Brain Scan Can Tell PTSD Apart from Traumatic Brain Injury

April 24, 2016

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PTSD and TBI have many overlapping symptoms. Now, a brain study of 20,000 people has found how to tell the two conditions apart.

Although PTSD and TBI can have similar symptoms, in a brain scan, they look nothing alike, the researchers found.

When it comes to treating TBI and PTSD, it’s important to be able to tell the two apart. The treatments for one can be harmful for people with the other.

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Energy Drinks Mixed with Alcohol Linked to Traumatic Brain Injury

April 17, 2016

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The consumption of energy drinks, especially when mixed with alcohol, increases the odds of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among adolescents, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

The researchers found that 22.4% of all 11-20 year old students reported a history of TBI, with sports injuries accounting for most injuries in the past year (45.5%). However, relative to adolescents who never sustained a TBI, the odds of sustaining a recent TBI were greater for those consuming alcohol, energy drinks, and energy drinks mixed in with alcohol than for abstainers.

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Higher fitness levels improve brain functioning

April 10, 2016

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Researchers found in a recent study that higher levels of fitness help increase volume in key regions of the brain and improve executive function, which plays a role in reasoning and problem solving.

The researchers worked with 128 adults between the ages of 59 and 80, analyzing brain images and fitness level data for them, in the new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Using MRI scans, they found that higher levels of fitness and physical activity led to increased levels of brain activity while doing multiple tasks.

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Dementia: Study Links Proton-Pump Inhibitor Heartburn Drugs to Increased Risk of Brain Disease

April 3, 2016

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The study, published Feb. 15 in the journal JAMA Neurology, links drugs like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid to a 44 percent increased risk of dementia when regularly taken by those aged 75 or older.

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Can a damaged brain heal itself?

March 28, 2016

tedRegenerative neurologist Siddharthan Chandran explores how to heal damage from degenerative disorders such as MS and motor neuron disease (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS).

After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself, building new brain cells to replace damaged ones.
But the repair doesn’t happen quickly enough to allow recovery from degenerative conditions like MS and motor neuron disease.
Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.

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Re-hospitalization rates for traumatic brain injury higher than previously reported

March 20, 2016

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A new study shows that rates of hospital readmission following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are greater than other chronic diseases and injuries and are higher than previously reported.

The study examined nearly 30,000 TBI patients discharged from Ontario hospitals over the span of eight years. Published in the May edition of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the study found that about 36 per cent of patients with TBI had been re-hospitalized within three years of their initial injury due to a variety of factors.

The study found that being male, of older age, and more co existing were significant predictors of re-hospitalization for TBI patients. Consistent with previous reports, TBI patients discharged with were found to have a higher rate of readmission than others.

In contrast, the study found the risk of re-hospitalization was lower for TBI patients involved in .

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Did Henry VII suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries?

March 13, 2016

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Henry VIII may have suffered repeated traumatic brain injuries similar to those experienced by football players and others who receive repeated blows to the head, according to research by a Yale University expert in cognitive neurology.

The transformation of Henry VIII from an affable youth to a ruthless and tyrannical man has invited many often unsatisfactory explanations.

Henry suffered two major head injuries during his 30s. Researcher findings confirm conjecture by some historians that jousting injuries caused later health and behavioral problems.

Traumatic brain injury explains the memory problems, explosive anger, inability to control impulses, headaches, insomnia — and maybe even impotence — that afflicted Henry during the decade before his death in 1547, according to a paper published in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience on Feb. 5

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