News tagged with concussion

App for mobile phones helps diagnose concussions

(AP) -- The next tool in the campaign against concussions might be your smartphone. A doctor at the University of North Carolina teamed with other head-trauma researchers to develop an application for mobile devices that ...

dateJun 03, 2011 in Health
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Concussions change brains

(PhysOrg.com) -- The high incidence of concussions in contact sports and the risk of traumatic brain injury are a major cause for concern.

dateNov 22, 2010 in Neuroscience
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NFL players with concussions now sidelined longer

NFL players with concussions now stay away from the game significantly longer than they did in the late 1990s and early 2000s, according to research in Sports Health. The mean days lost with concussion increased from 1.92 d ...

dateOct 12, 2010 in Health
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ER visits for concussions soar among kid athletes

(AP) -- Emergency room visits for school-age athletes with concussions has skyrocketed in recent years, suggesting the intensity of kids' sports has increased along with awareness of head injuries.

dateAug 30, 2010 in Health
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Building a better safety helmet

Student researchers at Northeastern University have developed the technology for a helmet that could measure the severity of head injuries suffered by fallen skiers or snowboarders and alert first responders ...

dateJul 13, 2010 in Engineering
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Neuropsychologist says most concussions deliver 95g's

Head injury expert Kim Gorgens, a neuropsychologist at the University of Denver (DU), says that most concussions deliver 95 g's to the human body upon impact. G-force is a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity. ...

dateJun 24, 2010 in Other
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