Latest News

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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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Aphasia is a language disorder, often caused by stroke or brain injury, which makes it difficult to understand people speaking or express yourself, or both.

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Former WWE wrestler, Chris Nowinski, says young people and their parents aren't taught enough about head injury risks in sport.

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Get ready for Brain Awareness Week 2014 which starts this year on 10 March

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A recent court case underlines the potentially life-changing effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. More commonly called PTSD, it was not widely recognised until the Vietnam War. However it is not only combat soldiers who can suffer.

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On World Encephalitis Day 2014 on 22 February, people the world over help raise awareness of encephalitis with simple coffee mornings or larger events, to highlight the devastating impact of this tragic brain injury.

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Traumatic brain injury survivors have treble the risk of dying early through impaired judgement, according to the latest research. This is significant as in Europe over 1 million people receive hospital care for traumatic brain injury every year.

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As doctors try to wake Michael Schumacher from his medically induced coma following his traumatic brain injury in a skiing accident, his tragic accident reminds us of the dangers of the slopes.

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Recent press coverage of Bailey Coates, a baby born after suffering a stroke in the womb, has raised interest in cord blood infusion treatment.

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