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#Brain Injury

From The42 Armagh confirm star midfielder Burns released from hospital following Ulster defeat Concern

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.

From The42 Leigh Halfpenny set for return after three months sidelined with concussion 6 Nations

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.

From TheJournal.ie After almost a year waiting, brain injury patient gets HSE funding for place in new facility Paul De Ferreira

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.

From The42 'It's tough to see someone like Dippy have to retire at a young age' Brain Injury

'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.

From TheJournal.ie "They weren't expecting him to survive": Father of brain injury patient hopes for funding to give his son a future Paul De Ferreira This post contains videos

"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.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: 'We wanted to show people that he can do things they might not think are possible' Padraig Schaler

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'They said he would have an intolerable life - they were wrong': Pádraig Schaler returns to spot he was knocked down Brain Injury

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'My symptoms were all invisible, so how could anybody understand what I was going through?' Brain Injury

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Father of brain injury victim who suffers spasms seeks access to trial of cannabis-based drug Sativex

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.

From TheJournal.ie Suspect in murder case suffered traumatic brain injury while trying to escape gardaí Cavan

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.

From TheJournal.ie New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury Delphi

New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury

Researchers based in Cork have been awarded €570,000 to develop the system.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is no excuse': Detained US student suffered 'extensive' brain damage in North Korea Otto Warmbier

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Fair City scriptwriter: 'Heather's brain injury is my brother's story too' Read Me

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.

From TheJournal.ie Brain injury: ''Fighting' has become my mission in life since my son Pádraig’s catastrophic accident' Read Me

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hope for change as families meet Health Minister on support for people with brain injury Padraig Schaler

Hope for change as families meet Health Minister on support for people with brain injury

Four families attended the meeting yesterday.

From The42 Terrifying video shows former rugby player 'cut out' while discussing concussions Concussion

Terrifying video shows former rugby player 'cut out' while discussing concussions

John Shaw was being interviewed by the BBC.

From TheJournal.ie An accident left Pádraig in a coma - now he can 'talk' to his family Brain Injury

An accident left Pádraig in a coma - now he can 'talk' to his family

Pádraig has been moved from Hamburg back to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Woman jailed for knocking down mum of two, leaving her with brain injury Courts

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.

From TheJournal.ie This young husband and father can no longer walk or talk after hitting his head kitesurfing Dollymount Strand

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Three years after falling into a coma, Pádraig's family prepare to bring him home Brain Injury

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.

From TheJournal.ie Natasha McShane making "remarkable" progress five years after vicious attack Chicago

Natasha McShane making "remarkable" progress five years after vicious attack

Her attacker was sentenced to 90 years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's Shocking

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.

From TheJournal.ie A son in a coma - and a family determined to help others with brain injuries Padraig Schaler

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.

From TheJournal.ie Patients in a vegetative state are often misdiagnosed, but a new brain scan may help Brain Injury

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.

From TheJournal.ie Apps from Irish start-up to provide home therapy for stroke sufferers Home Therapy

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.

From The42 O'Carroll in contact with brain specialist after All-Ireland final concussion Seeking Help

O'Carroll in contact with brain specialist after All-Ireland final concussion

The Dublin defender was concussed during last month’s clash with Mayo.

From The42 This is what happens to your brain when you get a concussion Health

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.

From TheJournal.ie New research shows brain tumours can be killed with anti-nausea drug Cancer

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.

From The42 Doctor: Former world champion Hector 'Macho' Camacho is brain dead Fight

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.

From TheJournal.ie Global traumatic brain injury rates could be six times higher than thought - study Brain Injury

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch prince 'may never regain consciousness' after avalanche injury Avalanche

Dutch prince 'may never regain consciousness' after avalanche injury

Doctors say Johan Friso suffered serious brain damage during last week’s accident in Austria.

From TheJournal.ie High Court rules boy, 6, with brain injury should not be resuscitated Courts

High Court rules boy, 6, with brain injury should not be resuscitated

Resuscitating the boy, who sustained a serious brain injury after nearly drowning four years ago, is ‘not in his best interests’.

From The42 The Sports Pages: some of the week's best sports writing Well Read

The Sports Pages: some of the week's best sports writing

With an ode to the healing power of football fanaticism and the incredible story of Rwanda’s national cycling team, this week’s round-up of the best writing the internet has to offer isn’t to be missed.

From The42 Mark McGovern's debt mounting daily in San Francisco Gaelic Football

Mark McGovern's debt mounting daily in San Francisco

Fermanagh’s Mark McGovern, the Gaelic footballer who suffered a serious brain injury while playing in San Francisco, has amassed over $1.1m in debt over the course of his five weeks in intensive care.

From The42 Football and traumatic brain injury: a secret history of the NFL Research

Football and traumatic brain injury: a secret history of the NFL

The NFL has a serious problem with concussion, one the league is largely refusing to countenance. A small group of scientists and veterans have set about amassing scientific evidence.

Surgeons study traumatic brain injuries… in Asterix comics

A group of German doctors have studied all 704 cases of head injuries in 34 books. They’ve concluded that losing a helmet can mean a big headache!

From TheJournal.ie How did Gabrielle Giffords survive? Gabrielle Giffords

How did Gabrielle Giffords survive?

Several factors coincided to improve Gabrielle Giffords’ chances of surviving a bullet through the head, doctors say.