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A Blood Test for Concussions
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed the marketing of a blood test to evaluate concussions in adults.
The Lasting Effects of Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may increase your risk of dementia for decades, according to a new study.
MMA and Head Injuries: An Unknown Risk
There's a lack of information on the risk of brain injuries tied to mixed martial arts (MMA), a new study found.
Girls May See Longer-Lasting Concussion Effects
Adolescent girls may have to deal with the symptoms of sports-related concussions for longer than boys, according to a new study.
A Look at Teen Concussion Rates
Many adolescents reported that they have been diagnosed with at least one concussion during their lives, according to a new study.
The Link Between TBI and Dementia
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) may raise your risk for dementia later on, a new study found.
Opioid-Induced Constipation Rx Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to help treat constipation caused by opioids.
When Using Your Head Might Hurt
Usually, using your head is a good thing. But using your head in soccer may be hazardous, according to a new study.
New Pain Rx Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for severe and long-lasting (chronic) pain.
The Risks of Football for Student Athletes
Around 1.1 million high school and 75,000 college student athletes play tackle football each year in the United States. And that puts them at risk of serious injuries.