Researchers document traumatic brain injury as a global health problem that affects 55 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of injury-related death and disability.
In children, traumatic brain injury can lead to reduced brain size and cognitive impairments that affect learning, researchers report.
Neuroimaging study revealed a significant number of professional rugby players had white matter abnormalities and abnormal changes to white matter volume over time.
78% of female prisoners had a history of severe head injury, most of which occurred in the context of domestic violence. 66% of prisoners experienced repeated head injuries spanning several years.
A single head injury can increase the risk of developing dementia, especially in women. Suffering more than one head injury increases the risk further, a new study reports.
Alzheimer's patients who used antipsychotics had a 29% increased risk of head injury and a 22% higher risk of TBI compared to others with the neurodegenerative disease who did not use the medications.
People with Alzheimer's disease who use antipsychotic medications have a 29% higher risk of head injury, and a 22% increased risk of TBI compared to those with the neurodegenerative disease who do not use the medications.
Former NFL players who received a concussion while playing are more likely to report low testosterone and erectile dysfunction. Researchers speculate the reason could be damage to the pituitary gland caused by concussion may spark a cascade of hormonal changes.
A new study identifies specific consumer products related to non-fatal brain injuries in children between the ages of 0 to 19. For infants, the leading cause of head injury is falling from beds, while in the teenage group, sporting equipment was the leading cause of TBI.