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#Brain Injury

# brain-injury - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'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.

# brain-injury - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'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.

# brain-injury - Sunday 11 February, 2018

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.

# brain-injury - Saturday 10 February, 2018

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.

# brain-injury - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury

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

# brain-injury - Friday 16 June, 2017

'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.

# brain-injury - Sunday 11 June, 2017

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 - Sunday 23 April, 2017

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.

# brain-injury - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

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

Four families attended the meeting yesterday.

# brain-injury - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

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.

# brain-injury - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

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

Pádraig has been moved from Hamburg back to Ireland.

# brain-injury - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

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.

# brain-injury - Monday 12 October, 2015

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.”

# brain-injury - Thursday 21 May, 2015

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.

# brain-injury - Saturday 18 April, 2015

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

Her attacker was sentenced to 90 years in prison.

# brain-injury - Friday 29 August, 2014

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.

# brain-injury - Saturday 5 July, 2014

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.

# brain-injury - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

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.

# brain-injury - Friday 22 November, 2013

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.

# brain-injury - Friday 18 October, 2013

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.

# brain-injury - Saturday 12 October, 2013

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.

# brain-injury - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

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.

# brain-injury - Thursday 22 November, 2012

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.

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.

# brain-injury - Friday 24 February, 2012

Dutch prince 'may never regain consciousness' after avalanche injury

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

# brain-injury - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

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’.

# brain-injury - Sunday 4 September, 2011

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.

# brain-injury - Monday 15 August, 2011

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.

# brain-injury - Thursday 21 July, 2011

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.

# brain-injury - Thursday 16 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Surgeons study traumatic brain injuries… in Asterix comics KAPOW

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!

# brain-injury - Monday 10 January, 2011

How did Gabrielle Giffords survive?

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