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Head injury refers to trauma to the head. This may or may not include injury to the brain. However, the terms traumatic brain injury and head injury are often used interchangeably in the medical literature.

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Rethinking fundamental rule of stroke care: 'Time is brain!'

Rethinking fundamental rule of stroke care: 'Time is brain!'

New findings support more conservative use of ED neuroimaging for non-index seizures

New findings support more conservative use of ED neuroimaging for non-index seizures

Military personnel with head trauma and football players with suspected CTE show similar brain changes

Military personnel with head trauma and football players with suspected CTE show similar brain changes

Insight into causes, types and treatment of aphasia

Insight into causes, types and treatment of aphasia

Obesity and overweight associated with chronic disease risks for survivors of TBI

Obesity and overweight associated with chronic disease risks for survivors of TBI

New conference to establish roadmap for treatment-focused research on smell and taste disorders

New conference to establish roadmap for treatment-focused research on smell and taste disorders

Researchers explore how hypertension impairs cognitive function

Researchers explore how hypertension impairs cognitive function

'Antifreeze' molecules may hold key to better treatments for brain injuries

'Antifreeze' molecules may hold key to better treatments for brain injuries

Simple cognitive task after brain injury improves memory function, study finds

Simple cognitive task after brain injury improves memory function, study finds

NYIT researcher receives grant to study concussion and jockey helmet safety

NYIT researcher receives grant to study concussion and jockey helmet safety

New consensus statement outlines evidence-based medical opinion on abusive head trauma

New consensus statement outlines evidence-based medical opinion on abusive head trauma

Children and adolescents growing up in extreme societal conditions more likely to resort to violence

Children and adolescents growing up in extreme societal conditions more likely to resort to violence

Gene variant may be linked to worse psychiatric symptoms in TBI patients

Gene variant may be linked to worse psychiatric symptoms in TBI patients

Receptor that detects heat of red chili pepper may help protect the brain after TBI

Receptor that detects heat of red chili pepper may help protect the brain after TBI

Mild head injury increases risk for long-term headaches

Mild head injury increases risk for long-term headaches

Waking up “sleeping” stem cells in the brain could improve its ability to repair injury

Waking up “sleeping” stem cells in the brain could improve its ability to repair injury

Study reports evidence of 'systemic bias' in alcohol screening after TBI

Study reports evidence of 'systemic bias' in alcohol screening after TBI

Diplomats in Havana and their mysterious concussion-like symptoms

Diplomats in Havana and their mysterious concussion-like symptoms

Amyloid protein may be transmitted through neurosurgical instruments, study suggests

Amyloid protein may be transmitted through neurosurgical instruments, study suggests

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy may start early even without signs of concussions

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy may start early even without signs of concussions