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 reports that a rapid number naming test was able to help detect concussion 86 percent of the time in young and professional athletes.
Researchers have developed a new way in which to measure the cumulative effect of head injuries incurred by football players.
Researchers made advancements in developing new tests to monitor cognitive and motor function following a sports related concussion.
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.
In children, traumatic brain injury can lead to reduced brain size and cognitive impairments that affect learning, researchers report.
A new study reports amyloid plaques are present shortly after brain injury in middle aged people. The findings may help explain why people who suffer TBIs are at an increased risk for developing Alzheimer's.
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.
Researchers have created a polymer based material that changes color depending on how hard it's hit. The technology could be used to indicate the level of TBI in football players and soldiers.