Surfing has a range of health benefits.
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Brain injury survivors report the sport can give constant opportunities for learning and a way to reevaulate emotions.
Our study found changes in the way the thalamus functioned in people who’d had concussion.
Long-term symptoms of concussion can include trouble concentrating and emotional distress.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds the trophy after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday.
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The Super Bowl is more than a game — it’s an ecosystem of parties, the halftime show, the ads and 100 million people watching despite the sport’s ugly and dangerous side.
Goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand of Iran is carried on a stretcher during the FIFA World Cup 2022 group B soccer match between England and Iran.
World Cup 2022: the risk of playing on with concussion and why the rules in football need to change.
Sleep plays a critically important role in the recovery process in the days following a concussion.
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While high-profile concussions in the NFL have brought renewed attention to the gravity of head injuries, they can also occur on the playground or during junior varsity practices – with lasting effects.
Health and service workers are not asking women about a potential traumatic brain injury, there’s a lack of referral options, and often no diagnosis.
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Reliance on the support of others after an accident showed philosopher David Newheiser the power of solidarity. We need a similar sense of communal connection in our approach to COVID, he writes.
Approximately 10% of people will experience at least one seizure during their lifetime.
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Because some seizures are relatively subtle, they can go unrecognized, leading to a delay in diagnosis.
Naked molerats have evolved mechanisms to protect the brain from the effects of low oxygen.
Some animals use microRNA to protect the brain from various stressors. Understanding how they do this and applying it to humans has potential for revolutionary treatments.
Aphasia is a language disorder that affects about 30 per cent of stroke patients.
Across Canada and the United States, more than two million people are living with aphasia and its language and communication challenges.
An estimated 69 million people worldwide experience a traumatic brain injury every year.
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The molecule C1q has both protective and detrimental effects after traumatic brain injury. Blocking it after injury in mice restored normal brain rhythms during sleep and prevented epileptic spikes.
Scientists are still puzzling over the mystery of what makes us conscious.
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The long-term health effects in professional contact sports have come under global scrutiny since the 2015 $1 billion lawsuit filed by former professional American football players against the NFL.
Brain injuries and the long-term health effects in professional sport have become significant issues in the past decade.
Rule changes, training strategies and equipment recommendations can help protect youth athletes from concussion.
Every year, about 10 per cent of youth athletes experience a concussion. Research shows there are steps we can take to help prevent these injuries, but we can’t be afraid to make changes.
fNIRS can be done at a patient’s bedside.
By imagining a unique scenario to answer “yes” or “no” questions, this research could potentially be used to communicate with locked-in patients.
New research reveals that routine sparring can have immediate effects on the brain, putting athletes at greater risk of injury when brain-muscle communication is impaired.
Concussion can cause serious damage if it’s not properly diagnosed and treated.
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Sports medicine clinicians see benefit in using eye-tracking for concussion diagnostics, but only few of them actually work with it.
A new study on consciousness could help answer the question"will they ever wake up?“
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Consciousness has long been debated, particularly in the decades since devices have been used to keep people alive after brain injury. A new study suggests that some people can “wake up” after injury.
Brain injury can happen even if you don’t pass out.
About one in ten children who have suffered concussion are thought to have long-term problems.
Understanding the facial cues from another person is a component of empathy.
Millions of people suffer traumatic brain injuries, and many lose the ability to emotionally connect with others. A new study suggests there’s a way to help them regain their ability to connect.