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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.
Obama calls for veterans' health care expansion

Obama calls for veterans' health care expansion

Cutting-edge imaging research aims to map brain injuries

Cutting-edge imaging research aims to map brain injuries

TGF beta blocker prevents epilepsy following traumatic brain injury

TGF beta blocker prevents epilepsy following traumatic brain injury

Brain's immune system may cause chronic seizures

Brain's immune system may cause chronic seizures

Researchers test whether estrogen could improve outcomes after traumatic brain injury, shock

Researchers test whether estrogen could improve outcomes after traumatic brain injury, shock

Research investigates the treatment of traumatic brain and head injury

Research investigates the treatment of traumatic brain and head injury

Research questions standard protocol for treating traumatic brain injury

Research questions standard protocol for treating traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury haunts children for years

Traumatic brain injury haunts children for years

Children who suffer traumatic brain injuries experience lasting or late-appearing neuropsychological problems

Children who suffer traumatic brain injuries experience lasting or late-appearing neuropsychological problems

Novel "lab on a tube" monitoring device

Novel "lab on a tube" monitoring device

Treating sleep disorders in people with traumatic brain injury may not eliminate symptoms

Treating sleep disorders in people with traumatic brain injury may not eliminate symptoms

Researchers aim to determine if specific brain circuits and pathways might be responsible for wisdom

Researchers aim to determine if specific brain circuits and pathways might be responsible for wisdom

Blood test that predicts seriousness of a head injury gains momentum

Blood test that predicts seriousness of a head injury gains momentum

New brain mapping capabilities come to desktops of scientists worldwide

New brain mapping capabilities come to desktops of scientists worldwide

Therapeutic hypothermia is promising strategy to minimize tissue damage

Therapeutic hypothermia is promising strategy to minimize tissue damage

Discovery of new mechanism for the processing of endocannabinoids

Discovery of new mechanism for the processing of endocannabinoids

Stun guns can cause brain-specific complications such as seizures

Stun guns can cause brain-specific complications such as seizures

Does stress damage the brain?

Does stress damage the brain?

Alzheimer's disease therapeutic prevents long-term damage from TBI in pre-clinical studies

Alzheimer's disease therapeutic prevents long-term damage from TBI in pre-clinical studies

MRI and CT used to map intelligence in the brain

MRI and CT used to map intelligence in the brain