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CBC | Jan 25, 2021

Scientists used raw eggs to simulate the damaging effects on the brain from strikes to the head, with surprising results.

USA Today | Jan 22, 2021

Concussion substitutes will be trialled in the Premier League in response to mounting concern over head injuries, clubs agreed Wednesday.

NPR | Jan 20, 2021

Many patients hospitalized for COVID-19 are discharged with symptoms associated with a brain injury. For many affected patients, brain function improves as they recover. But some are likely to face long-term disability.

Forbes | Jan 20, 2021

When it comes to combat sports, one thing is certain. Fighters are taking a risk every time they compete. Whether it’s a boxing ring or the UFC Octagon, fighters know they’re going to get hit in the head.

The Conversation | Jan 19, 2021

A new study has measured the impact of working during the pandemic on NHS workers’ mental health. It found almost half of critical care staff met thresholds for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety or problem drinking.

Medical Xpress | Jan 19, 2021

Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research have shown that microRNA biomarkers related to Alzheimer's disease play a role in brain damage caused by traumatic brain injury.

Yahoo! Sports | Jan 14, 2021

Nickelodeon aired a kid-friendly NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints on Jan. 10, 2020.

The Conversation | Jan 14, 2021

Nurses have been putting themselves in harm’s way every day since the pandemic began. But as coronavirus spreads rapidly in the UK, it has become clear that those in intensive care units are now under more pressure than others.

Smithsonian Magazine | Jan 13, 2021

Scientists warn about the likelihood of post-traumatic stress disorder for patients discharged from the intensive care unit

Stars and Stripes | Jan 13, 2021

The Army will review thousands of discharge records of veterans affected by military sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and other behavioral health conditions following a class-action lawsuit, the service announced Tuesday.

NPR | Jan 12, 2021

Telehealth, where people interact with health care professionals over the video, has long been just over the horizon in rural America. Now, the pandemic has accelerated its adoption and use.

ABC News | Jan 12, 2021

In a world first, a newly authorized handheld device will allow doctors to detect traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in under 15 minutes, potentially saving lives by dramatically shortening the time it takes to properly diagnose the issue.

The Washington Post | Jan 11, 2021

Maj. Alan Johnson struggled to focus after absorbing the monstrous blast waves of several explosions, including one that missed his bunker by about 60 feet, he recalled.

Sky Sports | Jan 8, 2021

Leeds Beckett University's Professor Ben Jones and his team are working closely with Leeds Rhinos to research concussion and player impact events. The issue of head injuries was brought back into focus by the retirement of Rhinos captain Stevie Ward.

BBC | Jan 8, 2021

Campaigner Dawn Astle will work with the Professional Footballers' Association to help shape the way they care for former players with dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.

ESPN | Jan 8, 2021

The world's biggest mixed-martial-arts promotion is adding to its contribution toward a long-running brain study.

The Washington Post | Jan 7, 2021

“If I’m going to hold myself fully accountable, then I also need to hold the whole system accountable,” said Bryce Gowdy’s mother, Shibbon Winelle. “The schools, the community — everyone.”

Diverse Education | Jan 6, 2021

U.S. college football players don’t accurately estimate their risk of concussion or injury, according to a recently released report.

Neuroscience News | Jan 5, 2021

Ketamine treatment significantly reduced three of four PTSD associated symptoms, including intrusive thoughts, avoidance, and negative alterations in cognition and mood.

Wired UK | Jan 4, 2021

Psychedelic medicine will begin to cross over into the mental health mainstream in 2021. In both Europe and the US, medicines regulators have eased restrictions on using MDMA to treat post-traumatic disorder (PTSD), and on psilocybin – the active substance in magic mushrooms – to treat depression.

The New York Times | Jan 4, 2021

A.J. Edelman walked away from the hazards of sledding sports after he competed for Israel in the skeleton at the 2018 Winter Games. Now he is trying again in a bobsled.

U.S. News & World Report | Jan 4, 2021

Blood vessel damage and inflammation in the brains of deceased COVID-19 patients suggest the damage is not caused by the virus, but the body's immune response to it.

Medical Xpress | Dec 30, 2020

A condition that causes loss of vertigo perception and imbalance has been diagnosed in traumatic brain injury patients for the first time.

Dogwood | Dec 30, 2020

A Washington-area man seeks to end veteran suicides one breath at a time.

Health IT Analytics | Dec 30, 2020

Using medical imaging techniques, researchers have found potential brain biomarkers of PTSD in people with traumatic brain injury.