Pregnant woman checked by doctor

Texas Husband Wants Pregnant Wife Off Life Support

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 14:19

Erick Munoz, Texas husband, wants his pregnant wife off life support after she suffered a pulmonary embolism.


Parkour Accident May Have Caused Teen's Traumatic Brain Injury

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:21

Parkour, also known as free-running, may have caused an accidental fall that has left a 15-year-old from Santa Rosa, Calif. in a medically-induced coma.

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Long ICU Stays Could Cause Brain Damage

By | Thu, 10/03/2013 - 18:46

A new study finds that keeping patients under sedation and extended bed rest in the ICU may have long-term cognitive effects.


New Book Exposes 2 Decades Of NFL Minimizing Link Between Football, Concussions, And Brain Damage

By | Wed, 10/02/2013 - 13:55

‘League of Denial,’ a new football book, exposes the NFL minimizing the connection between football, concussions, and brain damage.


Brazilian Man Can't Stop Giving Gifts, Money After Stroke Induces 'Pathological Generosity'

By | Sun, 09/08/2013 - 14:54

The 49-year-old Brazilian man's 'excessive and persistent' generosity may have significant bearing on scientific knowledge.

Heading a Soccer Ball Could Have Long-Term Effects of Brain Damage

Heading A Soccer Ball Could Result In Long-Term Brain Damage

By | Tue, 06/11/2013 - 19:38

Two recent studies have shown the long-term effects of heading soccer balls on the brain's cognitive abilities, and they're not good.

Miguel leg drop

Singer Miguel’s Leg Drop Victim Khyati Shah May Sue, Claims She Suffered Brain Damage [PHOTOS & GIFS]

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 14:10

Khyati Shah's lawyer says that she intends to sue Miguel and possibly the Billboard Music Awards if a neurological exam shows she suffered brain damage.

Marijuana's Psychoactive Ingredient, THC, Protects Brain Before And After Injury

Marijuana's Psychoactive Ingredient, THC, Prevents Brain Damage Before And After Injury

By | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:07

Taking doses 1,000 to 10,000 times smaller than a marijuana cigarette, a few days before and after an injury, could benefit cognitive functions and brain cells.

Boy's Stem Cells Successfully Treat Cerebral Palsy, Awakening Him From Vegetative State

Boy's Stem Cells Successfully Treat Cerebral Palsy, Awaken Him From Vegetative State

By | Fri, 05/24/2013 - 00:16

Four months after receiving stem-cell therapy, a boy who had been in a vegetative state from severe brain damage was almost able to function normally.

Aerobic Exercise

Heavy Drinkers Can Prevent Brain Damage from Alcoholism with Exercise

By | Tue, 04/16/2013 - 23:54

Aerobic exercise can prevent, and possibly reverse, brain damage from alcoholism. A new study finds that regular workouts were related to white matter health, related to cognitive function, in heavy drinkers.

Jewish Circumcision Ritual

New York Approves Strict Circumcision Laws for Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Practice

By | Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:15

The New York City Board of Health now requires parental consent from parents before an infant can participate in any form of Jewish ritual circumcision.


Music Can Help People With Brain Damage Gain Consciousness

By | Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:15

Listening to familiar music can help people who've lost consciousness due to brain damage.