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Looking at Concussions in the Long Run
As research continues to progress with Alzheimer's disease, scientists are looking for information about what might contribute to it. They recently found one possibility.
Concussions May Be Depressing for Teens
Doctors have long suspected a link between depression and head injuries. A recent national study looked at this possible link in teenagers.
Break from the Classroom for a Concussion
Child athletes who get a concussion during play often have trouble focusing in the classroom. Bright lights and noise could add to the troubles for these kids.
Ex NFL Players Showed Abnormal Brain Activity
Concussion guidelines and treatments have been getting a lot of attention in the sports and medical communities over the last several months. But routine tests for common head injuries might not catch all conditions and troubles with the brain.
Certain Beer Brands Fuel ER Injuries
Alcohol is involved in many accidents and injuries that send people to the emergency room (ER). In a recent study, researchers wanted to see what specific types of alcoholic beverages people were drinking before they found themselves in the ER.
Fighting Really Doesn't Make You Smarter
They say that "boys will be boys" when the roughhousing gets too rough. Yet both boys and girls get into serious fights during their teen years. And the effects could last well beyond graduation.
Texting, Driving Teens Take More Risks
The dangers of texting and driving have been well established, especially for less experienced drivers. But teens who admit to texting while driving may be taking other risks as well.
That Concussion Will Go Away
When an athlete suffers a concussion from a hard hit to the head, it can be difficult to predict how long that concussion will last. It seems several factors may be ruled out when it comes to predicting recovery time.
Smoking is Bad to the Bone
The body is designed to heal after breaking a bone. But it may not be designed to heal a broken bone while processing cigarette smoke and nicotine.
Looking for Risk Factors in Brain Injury
About 10 million people experience a mild traumatic brain injury across the world each year. Understanding risk factors for these injuries may help with prevention.