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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.
Brain Trauma May Raise Dementia Risk
Researchers have long debated whether a single brain injury can raise a patient's risk for dementia. And new research suggests that it might.
Painful Childhoods May Prompt Some to Enlist
For kids who grow up in hostile homes, adverse experiences are common. And for some people, joining the armed forces may be an attempt to leave a negative home life behind.
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.
Risk Factors for Falling Asleep at the Wheel
Falling asleep behind the wheel is a dangerous situation. Preventing such situations requires knowing what can lead to drowsy driving — a topic that researchers recently explored.
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.
Drinking Behind Many Early Deaths Each Year
Drinking may be seen as a way to relax, but in some cases it can easily become a serious issue. A new study suggests that excessive drinking may be leading to many early deaths in the US.