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Posts tagged "Brain injury"

Study explores connection between book smarts and brain injuries

Previous scientific studies have made the remarkable determination that those people with higher levels of mental activity can actually fare better in the fight against otherwise devastating medical conditions.

Concussion brain damage may last longer than initially thought

Virginia football fans may have noticed the NFL's strict new rules this season regarding player concussions by taking men temporarily out of the game if one is believed to have been suffered. New research indicates that the brain injury may be more pernicious that previously thought, with the organ showing abnormalities even four months after a mild concussive event. The results also revealed a greater risk of re-injury than formerly believed, meaning that the NFL may have to watch their concussed players more closely.

Personality change after brain injuries

Virginia residents might be concerned to hear that sometimes one of the tolls of undergoing a traumatic brain injury is a change in personality. The changes might not be instantly recognizable to someone on the outside, but friends, family members and the individuals themselves might notice subtle differences in their personalities after they suffer from such injuries. More and more people are having to deal with this dilemma, especially wounded soldiers.

ER observation can reduce CT scans for children's head injuries

Virginia parents may be interested in a study that shows how the frequency of the expensive tests that their children undergo when they've sustained a minor blunt head injury can be reduced. Study results indicate that the need for computed tomography scans is reduced when a child spends more time under observation in the emergency room.

Verdict: Airbag defective, Hyundai liability $14 million

A civil trial jury for the 17th Judicial Circuit of Virginia (Pulaski County) has found Hyundai Motor America liable for $14 million, the projected cost of lifetime care for a plaintiff who suffered a brain injury when the side airbag of his Hyundai vehicle failed to open to protect him in a crash. The plaintiff's complaint alleged that the defective design of the airbag was the proximate cause of his injury, which but for the defect would not have happened to him.

Cyclists more likely to suffer head injuries than other athletes

Now that it is springtime in Roanoke, what better way is there to enjoy the nice weather than to head out for a nice bike ride? Many of us own bikes and love nothing more than to get out and pedal for a few hours, but recent research shows that skipping safety precautions can quickly turn a leisurely ride into a traumatic experience. 

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