For children who have experienced a brain injury, early nutritional support is associated with better outcomes and less mortality, according to a secondary analysis. “What is exciting about our findings is that kids seemed to have a better outcome, both with respect to mortality and to functional outcomes, if they were fed within 72 hours… [Read More]
The Super Bowl is our country’s national celebration of football, a game Dr. Bennet Omalu, the doctor who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), calls our “collective societal intoxication and addiction.” From an entertainment perspective, football is more popular than ever. Attendance figures, television ratings and the growth of fantasy football tell us that.
We may soon be able to diagnose children with concussions, within minutes of their injury. Researchers at Orlando Health have developed a simple blood test which can detect even mild concussions. It measures a protein called GFAP, which is only released into the bloodstream when there’s an injury. The more severe the brain injury, the higher the GFAP…. [Read More]