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Published 14 June 2013 by NPR on NPR

Some 260,000 cases of traumatic brain injury or TBI have been reported among U.S. service members from their time serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Well, now the Defense Department has decided to set up a brain tissue bank to better understand, treat and prevent brain injury. The tissue...

Published 10 June 2013 by Angela Mulholland on CTV News

New figures released by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada suggest that Canadians don't have a great understanding of strokes, nor what’s involved in recovering from one.

The poll found that half of all Canadians have a close friend or family member who has had a stroke,...

Published 10 June 2013 by Huffington Post Lifestyle on Huffing Post

Just 20 minutes of yoga could help your brain function better<, according to a small new study.

Researchers found that people did better -- both speed-wise and accuracy-wise...

Published 4 June 2013 by Erin Ellis on The Vancouver Sun

Ray McDonald was able to move a toe, just a tiny bit, on his immobilized left side after he awoke from emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

“You know what that means?” his doctor asked.

“That means you’ll walk again.”

Now, two...

Published 1 June 2013 by Janice Wood on

Best known as a treatment for seasonal affective<disorder, bright light therapy< may improve ...

Published 23 May 2013 by Kathleen Lees on

For some of us, it's just plain common sense. But for others, fear of hat hair may be all it takes to shift bike riders away from safety.

However, a new study confirms what many of us have thought all along. The rate of bicycle-related fatalities are significantly lower in states with...

Published 19 May 2013 by Erin McPhee on The North Shore News

THOMAS Dignum is among the Lower Mainland residents going to bat for the B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation next weekend at a fundraising slo-pitch tournament.

The 12-year-old West Vancouver resident and Grade 6 student at Ridgeview elementary is not only going to have an opportunity...

Published 15 May 2013 by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Science Daily

The world's first Brain Training Device has given a ray of new hope to the recovery of survivors after stroke. Developed by researchers of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering (BME), this novel device which can detect...

Published 5 May 2013 by on

The following is a script from "Invisible Wounds" which aired on May 5, 2013. David Martin is the correspondent. Mary Walsh, producer.

We all learned a lot in recent years about the dangers of head injuries from contact sports like football. We now know that a hard hit can cause...

Published 26 April 2013 by Geoffrey Mohan on Los Angeles Times

Nicholas Spitzer and Davide Dulcis felt for people in higher latitudes whose attitudes soured in the shorter daylight hours of winter.

The neuroscientists, who work in balmy San Diego, wondered whether summer was a bummer for rats. They’re nocturnal, after all.

That thought...

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