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Published 13 July 2013 by ABC News on ABC News

Anosmia or the loss of the ability to perceive smell can profoundly affect our eating and drinking behaviours, sometimes permanently, remembering that it's pre and post nasal smell, along with taste that forms our appreciation of flavour.

So what causes anosmia, and how does it change...

Published 9 July 2013 by Mari-Jane Williams on The Washington Post

Ally Carr was learning how to slide into home plate this spring when she tore the meniscus in her knee. She had to have surgery to repair the tear and missed much of the season.

The 16-year-old softball catcher at Maret School hopes to be fully recovered in time to play...

Published 4 July 2013 by The Associated Press on The Province

LINCOLN, Neb. — If all goes according to Dennis Molfese’s plan, the day is coming when a football player who takes a hit to the head will come to the sideline, take off his helmet and slip on an electrode-covered mesh cap.

The team’s medical staff will analyze the...

Published 3 July 2013 by Daniel Schwartz on CBC News Health

While sports medicine has gained a deeper understanding of head injuries in recent years, protective headgear hasn't kept pace, and that is particularly true when it comes to bicycle helmets, experts in the field tell CBC News.

Bike helmets were designed to protect against...

Published 27 June 2013 by Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press on CTV News

TORONTO -- An experimental procedure that stimulates the brain with electrical pulses through the skull may help people recover the ability to speak after suffering a stroke, researchers say.

Up to 30 per cent of stroke survivors are left with a condition called aphasia, in which they...

Published 27 June 2013 by Huffington Post Healthy Living on Huffington Post

If one survey of teens in Ontario, Canada, is any indication, as many as one in five seventh-through-twelfth graders has experienced some kind of traumatic brain injury<in his or her life.

Published 19 June 2013 by Brad Balukjian on The Los Angeles Times

Post-traumatic stress disorder<, known as PTSD, is not just a problem for military veterans, sexual assault survivors...

Published 19 June 2013 by Brian Lau, M.D. on ABC News

Doctors have long known that the sooner a stroke is treated, the better the outcome. But now a new study finds just how much each minute counts.

For each 15-minute head start doctors get on treating stroke, they cut the risk of stroke symptoms and death by 4 percent, according to the...

Published 15 June 2013 by Matthew Mientka on Medical Daily

The U.S. military has established what may be the world's first repository of brain tissue for the study of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which is said to be the "signature" injury of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In furthering the study of the condition with hope...

Published 15 June 2013 by CBC on CBC News

An Ottawa man who suffered a life-threatening brain injury when he and four other cyclists were struck in a 2009 hit-and-run is back doing something medical experts said would never happen: he's riding again.

Robert Wein was hit while cycling on a stretch of March Road in Kanata in...

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