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The brain is made up of billions of cells called neurons are easily damaged even in minor head injury.  There are numerous research projects which are investigating how to minimise the initial damage that brain suffers in an injury, later harm it can suffer and also how to maximise rehabilitation.

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The Neurological Alliance, which is an umbrella group of 80 organisations across the country, recently released its report into The Invisible Patients: Revealing the state of neurology services.

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The Football Association aims to have new head injury rules in amateur football by March, following a long campaign by the family of Jeff Astle, legendary England striker, who died from a brain condition usually seen in boxers.   

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The Department of Transport has released its latest road safety report which makes tragic reading with increased numbers of people being killed and injured on our roads.

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Creatine, a popular sports diet supplement, has been shown to protect our brain from injury when it has a poor oxygen supply.

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At this time of year, when many people are heading for the mountains to ski or snowboard, it is worth remembering to enjoy these sports and other winter sports safely. Following recent news that former F1 Champion Michael Schumacher is slowly rehabilitating following his tragic skiing accident last year, a coroner has also urged those going skiing to wear a helmet.

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One of the difficult characteristics of people who suffer head injury, is that even when they recover from their initial injury, they are often left with symptoms which affect their ability to live normally which can include object blindness.

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Sporting head injuries and their dangers are increasingly in the public eye and whilst the new football season has seen the Premier League adopt tighter rules to protect players with head injury, the sport of rugby union has now followed suit.

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Traumatic brain injury or TBI, often leaves people with cognitive as well as physical problems. These can include difficulties with decision-making, insight, also the integration of thinking and feeling, which understandably affect communication and personal relationships.

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The brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and any interruption in our oxygen supply leads to hypoxia which disturbs brain functioning. Consciousness is lost within 15 seconds and brain damage begins to occur after about 4 minutes without oxygen.

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