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When a child falls ill, the reassurance and expertise of the medical profession is the one thing that parents should be able to rely on to help get them through.  But what happens when you believe the very people who should be there to help, have let you down.  Who do you turn to for support?

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Cyclists who wear helmets are a staggering 58% less likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury. 

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Concussion, the temporary loss of consciousness or the confusion caused by a blow to the head, can be short-lived with no discernible long term effect however, it can be the sign of a more serious brain injury which in some cases can be fatal.  The difficulty for medics assessing people after concussion is trying to find those with more serious brain injury and a new test may help them.

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As we look forward to the start of Rugby Union’s World Cup, former Wales player Jonathan Thomas calls for players to take more responsibility for their head injuries.

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British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a severe head injury when struck by flying debris in the Pennsylvania IndyCar 500 race.  The former Formula 1 driver went into a coma before sadly passing away last night.  We all offer our deepest sympathy to Justin's family at this difficult time.

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A danger of head injuries is that their severity is not always immediately obvious after the initial blow to the head.  So sometimes a bleed into the brain can go undetected and a delay in treatment in these cases can be fatal.

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US goalkeeper Hope Solo tended to her teammate Morgan Brian, after she clashed heads with Germany's Alexandra Popp in their World Cup semi-final match.

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Whilst the number of people surviving a brain injury increasing substantially, unfortunately the long term support for survivors is not keeping up.  Often a lack of public understanding does not help, so the charity Headway has launched a blog to help raise awareness.

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Headway, the brain injury charity, has released head injury statistics which make sober reading.  Based on the number of hospital admissions, they show a significant rise in the number of people suffering acquired brain injuries.

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Traumatic brain injury is predicted by the World Health Organisation, to be the main cause of neurological disability in the world by 2020.  However recent advances in neuroscience are not benefiting traumatic brain injury patients according to US scientists.

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