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Published 11 June 2014 (All day) by Shweta Iyer on Medical Daily

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause severe cognitive problems in adolescents and children, such as a loss of concentration or focus, communication, and problem-solving skills. While it is difficult to predict how long the recovery process from a TBI will take, previous research...

Published 6 January 2014 (All day) by Deborah Kotz on The Boston Globe

Pulling an all-nighter can make you feel completely drained, cranky, and out of sorts the next day, but can it also actually injure the brain? A new Swedish study published last Tuesday in the journal Sleep indicates that it might.

In the small study conducted in 15 healthy...

Published 6 January 2014 (All day) by CBC News on CBC News

After a concussion, adolescents with the highest level of mental activities — such as reading, doing homework and playing video games — take the longest to recover, a new study suggests.

Adolescents engaged in the highest level of mental activities take about 100...

Published 29 December 2013 (All day) by The Huffington Post UK on The Huffington Post UK

Inhaling dangerous chemicals in cigarettes, including arsenic and cyanide, damages major organs and increases the risk of stroke and dementia, a new stop-smoking campaign will warn.

The Smokefree Health Harms, launched by Public Health England, will warn smokers the chemicals they inhale...

Published 26 December 2013 (All day) by Brian Krans on HealthLine

Research suggests that people who have traumatic brain injuries may be more likely to develop memory problems as they age.

People who suffer concussions may be at a higher risk of developing plaques on the brain found in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study featured...

Published 19 December 2013 (All day) by Article provided by Kennedy, Johnson, D'Elia & Gillooly, L.L.C. on www.digitaljournal.com

The effects of a TBI can be devastating, and in some cases late detection can lead to even more severe effects.

Many people in New Haven County, Connecticut, have had the experience of being hurt and not knowing initially whether the injury was severe. This can especially be a danger for...

Published 11 December 2013 (All day) by Emma Innes on The Daily Mail

Listening to pop music can help patients with severe brain injuries recall personal memories, a new study suggests.

Researchers discovered that brain injured patients recalled a similar number of memories when played a song as those without a brain injury.

The study, by Dr Amee...

Published 18 September 2013 (All day) by Dawn Neumann on Brainline.org

The dam finally broke for Christine as she shared with the group her mounting frustrations towards her husband, Mark. “Since his car accident, every time I talk with my husband I get the impression I must sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher,” she said. “Repeatedly, I try...

Published 10 September 2013 (All day) by Catherine Pearson on The Huffington Post

Americans are living longer than ever, and women tend outlive men: The average life expectancy for females in the United States is now roughly 81, compared to 76 for males, according to recent Centers for Disease...

Published 9 September 2013 (All day) by Kiki Von Glinow on The Huffington Post

Your body is comprised of roughly 57 percent water, so it isn't all that surprising that we're drawn to even larger bodies of the stuff -- the ocean. Though scientists haven't been able to pinpoint the...

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