Universal Helmet Laws Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Motorcyclists, According To Trauma Surgeons

Newswise — SAN FRANCISCO—Young motorcycle riders are significantly less likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) if they live in a state with universal motorcycle helmet laws instead of a state with age-restricted ones, according to new findings presented today at the 2014 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.It is already known… Read More Universal Helmet Laws Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Motorcyclists, According To Trauma Surgeons

PET scans could predict extent of recovery from brain injury, trials shows

Doctors believe they may have found a reliable way to assess whether patients in a vegetative state after a severe brain injury are likely to wake up, raising ethical questions about the best treatment for those in an unresponsive state.In a hospital trial, brain scans using PET technology – positron emission tomography – identified hidden… Read More PET scans could predict extent of recovery from brain injury, trials shows

NFL, NIH collaborate on traumatic brain injury, concussion research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Football League (NFL) are working together to learn more about the effects of traumatic brain injuries.The NIH announced on Monday that it is funding eight projects that will look at the long-term effects of repeated head injuries and how to improve concussion diagnosis. “We need to… Read More NFL, NIH collaborate on traumatic brain injury, concussion research

Brain injury, football: Let’s protect our kids’ health

On Friday night, I watched the high school showdown between Brandon and Pearl, and like many football fans, I did my best imitation of a couch potato last weekend watching college games.But another football-related news item caught my attention: The National Football League announced a proposed a $765 million settlement with 4,500 former players, including… Read More Brain injury, football: Let’s protect our kids’ health