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#Brain Injury

# brain-injury - Friday 22 January, 2021

Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:29 PM 24,493 Views 0 Comments

The boy, known as John, suffered a devastating brain injury in road crash in 2020.

# brain-injury - Thursday 10 December, 2020

'I'm luckily not suffering from symptoms so I didn't feel it was right to get involved'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'I'm luckily not suffering from symptoms so I didn't feel it was right to get involved'

Dec 10th 2020, 9:35 PM 50,887 Views 12 Comments

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
# Brain Injury
From The42
# Brain Injury

'Sad and scary' - There is only one topic on the rugby world's mind

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 27,490 Views 28 Comments

The words of Steve Thompson, Alix Popham, and Michael Lipman have rocked the professional game.

# brain-injury - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Rugby's biggest problem rears it head as ex-players consider legal action
# Brain Injury
From The42
# Brain Injury

Rugby's biggest problem rears it head as ex-players consider legal action

Dec 8th 2020, 5:47 PM 13,765 Views 14 Comments

Ex-England hooker Steve Thompson has been diagnosed with early onset dementia and probable CTE.

# brain-injury - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Man deemed unfit to stand trial on a number of alleged assaults
# Unfit
# Unfit

Man deemed unfit to stand trial on a number of alleged assaults

Nov 5th 2020, 4:04 PM 20,620 Views 0 Comments

The court heard the defendant lost his leg a few years ago after he was knocked down by a lorry.

# brain-injury - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'
# Neurorehabilitation
# Neurorehabilitation

'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'

Mar 7th 2020, 12:00 PM 22,199 Views 7 Comments

Neuro-rehabilitation services are needed by people living with MS, Parkinson’s disease and acquired brain injuries.

# brain-injury - Monday 10 June, 2019

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

Armagh confirm star midfielder Burns released from hospital following Ulster defeat

Jun 10th 2019, 5:59 PM 5,112 Views 0 Comments

‘Our experienced medical team will continue to assess and monitor Jarly Og,’ a statement reads.

# brain-injury - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

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

Leigh Halfpenny set for return after three months sidelined with concussion

Feb 12th 2019, 11:43 AM 4,664 Views 2 Comments

The Wales fullback came through symptom-free after contact training with Scarlets last week.

# brain-injury - Sunday 16 September, 2018

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

After almost a year waiting, brain injury patient gets HSE funding for place in new facility

Sep 16th 2018, 7:30 AM 12,786 Views 7 Comments

The Clondalkin man’s family launched a media campaign last month – now, funding’s been granted.

# brain-injury - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

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

'It's tough to see someone like Dippy have to retire at a young age'

Sep 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,882 Views 4 Comments

Leinster’s Jack Conan was sad to see his former team-mate forced to hang up his boots.

# brain-injury - Friday 24 August, 2018

"They weren't expecting him to survive": Father of brain injury patient hopes for funding to give his son a future
# Paul De Ferreira
# Paul De Ferreira

"They weren't expecting him to survive": Father of brain injury patient hopes for funding to give his son a future

Aug 24th 2018, 6:01 AM 13,147 Views 4 Comments

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.

# brain-injury - Sunday 8 July, 2018

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

VIDEO: 'We wanted to show people that he can do things they might not think are possible'

Jul 8th 2018, 10:30 AM 16,032 Views 8 Comments

Pádraig Schaler and his family show us how they got on on a recent trip to Cape Cod.

# 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
# Brain Injury
# Brain Injury

'They said he would have an intolerable life - they were wrong': Pádraig Schaler returns to spot he was knocked down

Jun 17th 2018, 7:30 AM 20,617 Views 6 Comments

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?'
# Brain Injury
# Brain Injury

'My symptoms were all invisible, so how could anybody understand what I was going through?'

Jun 10th 2018, 3:00 PM 72,450 Views 8 Comments

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
# Sativex

Father of brain injury victim who suffers spasms seeks access to trial of cannabis-based drug

Feb 11th 2018, 12:05 AM 21,786 Views 22 Comments

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
# Cavan
# Cavan

Suspect in murder case suffered traumatic brain injury while trying to escape gardaí

Feb 10th 2018, 7:30 AM 25,516 Views 0 Comments

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
# Delphi
# Delphi

New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury

Feb 7th 2018, 6:10 AM 9,059 Views 2 Comments

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
# Otto Warmbier
# Otto Warmbier

'There is no excuse': Detained US student suffered 'extensive' brain damage in North Korea

Jun 16th 2017, 7:47 AM 37,275 Views 29 Comments

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Fair City scriptwriter: 'Heather's brain injury is my brother's story too'

Jun 11th 2017, 7:30 PM 5,067 Views 19 Comments

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Brain injury: ''Fighting' has become my mission in life since my son Pádraig’s catastrophic accident'

Apr 23rd 2017, 3:00 PM 543 Views 14 Comments

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
# Padraig Schaler
# Padraig Schaler

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

Sep 20th 2016, 10:19 AM 10,042 Views 11 Comments

Four families attended the meeting yesterday.

# brain-injury - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 16th 2016, 2:19 PM 17,066 Views 18 Comments

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
# Brain Injury
# Brain Injury

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

Dec 16th 2015, 6:04 AM 26,992 Views 8 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Woman jailed for knocking down mum of two, leaving her with brain injury

Dec 1st 2015, 3:58 PM 20,836 Views 20 Comments

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
# Dollymount Strand
# Dollymount Strand

This young husband and father can no longer walk or talk after hitting his head kitesurfing

Oct 12th 2015, 6:05 AM 41,325 Views 23 Comments

“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
# Brain Injury
# Brain Injury

Three years after falling into a coma, Pádraig's family prepare to bring him home

May 21st 2015, 6:01 AM 40,834 Views 13 Comments

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
# Chicago
# Chicago

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

Apr 18th 2015, 6:58 PM 45,137 Views 21 Comments

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
# Shocking
# Shocking

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's

Aug 29th 2014, 9:34 AM 7,019 Views 17 Comments

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
# Padraig Schaler
# Padraig Schaler

A son in a coma - and a family determined to help others with brain injuries

Jul 5th 2014, 8:30 AM 16,160 Views 3 Comments

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
# Brain Injury
# Brain Injury

Patients in a vegetative state are often misdiagnosed, but a new brain scan may help

Apr 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,017 Views 3 Comments

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
# Home Therapy
# Home Therapy

Apps from Irish start-up to provide home therapy for stroke sufferers

Nov 22nd 2013, 7:15 AM 4,449 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 18th 2013, 8:00 AM 21,356 Views 18 Comments

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

# brain-injury - Saturday 12 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 12th 2013, 7:12 AM 3,127 Views 0 Comments

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
# Cancer
# Cancer

New research shows brain tumours can be killed with anti-nausea drug

Mar 19th 2013, 8:45 PM 12,422 Views 7 Comments

The drug is currently being used to help patients recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy.

# brain-injury - Thursday 22 November, 2012

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

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

Nov 22nd 2012, 2:36 PM 10,650 Views 6 Comments

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
# Brain Injury
# Brain Injury

Global traumatic brain injury rates could be six times higher than thought - study

Nov 22nd 2012, 7:15 AM 5,066 Views 0 Comments

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
# Avalanche
# Avalanche

Dutch prince 'may never regain consciousness' after avalanche injury

Feb 24th 2012, 8:39 PM 7,802 Views 14 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jan 11th 2012, 2:00 PM 3,905 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 4th 2011, 11:16 AM 290 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mark McGovern's debt mounting daily in San Francisco

Aug 15th 2011, 12:29 PM 1,010 Views 18 Comments

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.

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