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The Lasting Effects of Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may increase your risk of dementia for decades, according to a new study.
Concussions May Exact Long-Term Toll on Football Players
Football is a violent sport. Although most football-related injuries heal, one particular injury — concussion — may lead to major mental issues later in life.
Football and Brain Injury: Unhealthy Partners?
Football is unquestionably a contact sport, and repeated “contacts” could be causing brain injuries.
Head Trauma May Up Risk of Substance Abuse in Teens
Teens often engage in risky behaviors, but a head injury may mean double trouble, a new study found.
Oxygen Therapy for Concussions
Some military service members who have had concussions report that intensive oxygen therapy relieved their symptoms. But new research questions the effectiveness of this treatment.
Mild Brain Damage May Be Long-Term
Most traumatic brain injuries are mild or moderate, but that doesn't mean they can't cause long-term damage.
Post-Concussion Syndrome May Be PTSD in Disguise
Even mild brain injury is serious business. A person can experience a range of symptoms many months after having received a concussion, but those symptoms might not be what they seem.
After Concussion, Emotional Symptoms May Signal Other Issues
A concussion can bring about a wide variety of symptoms. These symptoms may affect any combination of physical, emotional, basic mental functioning. It seems that some types of concussion symptoms may signal risk for others.
Long-Term Impact of Brain Injury
One of the most common injuries from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has been traumatic brain injury. Researchers are still learning the long-term implications of this injury.
Unpacking the Trauma of War Injuries
Traumatic brain injury has been one of the signature injuries to result from the US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. But there is more than one way to get this injury.