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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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Mouthguards may be able to detect and prevent concussions

Studies show mouthguards may help prevent concussions and now, manufacturers create mouthguards with this information in mind.

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Stanford researchers find importance of rotational forces in predicting concussions

Assistant Professor David Camarillo of Stanford is leading the way in measuring the types and magnitudes of forces that result in concussions and traumatic brain injuries.

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Proactive safety measures can reduce chances and severity of TBI in children

Traumatic brain injuries are one of the major causes of death in children and adolescents in the U.S., the Brain Injury Association of America reported.

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Yoga may be beneficial for people suffering from TBIs, PTSD

Hundreds of thousands of servicemembers return from active duty suffering from traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Post-concussion symptom score may predict recovery time

Researchers from the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention and Boston Children’s Hospital found the only way to predict how a person will recover from a sports-related mild traumatic brain injury is to look at their symptom burden.

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Mobile app identifies TBI symptoms approved by FDA

The U.S. military announced its Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment application, known as DANA, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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