Texas residents may be interested to learn that new research is being conducted on traumatic brain injuries. While the symptoms are well known, the underlying pathological causes are not well understood. This is due to the difficulty of researching TBIs in humans. Now, one researcher is using fruit flies in an effort to understand the connection between the injuries and their effects.
Texas residents might be interested to hear that one of the adverse effects of a brain injury is a change in personality. People are usually aware of the physical effects of traumatic brain injuries, such as dizziness, impaired memory, problems with balance and headaches. However, they are not always as aware of other changes, such as alterations in personalities. Oftentimes, only close family members, friends and survivors can discern these changes.
Texas residents may be interested to hear of a proposed settlement in the case of former NFL players suing the football league over concussion-related injuries. The settlement, if approved by the judge, would provide over $700 million in damages, covering medical exams and injury compensation for the players.
In Texas, bar fights and other altercations are common events and many people tend to minimize the possible serious effects of these brawls. However, as one Georgia case shows, traumatic brain injuries can easily occur during a "routine" bar fight, leaving victims helpless and debilitated.
Parents of kids in Texas who play sports are always on the lookout for injuries that are affecting their children. If gets get hurt early in life, despite their ability to be durable and bounce back, there is always a chance that their injuries will end up being lifelong ones. This is no more evident than when it comes to brain injuries such as concussions.