Navigation Links
One in 5 students in Grades 7-12 say they have had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime
Date:6/25/2013

he survey found that 20 per cent of adolescents in Ontario said they had had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime. It found that 5.6 per cent of them had had such an injury in the past 12 months.

Dr. Ilie said this suggests the prevalence of TBI among young people is much higher than previously known, because many head injuries remain uncounted when they are not being reported to parents, teachers, sports coaches or health care workers. In Canada, 50 per cent of all injuries that kill and disable youth involve a TBI.

This new research found that 46.9 per cent of the TBIs reported by adolescent females occurred during sports (e.g., hockey, skate boarding); the figure was 63.5 per cent for males.

Students who reported drinking alcohol occasionally/frequently and those who reported using cannabis 10 or more times over the past 12 months had more than five times and more than three the odds, respectively, of acquiring a traumatic brain injury in the past 12 months than students who reported abstinence. The survey also showed that students who reported overall poor grades at school (below 60 per cent) had almost four times the odds of a lifetime acquired brain injury than students who reported grades at or above 90 per cent.

"Traumatic brain injury is preventable," said Dr. Ilie. "If we know who is more vulnerable, when and how these injuries are occurring, we can talk to students, coaches, and parents about it. We can take preventive action and find viable solutions to reduce their occurrence and long-term effects."

Brain injuries among adolescents are particularly concerning because their brains are still developing. There is growing evidence that people who have had one or more concussions are at greater risk of future concussions, and evidence that multiple brain injuries can result in lasting cognitive impairment, substance use, mental health and physical health harms.


