Use Of Electronics After Concussion May Double Recovery Time

By | Mon, 01/06/2014 - 17:39

Mental exertion following a concussion, such as extensive computer use, may double the recovery time for kids and young adults.


Concussion Study Reveals Protective Brain Barriers May Be Porous: Therapies Ahead?

By | Tue, 12/24/2013 - 13:06

Researchers from the NIH discover the brain’s protective coverings may respond to traumatic impact more dramatically than previously thought while brain cells mount an immune response to prevent more widespread damage.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Head Injuries Without Concussion Can Still Result In Learning And Memory Complications

By | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 16:00

Even a minor traumatic brain injury that does not result in a concussion can still damage neurological development including learning and memory skills.


Concussion May Cause Symptoms Of Depression Down The Road

By | Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:28

People who suffer a concussion are likely to experience symptoms of depression a couple of years after the traumatic brain injury due to inflammation in the brain.


Concussions Less Likely At Higher Altitudes

By | Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:12

Sports-related concussions are 30 percent less likely to occur at higher altitudes compared to a level closer to sea level, according to a new study.

Paul Allen

Seattle Hawks Owner Funds Football-Related Brain Injury Research

By | Fri, 11/22/2013 - 15:14

The richest NFL owner is funding research that will investigate whether brain degeneration can be caused by concussions.

Hockey fight during game

Should NHL Ban Hockey Fights To Prevent Severe Brain Damage?

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 17:59

Severe brain damage from hockey fights may steer the NHL to ban fighting for good.

Football Helmet

Virginia Football Player Dies After Collapsing On Field

By | Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:37

Jacob Vick, a high school football player from Virginia, passed away last Tuesday after collapsing during team drills.

Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers Goalie, Returns For Home Opener After Undisclosed Injury

By | Mon, 10/28/2013 - 17:51

Rangers goalie, Henrik Lundqvist, returns from an undisclosed injury just in the nick of time for the franchise’s home opener.

depressed child

Depression 2 Times More Likely In Children With Brain Injuries

By | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 14:15

Brown University researchers find depression is two times more likely in children with brain injuries and concussions.


Man Acquires Genius-Level Musical Talent After Severe Brain Injury [VIDEO]

By | Sat, 10/19/2013 - 16:45

Derek Amato is still amazed that a severe concussion resulted in an extremely rare condition, acquired savant syndrome, manifested as genius-level musical talent.

Fruit flies

How Fruit Flies Could Help Solve TBI And Concussion Problems In The NFL

By | Tue, 10/15/2013 - 12:11

The cure to TBI and concussion problems in the NFL may lie in fruit flies.

Reebok CheckLight

Reebok's Head Impact Indicator Could Change The Way Concussions Are Treated In Football

By | Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:38

Concussion testing just got a lot easier thanks to Reebok's cutting-edge head impact indicator, "Checklight."

Football game

NFL Pressures ESPN Frontline To End Production Of Documentary On Head Injuries In Sport

By | Fri, 08/23/2013 - 18:09

NFL pressure allegedly led ESPN to withdraw from PBS documentary ‘League of Denial' after 15 months of work.

Teen Athletes, Drinkers, And Marijuana Smokers At Greater Risk for Concussions [Video]

Teen Athletes, Drinkers, And Marijuana Smokers At Greater Risk for Concussions [Video]

By | Wed, 06/26/2013 - 19:08

While it's common for teens to suffer concussions from sports, a study found that teens who smoked marijuana and drank alcohol were at a greater risk as well.