A simple smell test could help doctors to identify which patients in a vegetative state will recover. 100% of patients in a vegetative state who reacted to the sniff test went on to regain consciousness. 91% of those were still alive three years post-injury.
MW189, a small molecule drug candidate, blocks abnormal inflammation in the brain which contributes to injury and disease induced neurological impairments.
Soldiers who suffer traumatic brain injury are significantly more likely than those who suffer other serious injuries to be diagnosed with mental health disorders including PTSD, schizophrenia, and anxiety.
Growth hormone replacement therapy for those with mild traumatic brain injury helped improve cognition, anxiety, and depression while reducing fatigue and sleep disturbances.
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.
Analyzing previous studies, researchers have identified the effects of individual and environmental risk factors for suicide over a person's lifespan. The risk factors, researchers report, change throughout a person's lifetime.