Pecking holes in a solid wood tree trunk would give you a headache, if not serious brain damage. What special assets allow a woodpecker to do it?
Many educators receive little or no training in how to spot brain injuries resulting from a concussion. There are ways to improve collaboration.
Sports medicine clinicians see benefit in using eye-tracking for concussion diagnostics, but only few of them actually work with it.
Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia provided remission of insomnia in 80 to 90 per cent of adolescents in a research trial, and improved their overall concussion recovery.
About one in ten children who have suffered concussion are thought to have long-term problems.
Usually people recover from concussions in a few days, or weeks at most. But 1-10% will still have symptoms three months later.
NRL's culture was once one of hyper-masculinity, but it has failed to change wth societal mores – it now finds itself out of step and in need of reform.
A standard clinical MRI is not sensitive to the distributed and microscopic injuries in a concussed brain. But new discoveries are in the pipeline.
A first look at data on sport injuries in children in England, and it's not a pretty picture.
Recent research shows that the heart is affected when the head takes a blow, in sports-related concussion.
More needs to be done to manage concussions in road cycling.
A mystery disease that struck US personnel in Cuba and China triggered fears of a sonic weapon. But two experts argue that this is just about leveraging a medical mystery for political gain.
Reporting of recent studies may have caused alarm that brain injuries cause dementia. It just increases your risk.
Football could take a leaf from rugby union's book on how to treat head-injured players, pitch side.
All parents should understand the symptoms of concussion, whether their child plays sports or not.
Brain injuries damage regions of the brain and this damage can extend post-injury. But other brain regions can pick up the slack, and there are things we can do to help.
Globally, one third of women suffer violence at the hands of someone they love. And for those who survive domestic abuse, traumatic head injury can be the devastating outcome.
New research has found a tipping point which pushes the probability of rugby player concussion above 50%.
Survivors of traumatic brain injuries might have behavioural issues or have problems holding down a job for years after a blow to the head or a bad fall.
Parents play a vital role in managing concussions when their children play rugby.