Monthly Archives: April 2014

Zinc Supplementation Shows Promise in Reducing Cell Stress After Blasts

Investigator looks at nutrition interventions for soldiers. Read article

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Social communication mediates the relationship between emotion perception and externalizing behaviors in young adult survivors of pediatric traumatic brain injury

Findings indicate that socio-cognitive impairments may indirectly increase the risk for externalizing behaviors among young adult survivors of childhood TBI, and underscore the need for targeted social skills interventions delivered soon after injury, and into the very long-term. Read article

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Commonly available blood-pressure medication prevents epilepsy after severe brain injury

A new drug promises to prevent post-traumatic seizures and may forestall further brain damage caused by seizures in those who already have epilepsy. Read article

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Predictors of very-long-term sociocognitive function after pediatric traumatic brain injury

Findings lend support to the vulnerability of the immature “social brain” network to early disruption and underscore the need for context-sensitive rehabilitation that optimizes early family environments to enhance recovery of EP skills after childhood TBI. Read article

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Study shows long-term damage from repeated head hits

Repeated blows to the head common in sports or combat cause structural damage to the brain that fails to clear up even after a rest period of six months. Read article

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Impact of rehabilitation on functional outcome during the first year of moderate and severe traumatic brain injury

All individuals improved significantly in the inpatient rehabilitation facility in the acute phase. Read article

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Study shows long-term damage from repeated head hits

Repeated blows to the head common in sports or combat cause structural damage to the brain that fails to clear up even after a rest period of six months. Read article

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