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Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of mild TBI include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking. A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
Blue light exposure therapy can aid in healing people with mTBI

Blue light exposure therapy can aid in healing people with mTBI

Alcohol dependence results in remodeling of functional architecture in rodent’s brain

Alcohol dependence results in remodeling of functional architecture in rodent’s brain

Study provides comparable estimates of road-injury-related mortality across different countries

Study provides comparable estimates of road-injury-related mortality across different countries

Current procedures for measuring intracranial pressure may not leave enough time for accurate readings

Current procedures for measuring intracranial pressure may not leave enough time for accurate readings

New blood test can help identify elderly concussion patients with brain tissue damage

New blood test can help identify elderly concussion patients with brain tissue damage

AACC’s journal highlights new clinical tests that could improve care for concussions

AACC’s journal highlights new clinical tests that could improve care for concussions

Early treatment for concussion may reduce recovery time

Early treatment for concussion may reduce recovery time

Freestanding emergency departments associated with increase in spending for care

Freestanding emergency departments associated with increase in spending for care

Prospective memory associated with performance of everyday life activities in MS patients

Prospective memory associated with performance of everyday life activities in MS patients

Researchers identify factors impacting money management skills in MS patients

Researchers identify factors impacting money management skills in MS patients

Research could pave way for regenerative TBI-IV therapy

Research could pave way for regenerative TBI-IV therapy

Researchers create 'lab on a chip' devices to help medics monitor patients’ health in real-time

Researchers create 'lab on a chip' devices to help medics monitor patients’ health in real-time

Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person visit for people with many neurologic disorders

Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person visit for people with many neurologic disorders

Eating whole fruit could reduce blood pressure for both men and women

Eating whole fruit could reduce blood pressure for both men and women

Homeless people experience a high lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury

Homeless people experience a high lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury

Study shows 53% of homeless people have suffered a traumatic brain injury

Study shows 53% of homeless people have suffered a traumatic brain injury

AI helps predict high mortality risk in patients with traumatic brain injury

AI helps predict high mortality risk in patients with traumatic brain injury

New AI-based algorithm could help doctors treat patients with severe TBI

New AI-based algorithm could help doctors treat patients with severe TBI

Researchers find pupillary changes in high-school athletes after high-acceleration head impacts

Researchers find pupillary changes in high-school athletes after high-acceleration head impacts

High school athletes with a history of concussions may be at increased risk for suicide

High school athletes with a history of concussions may be at increased risk for suicide