Michael Schumacher showing improvement after ski accident

The Formula 1 legend underwent a second procedure on Monday night and has shown a ‘slight improvement’ – Michael Schumacher underwent a second surgery after a brain scan showed small, “surprising” signs of improvement. However, doctors said that they couldn’t offer any insight into the prognosis for the Formula One champion Michael Schumacher.

Concussions may be related to Alzheimer’s disease

Are concussions related to Alzheimer’s disease? – A history of concussion involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may be related to the buildup of Alzheimer’s-associated plaques in the brain, revealed by researchers in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Students with concussions may require a break from classroom

After a concussion, students may need gradual transition back to academics — American Academy of Pediatrics offers new guidance on ‘returning to learning’ after concussion – A concussion should not only take a student athlete off the playing field – it may also require a break from the classroom. In the clinical report, “Returning to Learning Following a Concussion,” released at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, the AAP offers guidance to pediatricians caring for children and adolescents after suffering a concussion.

Many high school athletes do not report concussion symptoms to a coach

High school athletes say concussions won’t sideline them — Survey of football players shows many would not report symptoms to a coach – Many high school football players say it’s OK to play with a concussion even though they know they are at risk of serious injury. The study of 120 high school football players in the Cincinnati area also found that one-quarter had suffered a concussion, and more than half acknowledged they would continue to play with symptoms of a concussion.

Athletes with suspected concussion should be removed from play – AAN US

American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Issues Updated Sports Concussion Guideline: Athletes with Suspected Concussion Should Be Removed from Play – With more than one million athletes now experiencing a concussion each year in the United States, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released an evidence-based guideline for evaluating and managing athletes with concussion. This new guideline replaces the 1997 AAN guideline on the same topic.

Blast related injuries detected in brains of US military personnel

Blast-related injuries detected in the brains of US military personnel – An advanced imaging technique has revealed that some U.S. military personnel with mild blast-related traumatic brain injuries have abnormalities in the brain that have not been seen with other types of imaging. The abnormalities were found in the brain’s white matter, the wiring system that nerve cells in the brain use to communicate with each other.

Sports related concussions in young athletes on the rise

Concussions in young athletes on the rise — New study from Hasbro Children’s Hospital reports on youth sports-related concussions – A new study from Hasbro Children’s Hospital finds visits to emergency departments for concussions that occurred during organized team sports have increased dramatically over a 10-year period, and appear to be highest in ice hockey and football.

Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury

Concussions not taken seriously enough: McMaster researcher – Despite growing public interest in concussions because of serious hockey injuries or skiing deaths, a researcher from McMaster University has found that we may not be taking the common head injury seriously enough.

Retired athletes with mental decline after concussion

Brain function decline in healthy retired athletes who sustained their last sports concussion in early adulthood – Researchers have found the first evidence that athletes who were concussed during their earlier sporting life show a decline in their mental and physical processes more than 30 years later.

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