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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.
Study looks at religion in health care

Study looks at religion in health care

Stem cells from a person's own umbilical cord effectively treat blood and immune disorders, juvenile diabetes

Stem cells from a person's own umbilical cord effectively treat blood and immune disorders, juvenile diabetes

Little evidence to support therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder

Little evidence to support therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder

Review of PTSD treatments

Review of PTSD treatments

The importance of the endocannabinoid-system

The importance of the endocannabinoid-system

Improving working memory by computerized strategy in ADHD

Improving working memory by computerized strategy in ADHD

1st successful treatment for chronic traumatic brain injury

1st successful treatment for chronic traumatic brain injury

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

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

Big bucks for cooling therapy trial for children with brain injuries

Big bucks for cooling therapy trial for children with brain injuries

High school footballers wearing special helmets to monitor brain injuries

High school footballers wearing special helmets to monitor brain injuries

A blood test for concussions - aim of new research

A blood test for concussions - aim of new research

Vital recommendations for treatment of brain injury patients

Vital recommendations for treatment of brain injury patients

Blood-flow detector software shows promise in preventing brain damage

Blood-flow detector software shows promise in preventing brain damage

Vision restoration therapy shown to help brain injured patients recover lost vision

Vision restoration therapy shown to help brain injured patients recover lost vision

High-tech diagnosis pinpoints causes of behavioral and psychiatric problems in patients

High-tech diagnosis pinpoints causes of behavioral and psychiatric problems in patients

Study links changes in brain function directly to the recovery of athletes from sports concussion

Study links changes in brain function directly to the recovery of athletes from sports concussion

Deep brain stimulation a miracle for man with severe brain injury

Deep brain stimulation a miracle for man with severe brain injury

High rate of misdiagnosis in patients in an acute vegetative state

High rate of misdiagnosis in patients in an acute vegetative state

Strokes role in Alzheimer's disease

Strokes role in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain

Researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain