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Mild brain injury may not always show symptoms

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 18:17

In the absence of any definitive diagnostic test, treatment of concussion or `mild traumatic brain injury` generally depends on symptoms such as headache, nausea, dizziness and confusion.

Extreme sports ups risk of severe neck and head injuries

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 14:34

A new study has found that the risk of severe neck and head injuries is higher when it comes to extreme sports.

Silk-based surgical implants could help heal broken bones

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 14:00

Researchers have developed surgical plates and screws which may not only offer improved bone remodeling following injury, but can also be absorbed by the body over time, eliminating the need for surgical removal of the devices.

Paralysis treatment: Leading avenues of research

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 11:49

Stem cells are immature cells that grow into the specialised cells that comprise the body`s tissue. The aim is to coax these cells into becoming nerve cells to replenish those damaged in spinal injury.

Brain injury may be present even without symptoms

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 14:12

Damage to the brain may still occur even if symptoms of traumatic brain injury are not present, scientists, including one of Indian origin, suggest.

New wireless brain implant may help Alzheimer`s patients

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 20:09

The Pentagon is looking at a wireless brain implant that allows wounded soldiers to recover motor skills lost through head trauma.

Acute kidney injury may up risk of heart problems later

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 14:56

Patients who experience abrupt kidney injury following surgery have an increased risk of developing heart problems later, a new study has warned.

Fish oil `cures` brain damaged kid

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 19:50

A teenager, who had severe brain damage after a brutal hit-and-run has made miraculous recovery due to consumption of fish oil.

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