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Novel Eye-Tracking Technology Detects Concussions and Head Injury Severity

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Research Led by NYU Langone Medical Center Conducted on Patients With Head Trauma Who Visited the Emergency Department

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Study: Former NFL Players Who Played Tackle Football Before Age 12 at Increased Risk of Memory and Thinking Problems Later

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Former National Football League (NFL) players who participated in tackle football before the age of 12 were more likely to have memory and thinking problems in adulthood, according to a new study published in the January 28, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Researchers Discover How Brain Recognizes Danger

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Our existence depends on a bit of evolutionary genius aptly nicknamed “fight or flight.” But where in our brain does the alarm first go off, and what other parts of the brain are mobilized to express fear and remember to avoid danger in the future?

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Web-Based Training Program Reduces Likelihood of College-Age Men Becoming Involved In Sexual Assaults

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A Georgia State University School of Public Health researcher's web-based training program has been proven to not only reduce the likelihood of college-age men becoming involved in sexual assaults, but also to intervene to stop an assault from happening.

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Study IDs Two Genes That Boost Risk for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Why do some people develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while others who suffered the same ordeal do not? A new UCLA discovery may shed light on the answer.

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New Recommendations for Return to Activity after Concussion in Military Personnel

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Military service members with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussion, should follow a six-step process of progressive activity, leading to return to active duty, according to new clinical recommendations by an expert panel. The guidance appears in the January-February issue of The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, official journal of the Brain Injury Association of America, an annual special issue devoted to new research on TBI in the military. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Major Study Sends Clear Safety Message to Prevent Brain Injury in Children

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An exhaustive analysis of data from more than 40,000 cases of brain trauma in children – published by the authoritative New England Journal of Medicine – provides convincing evidence that protecting children in advance from head injuries is the key to reducing their severity.

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Physical Recovery in Critically Ill Patients Can Predict Remission of Anxiety and PTSD Symptoms

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In a two-year longitudinal study involving 13 intensive care units in four U.S. hospitals, researchers found that better physical functioning — basic and complex activities considered essential for maintaining independence — is associated with remission of general anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms.

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Positive Personality Traits May Protect Police at High Risk for PTSD

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A new study looked at police officers in the New Orleans area during and after Hurricane Katrina. The results suggested that they were shielded from PTSD by the protective qualities not only in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, but years later as well.