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# Brain Injury

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Opinion: Rehab after a brain injury is a human right - we need better resources
Dr Rosie Mangan says the lack of community neuro-rehabilitation services across Ireland is abysmal.
Actress Anne Heche ‘peacefully taken off life support’ nine days after car crash
The 53-year-old died from her injuries nine days after she was involved in a fiery car crash.
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New guidance introduced to limit heading across all levels of English football next season
The new advice is designed to reduce the risk of brain injury.
Independent concussion consultants introduced to top-level rugby
The measure comes as World Rugby announces its six-point plan to further player welfare.
Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment
The boy, known as John, suffered a devastating brain injury in road crash in 2020.
'I'm luckily not suffering from symptoms so I didn't feel it was right to get involved'
Bernard Jackman told The42 Rugby Weekly about his experiences with concussion.
'Sad and scary' - There is only one topic on the rugby world's mind
The words of Steve Thompson, Alix Popham, and Michael Lipman have rocked the professional game.
Rugby's biggest problem rears it head as ex-players consider legal action
Ex-England hooker Steve Thompson has been diagnosed with early onset dementia and probable CTE.
Man deemed unfit to stand trial on a number of alleged assaults
The court heard the defendant lost his leg a few years ago after he was knocked down by a lorry.
'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'
Neuro-rehabilitation services are needed by people living with MS, Parkinson’s disease and acquired brain injuries.
Armagh confirm star midfielder Burns released from hospital following Ulster defeat
‘Our experienced medical team will continue to assess and monitor Jarly Og,’ a statement reads.
Leigh Halfpenny set for return after three months sidelined with concussion
The Wales fullback came through symptom-free after contact training with Scarlets last week.
After almost a year waiting, brain injury patient gets HSE funding for place in new facility
The Clondalkin man’s family launched a media campaign last month – now, funding’s been granted.
'It's tough to see someone like Dippy have to retire at a young age'
Leinster’s Jack Conan was sad to see his former team-mate forced to hang up his boots.
"They weren't expecting him to survive": Father of brain injury patient hopes for funding to give his son a future
Two years ago Paul de Ferreira was involved in a quad bike accident that saw damage to his frontal lobe and caused some of his skull to be removed.
VIDEO: 'We wanted to show people that he can do things they might not think are possible'
Pádraig Schaler and his family show us how they got on on a recent trip to Cape Cod.
'They said he would have an intolerable life - they were wrong': Pádraig Schaler returns to spot he was knocked down
Pádraig was seriously injured in a bike accident five years ago.
'My symptoms were all invisible, so how could anybody understand what I was going through?'
A first hand account of living with a brain injury, by Linda Collins.
Father of brain injury victim who suffers spasms seeks access to trial of cannabis-based drug
Sativex can be trialled for MS sufferers but not those with acquired brain injury.
Suspect in murder case suffered traumatic brain injury while trying to escape gardaí
The incident occurred while he was involved in the hijacking of a car months after the alleged murder.
New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury
Researchers based in Cork have been awarded €570,000 to develop the system.
'There is no excuse': Detained US student suffered 'extensive' brain damage in North Korea
He was arrested for allegedly taking a poster from a North Korean hotel.
Fair City scriptwriter: 'Heather's brain injury is my brother's story too'
Sometimes a storyline comes along that is different, that is deeply personal, writes Jennifer Davidson.
Brain injury: ''Fighting' has become my mission in life since my son Pádraig’s catastrophic accident'
It’s time to stand tall for the rights of persons with neurological illnesses, and especially for those with severe acquired brain injuries, writes Reinhard Schaler.
Hope for change as families meet Health Minister on support for people with brain injury
Four families attended the meeting yesterday.
Terrifying video shows former rugby player 'cut out' while discussing concussions
John Shaw was being interviewed by the BBC.
An accident left Pádraig in a coma - now he can 'talk' to his family
Pádraig has been moved from Hamburg back to Ireland.
Woman jailed for knocking down mum of two, leaving her with brain injury
Jayne Kearney was almost three times the legal limit at the time.
This young husband and father can no longer walk or talk after hitting his head kitesurfing
“You still dream that Dominic will one day just start talking to you.”
Three years after falling into a coma, Pádraig's family prepare to bring him home
They are fundraising to help care for him 24/7 in Ireland.
Natasha McShane making "remarkable" progress five years after vicious attack
Her attacker was sentenced to 90 years in prison.
Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's
The treatment has now been proven to improve memory and could help in other memory disorders, like from stroke or brain injury.
A son in a coma - and a family determined to help others with brain injuries
Pádraig Schaler is in the care of a hospital in Hamburg, and his family want to help others in similar situations.
Patients in a vegetative state are often misdiagnosed, but a new brain scan may help
Traditional methods of testing if a patient will recover can be ‘little better than flipping a coin’ in some cases.
Apps from Irish start-up to provide home therapy for stroke sufferers
The word-finding technology was inspired when the founder’s husband survived a stroke which left him with severe expressive aphasia.
O'Carroll in contact with brain specialist after All-Ireland final concussion
The Dublin defender was concussed during last month’s clash with Mayo.
This is what happens to your brain when you get a concussion
It’s the topic preoccupying those who run sports like rugby and American football.
New research shows brain tumours can be killed with anti-nausea drug
The drug is currently being used to help patients recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy.
Doctor: Former world champion Hector 'Macho' Camacho is brain dead
The 50-year-old Camacho was shot as he and a friend sat in a Ford Mustang parked outside a bar Tuesday night.
Global traumatic brain injury rates could be six times higher than thought - study
A New Zealand study has shown that mild brain injury could be more prevalent than previously believed.