Latest News

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The tragic news of Michael Schumacher’s serious head injury following a skiing accident on 29 December, underlines the dangers of this and other Alpine sports.

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The birth of a new baby is a very special time for the whole family. Fortunately, the vast majority of births happen without any problems; however, sometime things can go wrong due to medical negligence which can cause serious birth injuries.

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Over a billion people live with some form of disability, a staggering 15% of the world’s population, who often face barriers to participating fully in society.  In the UK, this includes many who live with a brain injury.

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Cerebral palsy is a general term covering a number of neurological conditions which affect a child's movement, coordination, and sensation, and sometimes their cognitive function.

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This week is BRAKE's Road Safety Week which helps raise awareness of the extent of death and injury on our roads, and the steps that all of us can take to prevent these deaths and injuries all year-round.

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The National Audit Office has found that 20% of all money spent on NHS maternity care pays for litigation cover, £482m in 2012-13.

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Hugo Lloris, the French international footballer, suffered a nasty head injury and lost consciousness after colliding with another player on Sunday.

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Recent American research has shown that 15% of children with a brain injury or concussion were found to develop clinical depression. This is nearly 5 times as many children, when compared to those who had not suffered a brain injury or concussion.

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Since August the soap opera Coronation Street has run a  brain injury story about Nick Tilsley.  Left in a coma following a serious car crash, Nick has needed surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain.

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From BBC reports, an exciting research breakthrough could stop degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and Multiple Sclerosis.

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