Latest News

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Specialist Head Injury UK Solicitor Jenny Shone comments on some of the issues surrounding claims for Neonatal Meningitis

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Interpretation of CTG's

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Dudley mother wins substantial payout from Dudley Hospital for premature disharge.

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Cycle helmets reduce significantly the chance of serious head injury, according to a recent study which looked at cycle helmet use by 64,000 injured cyclists.  Overall, cycle helmets reduced the chance of a serious head injury by nearly 70%.

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Anger is a common problem for people after suffering a brain injury.  Making their behaviour unpredictable and aggressive, Headway has prepared some tips to help loved ones deal with such anger.

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Brain injuries cannot be diagnosed at an accident scene.  This because at the moment, medics need scanning to see inside the skull to detect brain injury or bleeding.  So a simple blood test could avoid unnecessary scans whilst saving the lives of people whose ‘knock’ to the head is not thought bad enough to need a brain scan and later die of an undetected brain injury.

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A particular problem for people who suffer a brain injury, as well as their family and friends, is not being able to identify the cause of some symptoms.  Are they due to the brain injury?  Are due to a mental health condition?  Or are they caused by a combination of the brain injury and a mental health condition? 

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Lives could be saved by ultrasound scanning for life-threatening bleeding in the brain and software developed by the University of Aberdeen which creates 3-D models of the brain from basic ultrasound images. 

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Testing for concussion is becoming more scientific with ‘goggles’ now able to test for concussion in under a minute using eye-tracking technology. 

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Louis Theroux presents a new documentary about how people with brain injury and their families come to terms with this life-changing brain injury.  ‘A Different Brain’ is set for broadcast on Sunday 15th May 2016 at 9pm on BBC 2.

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