Brain Injury

Huffington Post: Understanding aphasia after brain injury

According to Wikipedia, the term aphasia implies that one or more communication modalities in the brain have been damaged—and are therefore functioning incorrectly. The difficulties for people with aphasia can range from occasional trouble finding words to losing the ability to speak, read, or write; their intelligence, however, is unaffected. (June 22, 2017) Read the […]

Science Daily: Three ways neuroscience can advance the concussion debate

While concussion awareness has improved over the past decade, understanding the nuances of these sports injuries, their severity, symptoms, and treatment, is still a work in progress. Neurologists and neurotraumatologists have reviewed the science of concussions and outlined several areas where neuroscience and clinical research can help create consensus in the field: definitions of what […]

BBC News: Reducing baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth

Failure to monitor properly baby heart rates during labour is one reason why some newborns are dying on UK maternity wards, an investigation has found. The Each Baby Counts inquiry, by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, looked at more than 700 recent neonatal deaths and injuries. (June 21, 2017) Read the full article […]

Clinical Advisor: Sleep disturbances after traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have become a hot topic since the 2015 film Concussion. An internet search brings up a bevy of articles about those who have been affected across the nation, including football players or those returning from war. But many cases of TBI go undiagnosed, and some childhood and adolescent injuries are probably […]

Medical Xpress: Brain healing after injury given a natural boost

We may be able to kick-start healing after a traumatic brain injury by boosting levels of a protein made naturally within the brain, according to new research conducted at the University of Adelaide. Injecting a particular protein called amyloid precursor protein (APP) up to five hours post injury found that the protein fragment reached the […]

Reuters: Long-term stroke survivors believe they do better with horse, music therapy

A small Swedish study of stroke patients finds that activities such as horseback riding and rhythm-and-music therapy can help them feel like they’re recovering faster, even if their stroke occurred years earlier. After 12 weeks of twice-weekly lessons, 56 percent in the riding group and 38 percent in the music group said they had experienced […]