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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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No strong evidence linking amateur boxing with long-term brain injury

No strong evidence linking amateur boxing with long-term brain injury

Mutation in a single gene can cause epilepsy in infants

Mutation in a single gene can cause epilepsy in infants

A blood test for concussions - aim of new research

A blood test for concussions - aim of new research

Research shows how genetic mutation causes epilepsy in infants

Research shows how genetic mutation causes epilepsy in infants

Handheld BrainScope device detects brain damage immediately after concussion

Handheld BrainScope device detects brain damage immediately after concussion

Electrical device partly restores sense of balance in animals

Electrical device partly restores sense of balance in animals

The future of Alzheimer's disease research

The future of Alzheimer's disease research

Catastrophic head injuries in football dramatically higher at high school level than college level

Catastrophic head injuries in football dramatically higher at high school level than college level

Elevator-related injuries in children

Elevator-related injuries in children

Researchers discover how strokes trigger biochemical events that increase amyloid-beta production in the brain

Researchers discover how strokes trigger biochemical events that increase amyloid-beta production in the brain

Strokes role in Alzheimer's disease

Strokes role in Alzheimer's disease

Blocking stress protein decreases Alzheimer's peptide

Blocking stress protein decreases Alzheimer's peptide

Exposure to pesticides and traumatic head injury are associated with Parkinson's disease

Exposure to pesticides and traumatic head injury are associated with Parkinson's disease

Stroke victims could be more vulnerable to Alzheimer's

Stroke victims could be more vulnerable to Alzheimer's

Advances in epilepsy treatment

Advances in epilepsy treatment

Pesticide exposure and head trauma increases risk for Parkinson's disease

Pesticide exposure and head trauma increases risk for Parkinson's disease

Study looks at traumatic brain injury - leading cause of abusive death in children

Study looks at traumatic brain injury - leading cause of abusive death in children

Amateur boxing and brain damage

Amateur boxing and brain damage

Migraine sufferers may have form of brain damage

Migraine sufferers may have form of brain damage

Bike helmet legislation could make cycling safer

Bike helmet legislation could make cycling safer