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Caregivers of those who suffered TBIs may have increased risk of inflammation

Researchers at  Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing found the caregivers of veterans who suffered traumatic brain injuries have increased risks of inflammation and chronic diseases.

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Spinal injury patients face high rate of insurance discontinuance

Researchers from Stanford University found many people who suffer spinal cord injuries also deal with a high rate of insurance discontinuations.  

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Researchers develop improved brain imaging technique to diagnose TBI

A research team based out of Johns Hopkins University developed a new brain imaging method that is better able to diagnose traumatic brain injuries, according to a release from Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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Rugby grows in popularity, brings with it risk of concussions

Americans are used to football, basketball, even soccer, but it turns out that rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S., according to The Spectrum. 

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Researchers find potential for new TBI treatment

Researchers from Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel presented their findings at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society that there is the possibility of creating a new drug to treat traumatic brain injuries.

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Researchers find common TBI treatment not effective

Researchers from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute found platelet transfusions, a common treatment for traumatic intracranial hemorrhaging, are not actually effective.

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Tackles can damage brains even without causing concussions

Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina found tackles during high school football games can lead to structural brain abnormalities even without causing a concussion, Bloomberg reported.

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Progesterone may not help TBI patients

Researchers from Emory University School of Medicine in Georgia conducted a large randomized trial and found progesterone may not be beneficial to patients following a traumatic brain injury.

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Localized vacuum pressure may reduce damage of traumatic brain injury

A major study funded by the U.S. Army and conducted by researchers from Wake Forest University of Health Sciences found mechanical tissue resuscitation may be a safe and effective treatment for traumatic brain injuries.

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Woodpeckers lead to better understanding of brain safety

Researchers in China have been studying woodpeckers to better understand traumatic head injuries.

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