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Brain injuries continue to affect thousands of people in the UK every year, from minor concussions to severe traumatic brain injury. Frequent causes are car accidents, falls and assaults. However the answer to preventing some minor brain injuries may be found in blueberries.

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For the new season, Premier League players will now be better protected if they suffer a head injury. It follows a number of high profile examples in the Brazil World Cup, when players who appeared concussed were allowed to play on.

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The effects of brain injury can be wide-ranging, as can their impact. Each person's injury is unique.  Watch videos by experts on our Head Injury UK channel to hear them explain more about brain injury and its impact.

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Our earlier article, World Cup Head Injuries, highlighted serious concerns about how in practise football does not seem to treat concussion seriously. Unfortunately, this was highlighted yet again on football’s biggest stage, in last night’s World Cup final.

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Despite England’s early exit, we have been able to enjoy good football and plenty of goals in this year’s World Cup. However, one aspect of the World Cup that has not been to football’s credit, is the apparent continuing disregard for the safety of players who suffer head injury.

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Carer’s Week 2014 has once again highlighted the service provided by thousands of carers in our society. Whilst a carer often focuses on the needs of the person in their charge, it is important that they do not forget their own.

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Many thousands of people who suffer chronic fatigue and pain in the UK, may in fact have undiagnosed hypopituitarism, a type of brain damage.

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Headway's Action for Brain Injury Week 2014 against a background of cuts to welfare benefits, local authority and NHS budgets, delivers a key message on behalf of brain injury survivors and their families of 'Don't cut me out!'

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Up to 20% of all epilepsy is suffered following a head injury. So research into new treatment which may prevent epilepsy after head injury could be an exciting breakthrough.

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Epileptic seizures affect more than ½ million people in the UK. We all have the potential to suffer seizures, but brain damage particularly from a severe head injury makes seizures more likely.

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