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Man struck on head by flying beverage cart sues American Airlines

White Plains - A passenger launched a lawsuit against American Airlines for injuries suffered after his head was struck by an unsecured beverage cart. Rather than make an emergency landing to treat his injuries, the flight continued to its destination.

Traumatic brain injury promised pharmaceutical treatment

Fayetteville - Brain cell swelling follows and worsens traumatic brain injury. Scientists at the University of Arkansas found the drug Acetazolamide inhibits production of the protein triggering brain cell swelling, suggesting a treatment for brain injury.

Two young football players died this week in the U.S.

Two youth football players have died this week, one in Kansas and one in Ohio. Luke Schemm, 17, and Wyatt Barber, 9, bring the total to nine youngsters across the country who have died in football incidents since early September.

Energy drinks tied to traumatic brain injury in teenagers

Toronto - A new study says teenagers who reported suffering a traumatic brain injury in the past year were seven times likelier to have consumed at least five energy drinks in the past week than teens who had no history of traumatic brain injury.

Millions provided for brain trauma research

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is awarding two $6-million grants to research teams that aim to better understand the effects of traumatic injury on the human brain.

'Brain at War' conference offers hope, even with no bio-markers Special

San Francisco - For the past six years the Brain at War conference held each summer in June, has been galvanizing to raise awareness of the growing health-care needs of military veterans returning home from combat.

Scientists explain how the brain 'rewires' itself after injury

A team of scientists say they have discovered the exact areas in the brain that take over when a brain injury occurs. These findings may lead to new treatments for several health issues.

Studying the brain in March for Brain Injury Awareness Month

Tel Aviv - March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and the Defense and Veteran Brain Injury Center recently released a long list of important facts and statistics related to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which affects roughly 1.7 million Americans each year.

More specialized approach to PTSD needed for women in combat Special

San Francisco - It was a full-house attendance at the fifth annual “Brain at War” conference on June 21 as the Northern California Institute of Research and Education (NCIRE) presented the latest information on traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

Coma patient woke up just before being taken off life support

Phoenix - A 21-year-old man was reportedly hours away from being taken off life support after having been in a coma since a car accident in October.

New Zealand researchers say pine tree extract may help treat TBI

A new study has suggested that using pine tree extract can help facilitate healing in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients.

CDC reports sports-related brain injuries in children on the rise

A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates brain injuries in children received from participating in sports are on the rise.

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Luke Schemm was a 17-year-old senior in high school.
Luke Schemm was a 17-year-old senior in high school.
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