Posts Tagged ‘childhood TBI’

By On June 21st, 2016

Nearly 2 Million Children Experience Concussions Every Year

As many as 2 million children experience concussions in kid’s sports or play activity every year according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics this week. However, the researchers say the numbers are hard to estimate as there has not been a reliable count of brain injuries in children younger than 18. In…


By On March 1st, 2016

Nutrition Is Key For Positive Outcomes After Childhood TBI

Getting proper nutrition may be an important key in ensuring a positive outcome for children who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, according to a recent report presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 45th Critical Care Congress. According to the presentation, early nutritional support is linked to better outcomes and decreased risk of…


By On August 5th, 2015

Study Links Childhood TBI With Long-Term Attention Problems

Past research has found an association between moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and attention issues, but a new study shows even mild TBI – including concussions – may contribute to long-term problems with attention in children. The study, published online Aug. 3 in the journal Pediatrics, found children between 6- and 13-years old…


By On June 8th, 2015

Cell Therapy Shown To Improve TBI Treatment In Children

Cell therapy following traumatic brain injury (TBI) contributes to speedier and better quality recoveries in children according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. The study, published in the most recent issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, showed the use of cell therapy can reduce the…


By On November 13th, 2014

Adolescent Brain Injury Risk Changes Depending On Age

Parents are becoming increasingly concerned about letting their children participate in contact sports such as football due to the heightened risk of brain injuries, however a new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows children are more likely to experience a brain injury from other causes at every stage of life before…


By On April 14th, 2014

Brain Injuries Can Damage a Child’s Social Skills

All of the currently accepted symptoms of mild traumatic brain injuries (more commonly referred to as concussions) are expected to fade within a relatively short time following the initial injury. But, with the growing concern about long-term effects of brain injuries, doctors are beginning to reevaluate the common perception of concussions, especially in younger children.…


By On October 16th, 2013

Debunking the Most Common Myths About Concussions

You may feel like you see concussions in the headlines every day, but surprisingly this has done little to change the widespread misunderstandings of the specific brain injury. It is still commonplace to call suffering a concussion “getting your bell rung” or to suggest that a child suffering a concussion is “normal”, but few are…


By On August 5th, 2013

Does Brain Injury Contribute to Criminal Behavior?

Traumatic brain injury is associated with many negative things later in life. Headaches, anxiety, depression, and memory problems have all been scientifically linked to traumatic brain injury, and numerous studies have shown these symptoms can become even more significant with increased age. According to new research from the University of Exeter, TBI may also have…

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