Category: Brain Injury

Blood Test Could be Diagnostic Tool for Concussions

July 22nd, 2020
  A blood test may predict the severity of a concussion as accurately as a spinal tap, researchers report.   Nerve Proteins Detected in Blood   Researchers focused on a biomarker called neurofilament light chain. This nerve protein can be detected… more »

Death Toll From Rare Mosquito Born Virus Rises

October 3rd, 2019
At least 11 people have died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a rare disease spread by mosquitoes. What is EEE? Eastern equine encephalitis, commonly known as EEE, is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. There are typically five to 10 human case… more »

Could an Experimental Brain Scan be the Future Diagnostic Tool for CTE?

April 24th, 2019
An experimental brain scan can now detect abnormal proteins in the brain of living former NFL players affected by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Potential New Scan to Diagnose CTE A study used PET scans in a small group of former NFL players… more »

Guidelines Issued for Childhood Concussions

September 12th, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for the first time on treating children with concussions. New Guidelines The issue of childhood concussions has become more pressing as youth sports have grown in popularity an… more »

Playground Related Brain Injuries on the Rise

May 11th, 2016
Playground related brain injuries have risen significantly in the United States over the last decade, health officials say. While children can recover from these injuries, there is the potential for lasting damage. Injuries on the Playground Despite i… more »