Brain Scan Can Tell PTSD Apart from Traumatic Brain Injury

April 24, 2016

 

PTSD and TBI have many overlapping symptoms. Now, a brain study of 20,000 people has found how to tell the two conditions apart.

Although PTSD and TBI can have similar symptoms, in a brain scan, they look nothing alike, the researchers found.

When it comes to treating TBI and PTSD, it’s important to be able to tell the two apart. The treatments for one can be harmful for people with the other.

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Energy Drinks Mixed with Alcohol Linked to Traumatic Brain Injury

April 17, 2016

 

The consumption of energy drinks, especially when mixed with alcohol, increases the odds of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among adolescents, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

The researchers found that 22.4% of all 11-20 year old students reported a history of TBI, with sports injuries accounting for most injuries in the past year (45.5%). However, relative to adolescents who never sustained a TBI, the odds of sustaining a recent TBI were greater for those consuming alcohol, energy drinks, and energy drinks mixed in with alcohol than for abstainers.

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Higher fitness levels improve brain functioning

April 10, 2016

 

Researchers found in a recent study that higher levels of fitness help increase volume in key regions of the brain and improve executive function, which plays a role in reasoning and problem solving.

The researchers worked with 128 adults between the ages of 59 and 80, analyzing brain images and fitness level data for them, in the new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Using MRI scans, they found that higher levels of fitness and physical activity led to increased levels of brain activity while doing multiple tasks.

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Dementia: Study Links Proton-Pump Inhibitor Heartburn Drugs to Increased Risk of Brain Disease

April 3, 2016

 

The study, published Feb. 15 in the journal JAMA Neurology, links drugs like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid to a 44 percent increased risk of dementia when regularly taken by those aged 75 or older.

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