Drugs are thought of to be able to cure just about anything, of that there’s no doubt, and they’re a god-send in a whole number of things. However, when I read that “they” are investigating if there’s a drug that can be developed that can treat concussions, I paused.
A concussion is the result of a physical injury, where the brain is physically moved to hit one side of the skull, and then the other. The damage is caused by, for the most part, structural impact to the head. Drugs can do many things, of that there’s no doubt, but the re-creation of damaged tissue isn’t something that drugs, or pretty much anything, can do.
The basis of the pills is that they can prevent, or limit, the effects of the damage. However, even after reading it, I don’t know how the drugs can seemingly “put back” what was damaged.
Today is my first blog entry that’s written by me, entirely, and not from the newspaper. I haven’t written one in a while, like 2 or 3 years.
Rather than start to go on about this or that, what I’ll do is share what I think. I think that I’ll start to write about the charities for whom we support, what they do, and who they support. I’ll post random questions as I go, asking the world their opinion, and for some ideas! In time, I’ll get more into the blogging concept, but for now it’s very new to me!
I have one, but while I have full control of both my hands, I understand what he feels.
For the first time since having a severe brain haemorrhage Jimmy Stevens, 11, from Exeter, is back in the saddle.
The charity Children Today and friends and family have raised funds to pay for this special trike.
It lets him control the brakes and steering with his left hand because he now cannot use his right.
A REFEREE has died in hospital in Mexico after being attacked by a player he red-carded during a match.
Jose Valdemar Hernandez Capetillo lost his fight for life after spending a week in a coma.
He was rushed unconscious to hospital in Xalapa, the capital city of the eastern Mexico State of Veracruz, on December 24 after being assaulted by a player from amateur side Guadalajara during a match in the city’s PEMEX – El Castillo stadium.
He died in the early hours of yesterday.
Valentin Ramirez, president of professional referees’ association AMA, said in a statement: “Jose Valdemar Hernandez Capetillo, a part-time referee, died in the early hours of yesterday morning as a result of an acute traumatic brain injury he suffered during an assault by a player in the Pemex stadium in Xalapa, Veracruz.
“Action is now being taken to ensure justice is done following the death of our colleague.
Doctors at Boston University today released images of brain damage suffered by Aaron Hernandez, the deceased New England Patriots tight end jailed for killing his friend Odin Lloyd in 2013, and said it was the most severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy ever discovered in a person his age. Hernandez was 27 years old when he committed suicide in prison by hanging himself with a bed sheet in April.
As is normal with CTE, which can only be diagnosed post mortem, doctors sliced Hernandez’ brain to examine it for damage. The slides shown at the conference showed significant damage to the front lobe, which moderates behavior and impacts the ability to make decisions. His brain also showed dark spots associated with tau protein and shrunken, withered areas. “As some new slides appeared on the projectors, some physicians and conference attendees gasped,” the Washington Post reported.
Mounties in Surrey are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman with a brain injury.
In a statement, police said 47-year-old Audra Jager was last seen Saturday afternoon in the 2600 block of McBride Avenue in the Crescent Beach area.
According to the RCMP, she may appear confused or disorientated. Her family is concerned for her well-being.
Concussions are being taken a whole lot more seriously, but not a panic over the prevention, but rather being smart to prevent, and better explanation of the invisibility-aspect of them.
Experts at the symposium said the condition often goes unnoticed and can lead to dangerous long term affects.
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“Concussion is an invisible injury, you can’t see it,” Brenna Hughes, a brain injury expert at Community Regional Medical Center, said.
The States are ahead of us in the concussion-field. That’s not too surprising, with their size, and the amount of money that they have to spend. It’s so significant, that a day was announced, on the national scale. And, this year wasn’t the first, by a mile. The 20th annual National Concussion Awareness Day was on Sept. 15.
Click the picture of Dr. Gary Voytik, a credentialed ImPACT concussion physician, discussing one of the biggest topics in sports at all levels of play.
Things are different in the US for injury-survivors, big time. Holy cow, not only was she helped to run again, but now she’ll be running her SECOND 100 km ultra-marathon!?!