds.

    Moreover, those injuries have become more ...

    At some schools, grassy sports fields have been replaced by easier-to-maintain synthetic turf.

    But it turns out that may be more likely to cause player injuries.

    Noting that synthetic turf football fields have been associated with more ankle and knee injuries, medical stude...

    Professional fighters take a lot of knocks to the head, but a new study suggests they may find themselves thinking more clearly again after they retire.

    Many studies have pointed to the perils of repeated blows to the head in sports like boxing and football.

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  • Efforts to prevent concussions from happening at school or school-related sports activities may help keep teens from lagging behind on their academics.

    In a new study, researchers at the University of Washington found that those who had a recent

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  • As high school sports get underway this fall, sports medicine specialists remind athletes, parents and coaches that concussions can be challenging to diagnose.

    Dr. Sean Bradley, a primary care sports medicine physician at Ochsn...

    Wearing a bike helmet can save the life of your young child or teenager, but it needs to fit well to really do its job.

    A well-fitting bike helmet significantly reduces the odds of serious head injury or death due to a bicycle, scooter or skateboard accident, experts say.

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers some tips for getting a helmet that's neither too small nor too loose, w...

    When former professional Major League Soccer (MLS) player Scott Vermillion died at age 44, he had stage 2 CTE, his family announced Tuesday.

    He is the first former MLS player diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Vermillion died from an accidental overdose in December 2020.

    "Th...

    A degenerative brain condition uncovered in some former professional athletes has been reported in military veterans as well, but a new study suggests it's uncommon and questions whether service itself confers the risk.

    At issue is a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a form of p...

    The football gridiron and the boxing ring have come to be understood as danger zones for the brain, with repetitive hits to the head causing long-term damage to some athletes.

    The same might be true of the MMA octagon as well, a new study says.

    The more that participants in mixed martial arts spar in ...

    College football players live longer than those who didn't play, but they suffer more brain-related issues as they age, a new study finds.

    Among former Notre Dame football players, being physically fit was tied to lower deaths from heart disease and diabetes. But the former players were five times more likely to have impaired thinking and memory ("cognition") and 2.5 times more likely to ...

    Outdoor sports season is nearly here, and with rough play comes the risk of concussion.

    But one of the most-used tools to assess sports-related concussion from the sidelines isn't as precise as one might like, a new study a...

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