Blood test detects concussion up to a week after impact

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Researchers were able to detect mild to moderate traumatic brain lesions with an accuracy of 97 percent.

EyeGuide Focus is claimed to detect concussions in 10 seconds

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Although concussions can have very serious consequences, they're also difficult to diagnose without the proper equipment.

Study shows first link between altitude and concussion

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

High school athletes playing at higher altitudes suffer fewer concussions than those closer to sea-level, a phenomenon attributed to changes in the brain making it fit more tightly in the skull.

How a Concussion Can Lead to Depression Years Later

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

A head injury can lead brain cells to go on "high alert" and overreact to immune challenges by becoming excessively inflammatory, a condition linked with depressive complications.