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Published 25 April 2013 on BBC News

Prince Harry has opened the new headquarters of a brain injury charity supported by his mother, during his first official visit to Nottingham.

He was greeted by hundreds of schoolchildren as he opened the head office of Headway where Diana, Princess of Wales, served as royal patron.

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Published 24 April 2013 by Dawn Walton on The Globe and Mail

Former Calgary Flames captain Jim Peplinski, known best for his skills as a bruiser on the ice, is calling for a nationwide ban on bodychecking until at least the age of 16 to curb the concussion rates plaguing hockey.

The Stanley Cup winner, who played in 711 career NHL games, scoring...

Published 23 April 2013 by Stephen Hume - Vancouver Sun on The Vancouver Sun

 

As the National Hockey League and provincial major junior leagues grind into playoff season, provincial and local minor hockey associations across the country go into annual general meeting mode.

Now is the time for parents to instruct the minor hockey bureaucrats to whom...

Published 20 April 2013 by Kessler Foundation on http://www.news-medical.net

Dr. Chiaravalloti receives $526,206 National Institutes of Health grant to study challenges faced by caregivers of persons with TBI

Kessler Foundation is one four sites participating in "Quality of Life in Caregivers of Traumatic Brain Injury: The Development of the TBI-...

Published 15 April 2013 by Aaron Blank on The Wall Street Journal

 

SEATTLE, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One Mind for Research announced today that Wounded Warrior Project(R) (WWP) has pledged $3.5 million in support of One Mind's "Gemini Program," contingent upon One Mind securing additional funding. "The Gemini Program...

Published 14 April 2013 by CTV Montreal on CTV Montreal

MONTREAL - Not long ago, concussion victims received relatively little care or treatment.

That neglect, unfortunately, extended to schools.

“In the past, students would suffer from concussion and we would get a simple little note from the hospital saying ‘no sports for...

Published 10 April 2013 by PRWEB on San Francisco Chronicle

 

Head injuries in youth and high school football pose daunting challenges; ones that sensational media coverage has many parents believing are insurmountable. Add in a culture resistant to change, too many coaches still teaching players to block and tackle using their heads, players...

Published 10 April 2013 by Mary Claire Dale on Associated Press/ CNSnews.com

 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody has a billion-dollar problem on her hands.

Brody, of Philadelphia, heard arguments Tuesday on whether lawsuits that accuse the NFL of glorifying violence and hiding known concussion risks belong in court or in...

Published 2 April 2013 by Alexandra Sifferlin on TIME.com

 

First the genome, now the brain.

On Tuesday, President Obama provided more information about his plan to invest $100 million in 2014 to map the human brain. The goal of the project, referred to as the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN...

Published 29 March 2013 by by ELISA HAHN / KING 5 News on www.king5.com

AUBURN, Wash. -- After a tragic accident left a young man needing long-term care, his family discovered the closest suitable place was out of state.

So they decided to open up a home for him. And now their efforts are improving the lives of dozens of people with traumatic brain injury....

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