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Cognitive-behavioral prevention of postconcussion syndrome in at-risk patients

Our preliminary data suggest that CBT delivered soon after mild traumatic brain injury is well tolerated and may facilitate recovery in patients who are at risk for chronic PCS. Read article

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Type of helmet may not lower concussion risk for young football players

40,000 high school football kids get a concussion every year, but contrary to equipment manufacturers’ claims, the specific brand of helmet and helmet age were not associated with lower risk of concussion. Read article

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Low Doses of THC (Cannabis) Can Halt Brain Damage, Study Suggests

Prof. Yosef Sarne of Tel Aviv University’s Adelson Center for the Biology of Addictive Diseases at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine says that the drug has neuroprotective qualities as well. He has found that extremely low doses of THC — … Continue reading

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Cooling may prevent trauma-induced epilepsy

A new study in rats suggests that gently cooling the brain after injury may prevent seizures. Read article

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Football and Head Injuries: No Device Eliminates Concussion Risk, Experts Say

As the long-term consequences of concussions become clearer, a cottage industry has popped up to sell athletes and worried parents products designed to mitigate risks of concussions that even helmets cannot prevent. Read article

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Hypothermia could prevent traumatic brain injury victims from dying

Inducing hypothermia in people with traumatic brain injuries could prevent long-term damage and death. Read article

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