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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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Change in trauma level designation associated with improved patient survival

Change in trauma level designation associated with improved patient survival

Researchers find neurological basis of depression following sports concussion

Researchers find neurological basis of depression following sports concussion

New gene identified for cerebral venous thrombosis

New gene identified for cerebral venous thrombosis

The blood-brain barrier: A misunderstood key to finding life-saving cures to brain disease

The blood-brain barrier: A misunderstood key to finding life-saving cures to brain disease

War veterans with brain injuries show a faster decline in cognitive functioning as they age

War veterans with brain injuries show a faster decline in cognitive functioning as they age

Dads break or fracture the bones of their children far more often than moms

Dads break or fracture the bones of their children far more often than moms

Deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson's makes some act irrationally

Deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson's makes some act irrationally

Researchers pinpoint brain waves that distinguish false memories from real ones

Researchers pinpoint brain waves that distinguish false memories from real ones

The importance of the endocannabinoid-system

The importance of the endocannabinoid-system

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