Health News

Traumatic Brain Injury Leads to Major Depressive Disorder
Having a traumatic brain injury is a scary, life changing event. It is now known that the risk of developing major depression during the first year after a brain injury is quite high.
Up in Smoke
In life, expect the unexpected. In science, expect the unexpected.
Offensive Behavior and TBI
Youth offenders may have a higher proportional rate of traumatic brain injury (TBI) than the general population, according to a new study from the University of Exeter's School of Psychology.
Give Someone Your Heart
February 14th is Valentine's Day, a celebration of romance when lovers pledge their hearts to one another. And for some lucky recipients, total strangers have literally pledged their hearts (and other organs) to those in need.
Helmets for the Spine
Motorcycle helmets obviously reduce the risk of head and brain injuries. Now, a new study finds that helmets are also linked to a reduced risk of cervical spine injury.
Number of Falls is Falling
Mountain biking can be an exhilarating sport, but it can also lead to many types of injuries. Yet a new study reveals a dramatic decrease in mountain-bike related injuries.
Kneed Some Rehab
In the aftermath of the Chicago Bears' 21-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game, it seemed like the blame was placed squarely on the shoulders of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Stem Cells Could Save Your Spine
Stem cells created by Athersys, Inc. have proved successful in stimulating nerve cell growth and reducing inflammation in mice after spinal cord injury.
Flying to the Rescue
A study from the University of Rochester Medical Center reveals that the survival rate of critically injured individuals is greater for those transported to trauma centers by helicopter rather than by ground ambulance.
A Wheelchair that Sees
Researchers from Florida State University and the University of Pittsburg are developing a new tool that will help those in electric wheelchairs safely navigate difficult terrain.