Veterans with TBI have higher suicide risk

Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/veterans-with-tbi-have-higher-suicide-risk/

Military veterans with a history of TBI are more than twice as likely to die by suicide compared with veterans without such a diagnosis, according to a newly published study in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Researchers found that those with moderate or severe TBI were 2.45 times as likely to die by suicide

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Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/veterans-with-tbi-have-higher-suicide-risk/

Military veterans with a history of TBI are more than twice as likely to die by suicide compared with veterans without such a diagnosis, according to a newly published study in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Researchers found that those with moderate or severe TBI were 2.45 times as likely to die by suicide

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Concussion risk is higher in female athletes

Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/concussion-risk-is-higher-in-female-athletes/

Why is concussion risk greater for female athletes? Right now, the reasons for this are not clear. Possible factors leading to higher concussion rates in women/girls include head and neck strength, hormonal differences, and a difference in the reporting habits of a concussion between boys and girls. The sports at greatest risk are those that

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Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/concussion-risk-is-higher-in-female-athletes/

Why is concussion risk greater for female athletes? Right now, the reasons for this are not clear. Possible factors leading to higher concussion rates in women/girls include head and neck strength, hormonal differences, and a difference in the reporting habits of a concussion between boys and girls. The sports at greatest risk are those that

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10 Questions for Marie Osmond

Source: https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/10-questions-marie-osmond?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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Singer, actor, author, and philanthropist Marie Osmond talks about joining The Talk (It’s a dream job!), being a mother to eight children, her weight loss, and her legacy.

Source: https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/10-questions-marie-osmond?src=RSS_PUBLIC

marie osmond 2010

Singer, actor, author, and philanthropist Marie Osmond talks about joining The Talk (It’s a dream job!), being a mother to eight children, her weight loss, and her legacy.

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK considers adding a 5‑minute cognitive test to its annual health check-up

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2019/09/18/the-national-health-service-nhs-in-the-uk-considers-adding-a-5-minute-cognitive-test-to-their-annual-health-check-up/

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Using AI assessment to tackle dementia in ultra-early stages (Digital Health):

“Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease continue to increase and remain the leading cause of death in England and Wales, accounting for 12.8% of all deaths registered in 2018 … While there is no cure available, catching diseases like Alzheimer’s early on can help those living with the condition to slow its progression.

Cognetivity Neurosciences, a Cambridge University spin-out based in London, has developed an artificial-intelligence (AI) powered test designed to detect cognitive decline in its u…

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2019/09/18/the-national-health-service-nhs-in-the-uk-considers-adding-a-5-minute-cognitive-test-to-their-annual-health-check-up/

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Using AI assessment to tackle dementia in ultra-early stages (Digital Health):

“Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease continue to increase and remain the leading cause of death in England and Wales, accounting for 12.8% of all deaths registered in 2018 … While there is no cure available, catching diseases like Alzheimer’s early on can help those living with the condition to slow its progression.

Cognetivity Neurosciences, a Cambridge University spin-out based in London, has developed an artificial-intelligence (AI) powered test designed to detect cognitive decline in its u…

Georgia Toxic Air Test Results Disputed

Source: https://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20190918/georgia-toxic-air-test-results-disputed?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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The first round of community-sponsored testing of the air around a plant that uses ethylene oxide to sterilize medical equipment were released this week. The results were open to interpretation from both sides of the argument.

Source: https://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20190918/georgia-toxic-air-test-results-disputed?src=RSS_PUBLIC

photo of towers on factory

The first round of community-sponsored testing of the air around a plant that uses ethylene oxide to sterilize medical equipment were released this week. The results were open to interpretation from both sides of the argument.

Texas Girl Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba

Source: https://www.webmd.com/brain/news/20190917/texas-girl-dies-from-brain-eating-amoeba?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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A 10-year-old Texas girl has died due to Naegleria fowleri, also known as brain-eating amoeba, 8 days after getting a headache and fever.

Source: https://www.webmd.com/brain/news/20190917/texas-girl-dies-from-brain-eating-amoeba?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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A 10-year-old Texas girl has died due to Naegleria fowleri, also known as brain-eating amoeba, 8 days after getting a headache and fever.

Apple/ Eli Lilly’s bet: Wearable and mobile consumer devices may well help us detect cognitive impairment and dementia

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2019/09/16/apple-eli-lillys-bet-wearable-and-mobile-consumer-devices-will-help-us-detect-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia/

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Apple, Eli Lilly research whether devices can detect dementia signs (Healthcare Dive):

“Dementia, which affects roughly 47 million people across the globe, costs $1 trillion worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Early testing for the condition is sporadic and, when conducted, it’s often not sensitive enough to detect early stages of mental decline, creating an opportunity for tech companies like Apple to see whether they can turn a profit.

The “rich, longitudinal information” from wearable and mobile consumer devices can be “mined for physiological and beha…

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2019/09/16/apple-eli-lillys-bet-wearable-and-mobile-consumer-devices-will-help-us-detect-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia/

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Apple, Eli Lilly research whether devices can detect dementia signs (Healthcare Dive):

“Dementia, which affects roughly 47 million people across the globe, costs $1 trillion worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Early testing for the condition is sporadic and, when conducted, it’s often not sensitive enough to detect early stages of mental decline, creating an opportunity for tech companies like Apple to see whether they can turn a profit.

The “rich, longitudinal information” from wearable and mobile consumer devices can be “mined for physiological and beha…

Impact of TBI on sleep

Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/impact-of-tbi-on-sleep/

Sleeping disorders are one of the underrecognized sequalae even though they affect 46% of individuals with TBI. After a mild TBI, 29% of patients have insomnia, 25% have sleep apnea, 28% have hypersomnia, and 4% have narcolepsy. The type of sleep disturbance may also vary according to the number of TBIs sustained. Diffuse axonal injury

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Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/impact-of-tbi-on-sleep/

Sleeping disorders are one of the underrecognized sequalae even though they affect 46% of individuals with TBI. After a mild TBI, 29% of patients have insomnia, 25% have sleep apnea, 28% have hypersomnia, and 4% have narcolepsy. The type of sleep disturbance may also vary according to the number of TBIs sustained. Diffuse axonal injury

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High school football concussion risk greater for young athletes and on turf

Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/high-school-football-concussion-risk-greater-for-young-athletes-and-on-turf/

Concussion risk in high school football is greater for younger players and on practices on turf-based surfaces, according to a study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. The epidemiological study examined high school football concussion data in male players aged 14 to 18 years at 1,999 U.S. high schools between

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Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/high-school-football-concussion-risk-greater-for-young-athletes-and-on-turf/

Concussion risk in high school football is greater for younger players and on practices on turf-based surfaces, according to a study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. The epidemiological study examined high school football concussion data in male players aged 14 to 18 years at 1,999 U.S. high schools between

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