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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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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

Impact of craniosacral therapy on concussion and mild TBI symptoms among football players

Impact of craniosacral therapy on concussion and mild TBI symptoms among football players

Study examines fall prevention program designed to help aging adults

Study examines fall prevention program designed to help aging adults

Shear shock waves may explain why some head knocks cause more harm than others

Shear shock waves may explain why some head knocks cause more harm than others

New smell test could help improve early diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's diseases

New smell test could help improve early diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's diseases

Study finds link between concussion in adolescence and raised risk of later multiple sclerosis

Study finds link between concussion in adolescence and raised risk of later multiple sclerosis

Treatment for viruses varies for children with different racial and ethnic backgrounds

Treatment for viruses varies for children with different racial and ethnic backgrounds

Study finds markers of long-term brain injury in the blood of boxers and fighters

Study finds markers of long-term brain injury in the blood of boxers and fighters

Diagnostic signature uses artificial intelligence to detect long-term concussion

Diagnostic signature uses artificial intelligence to detect long-term concussion

Research opens possibilities for effectively guiding stem cells to repair brain damage

Research opens possibilities for effectively guiding stem cells to repair brain damage

BrainScope One study shows one-third potential reduction of avoidable CT scans in mild TBI patients

BrainScope One study shows one-third potential reduction of avoidable CT scans in mild TBI patients