'/>"/>

Contact: Leslie Shepherd
shepherdl@smh.ca
416-864-6094
St. Michael's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Why are some college students more likely to hook up?
2. RKNet Studios Announced Cognitions Bridge Games to Help Students Develop Cognitive Abilities to Support Learning in the 21st Century Education
3. Research Shows that Medical Students May Have a Hidden Obesity Bias, Suggesting Weight Loss via Supplements Like Liproxenol Could Inadvertently Enhance Medical Treatment
4. Marianjoy to Award $50,000 in Scholarships to Students with Disabilities
5. Atlanta High School Students Win Brock International’s Safety MVP Contest
6. Intergenerational Prom Night Joins GracePointe Elders with Local High School Students
7. Two Community-Involved, Philadelphia-area Students Receive $8,000 Scholarships
8. New Emergency Medicine App from Elsevier Australia Gives Students the Edge
9. JD Media Surge, LLC Launches New Blog to Help Students Find The Medical Career of Their Dreams
10. District II and New York State Athletic Trainers and AT Students Provide Vital Health Care at Boston Marathon
11. 5 CU-Boulder Students Patent New Medical Device Through Partnership With CU Cancer Center researcher
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/24/2014)... The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation ... on Malignant Mesothelioma from March 2nd through March 4th ... take place on the campus of the National Institutes ... dinner and an awards ceremony, will be held at ... range of topics about pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma, treatments, ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... November 24, 2014 A new ... London's pre-eminent pain-relief service and massage therapy provider, ... Massage (ESM). This newest sports massage ... key difference between traditional sports massage and ESM ... the body's very own "reset button,” and ESM ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... SWAccessControl.com has recently released a new collection of ... company is a leading online supplier in the international market. ... at discounted prices, up to 30% off. , “We are ... time, all of our items are offered at low rates. ... I have confidence in our fresh assortment. You will have ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... CO, and Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 ... provider of care coordination and disease management services ... has chosen to implement Essette’s Medical Management software ... new Essette SaaS platform in a program to ... Essette suite includes Population Health Management, Care Management, ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 ... Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on the ... information and data relating to the clinical trials ... trial numbers and their recruitment status as per ... The databook offers a preliminary coverage of disease ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:2015 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma Will Take Place at the National Institutes of Health Campus 2Health News:2015 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma Will Take Place at the National Institutes of Health Campus 3Health News:Sports Massage in London by Massaggi Presents New Technique to Reset Muscles, Rapidly Eliminate Pain 2Health News:Sports Massage in London by Massaggi Presents New Technique to Reset Muscles, Rapidly Eliminate Pain 3Health News:SWAccessControl.com Is Happy To Release New Range Of Magnetic Locks 2Health News:ReAdmission Solutions, LLC Selects Essette 2Health News:Aspergillosis Pipeline and Clinical Trials Market (Compnies and Drugs) Review H2 2014 Report at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Aspergillosis Pipeline and Clinical Trials Market (Compnies and Drugs) Review H2 2014 Report at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Aspergillosis Pipeline and Clinical Trials Market (Compnies and Drugs) Review H2 2014 Report at ReportsnReports.com 4
... March 31 A new study in The ... benefits for nurses and patients when continuous vigilance monitoring ... were definitive," stated Dr. Patrick Sullivan, President and CEO ... an early alert to RNs about potential patient deterioration ...
... , - "Thinking Outside ... , Elsevier, a leading ... in the Elsevier Article 2.0 Contest (, http://www.article20.elsevier.com ... useful solutions for rendering journal articles on the,web. ...
... employers across North Carolina , ... Englewood, CO (Vocus) ... life science careers and information, unveiled the seventh edition of the ... , ,This regional campaign is a promotional effort highlighting biotechnological, pharmaceutical ...
... $25 Monthly Fee for Copayments , ... Mineola, NY ... the nation,s lowest cost provider of merchant services, is pleased to ... doctors, dentists, chiropractors, podiatrists and other health care professionals., , ,The ...
... Government Facilities Offer Greater Work-Life Balance , ... Alpharetta, ... recent LocumTenens.com physician survey, only 11% had not worked ... of respondents, most (82%) said they were interested in trying government ...
... China, March 31 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One,Medical, ... (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a,leading fully integrated ... of China ("PRC"), today announced that it has,cancelled ... a.m. EDT,on March 31, 2009. The Company will ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Continuous Vigilance Monitoring Technology Benefits Nurses & Patients 2Health News:Three Prize Winners Awarded in Elsevier's Article 2.0 Contest 2Health News:Three Prize Winners Awarded in Elsevier's Article 2.0 Contest 3Health News:BioSpace Launches the 2009 Bio NC™ Hotbed Campaign 2Health News:EnablePay Announces Special Payments Processing Program for Doctors, Dentists And Other Health Care Professionals 2Health News:Physician Survey Highlights Advantages of Government Locum Tenens Jobs 2Health News:Physician Survey Highlights Advantages of Government Locum Tenens Jobs 3Health News:China Sky One Medical, Inc. Delays Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Earnings Conference Call 2
(Date:11/22/2014)... 2014  Sprout Pharmaceuticals today announced positive preliminary results from ... with flibanserin up to 200 mg at bedtime had no ... the 20 th Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of the ... in Miami . The Phase ... Response Letter and the Formal Dispute Resolution that was filed ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... 21 de noviembre de 2014  BioClinica®, Inc., ... externalizados y tecnologías eClinical, ha indicado un aumento ... inteligente, para el seguimiento basado en el riesgo ... el concepto del seguimiento basado en el riesgo ... visitas de seguimiento o cambio de los métodos ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014 MEDITE Group acquired ... nine months and the 3 rd quarter sales ended ... income was $448,000 for the nine months ended September 2014 ... "Even though our 3 rd quarter is usually a ... extends from July into September for many countries worldwide, we ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sprout Pharmaceuticals Presents Phase 1 Clinical Trial Data Showing Treatment With Flibanserin Results In No Next-Day Driving Impairment 2Sprout Pharmaceuticals Presents Phase 1 Clinical Trial Data Showing Treatment With Flibanserin Results In No Next-Day Driving Impairment 3El 'seguimiento inteligente' consigue un excelente momento 2El 'seguimiento inteligente' consigue un excelente momento 3CytoCore Inc. / MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. Reports Record YTD and 3rd Quarter Sales 2CytoCore Inc. / MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. Reports Record YTD and 3rd Quarter Sales 3
... ("Volition" or the "Company"), a life sciences company focused on ... shareholders from Cameron Reynolds, CEO: Dear Shareholders, ... growing and the fact that we have been reaching our ... and look forward to future goals that will continue to ...
... Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INO ... and infectious diseases, announced today that VGX-3100, its investigational ... by human papillomavirus, was highlighted by Fierce Vaccines ... (see VGX-3100 – Cervical cancer). Inovio is currently ...
Cached Medicine Technology:VolitionRX Limited Issues Update Letter to Shareholders 2VolitionRX Limited Issues Update Letter to Shareholders 3VolitionRX Limited Issues Update Letter to Shareholders 4VolitionRX Limited Issues Update Letter to Shareholders 5Inovio Pharmaceuticals Cervical Dysplasia And Cancer Treatment Highlighted as One of 10 Promising Therapeutic Vaccines; Phase II Clinical Study Currently Enrolling 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals Cervical Dysplasia And Cancer Treatment Highlighted as One of 10 Promising Therapeutic Vaccines; Phase II Clinical Study Currently Enrolling 3Inovio Pharmaceuticals Cervical Dysplasia And Cancer Treatment Highlighted as One of 10 Promising Therapeutic Vaccines; Phase II Clinical Study Currently Enrolling 4Inovio Pharmaceuticals Cervical Dysplasia And Cancer Treatment Highlighted as One of 10 Promising Therapeutic Vaccines; Phase II Clinical Study Currently Enrolling 5Inovio Pharmaceuticals Cervical Dysplasia And Cancer Treatment Highlighted as One of 10 Promising Therapeutic Vaccines; Phase II Clinical Study Currently Enrolling 6
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: