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Brave elderly woman who survived spinal cord injury wants to help others - June 27, 2017

A brave elderly woman who survived a serious spinal cord injury in 2008 has said that she wants to inspire others survivors to “persevere with their rehabilitation.”

Report examines brain injuries among UK babies - June 22, 2017

More than 800 babies in Britain suffered a severe brain injury at birth in the space of a single year, new research suggests.

Rugby player goes public with his MND battle - June 20, 2017

A celebrated sportsman has revealed that he is fighting a battle against Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Why new technology is a major boost to those with MND - June 13, 2017

A man with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) has become the latest to benefit from technology which he has said will allow him to retain his sense of identity.

Brain injuries linked with increased risk of anxiety and depression - June 8, 2017

Individuals who experience brain injuries as children are more likely to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression, a study has revealed.

Family speaks of challenges arising from son’s recovery from brain injury - June 6, 2017

A mum has said that her son is a completely different boy after recovering from a brain injury. Janet McCullough, from Northern Ireland, described how her son Eric had developed a kidney infection which later led to encephalitis – a sometimes life-threatening form of swelling in the brain. It was … Continue reading Family speaks of challenges arising from son’s recovery from brain injury

Facebook technological advances could benefit LIS patients - June 1, 2017

Facebook has revealed new technology which could enable users to control a keyboard with their mind. The trial of the prototype system, featuring a patient with locked-in syndrome (LIS), showed the user communicating eight words per minute on a digital screen. Electrodes were implanted into the patient which enabled researchers … Continue reading Facebook technological advances could benefit LIS patients

Women can’t afford to be complacent about strokes - May 30, 2017

Particular fears have been raised that many women are far from familiar with some of the less common symptoms of a stroke. A team of scientists in Australia this week warned that many women had a tendency to think that strokes – one of the leading causes of brain injury … Continue reading Women can’t afford to be complacent about strokes

How to cope with depression after a traumatic brain injury - May 25, 2017

A brain injury can often lead to individuals feeling isolated and cut off from the world, with half of all survivors experiencing depression in the first year of their injury. Leading brain injury charity, Headway, says feelings of hopelessness and altered self-esteem and identity can start to develop as survivors … Continue reading How to cope with depression after a traumatic brain injury

Charity aims to improve understanding of brain injuries - May 23, 2017

New research has taken a closer look at the profound change in personality that can follow a traumatic brain injury. The study, which involved more than 800 people who had experienced head trauma, found that almost three quarters said they felt like somebody else following their injury. The research was … Continue reading Charity aims to improve understanding of brain injuries