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FDA approves Botox to treat specific form of urinary incontinence
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Botox ( onabotulinumtoxinA ) injection to treat urinary incontinence in people with neurologic conditions such as spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis who have overactivity of the bladder.
Headaches Common in Women
It can take a while to get back to normal even after a mild traumatic brain injury. Regardless of severity, headaches are common in the year after such an injury.
Bloodstream Biomarkers Could Indicate Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury can't always be diagnosed as quickly as doctors would prefer. Discovering biomarkers in the blood could help them quickly and accurately diagnose it.
Neurological Connectivity Disrupted After Brain Injury
Following a traumatic brain injury, some patients just aren't themselves. They might experience trouble sleeping, mood swings, psychotic behavior and problems with impulse control.
No Pass, No Playing Ball
To play or not to play, that is the question. After a concussion is experienced, the art of decision-making regarding whether to let an athlete return to play ball can be more objective now due to the ImPACT test.
Hope on Quadraplegic's Horizon
"I think, therefore I am" is a philosophical proof that one's mind exists. Now that it's established one's mind exists, can it be harnessed to provide movement to the paralyzed?
Head Injuries Can Lead to Violence
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has long-term health implications including changes in memory capacity and emotions. Some behaviors resulting from these changes include irritability, impulsiveness and violence.
Resveratrol is a wine derived compound that has been shown to offer protective qualities for the brain. For resveratrol to be therapeutic, one must drink 50 glasses of wine shortly after a blow to the brain. That may be a bit too much even for true wine-lovers!
Simple Lifestyle Habits Help Strengthen and Maintain Your Brain
Use it or lose it. How many times have we heard that? Now we're learning that exercising and nourishing the brain are essential for keeping your mind fit and flexible. What's more, we now know that maintaining an agile mind doesn't have to be difficult or painful. In fact, it can be loads of fun.
Hockey Hunks Hitting Heads
Macho guys used to feel a sense of bravado returning to competition soon after head injuries. Expressions such as "Be a man" or "Maybe that will knock some sense into you" were not helpful. Doctors have now developed a greater appreciation for sidelining professional athletes for a longer time after recurrent concussions.