Navigation Links
War Vets With Headaches Could Have Brain Problems
Date:1/5/2009

Reduced sense of smell might also signal need for testing, expert says,,,,

MONDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Headache frequency and severity caused by traumatic brain injury might signal cognitive deficits, suggests a new study of Iraq war veterans.

Traumatic brain injuries, also called concussions, are common among veterans who served in Iraq. And as deployment times have become longer, military personnel have more chances to be exposed to explosions that can cause injury.

"The most important finding was that the soldiers who continued to have problems with headaches and PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder] were much more likely to have signs of residual cognition impairment or abnormalities," said study author Dr. Robert L. Ruff, professor of neurology at Case Western Reserve University and neurology service chief at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. "By themselves, the deficits were not severe, but they compromised the veterans' ability to return to where they were."

The researchers studied 126 veterans who had lost consciousness from blasts and explosions an average of three times while in Iraq, none for more than 30 minutes. Neurological and neuropsychological testing revealed impairments in 80 of the veterans that the researchers attributed to concussions. Those veterans had been exposed to more explosions than the others, the study found.

Among veterans who had brain impairments, 93 percent reported having headaches, compared with 13 percent of those who showed no dysfunction on the neurological tests.

Their headaches also were more severe and persistent. Veterans with no brain impairments all described having tension-like headaches about four times a month, whereas 60 percent of those with brain impairments resulting from their concussions described migraine-like headaches that occurred an average of 12 times a month.

In addition to more frequent a
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
2. New Treatment Explored for Cluster Headaches
3. High Blood Pressure May Be Buffer Against Headaches
4. Office initiative reduces headaches and neck and shoulder pain by more than 40 percent
5. New Research and Treatment Options for Millions Suffering Headaches and Chronic Pain to be Presented at 10th Annual Headache and Pain Conference
6. The Chopra Center for Wellbeing Introduces Ayurnas: A Soothing Natural Remedy for Sinus Congestion, Chronic Headaches, and Cold Symptoms
7. Figure Skater Peggy Fleming Teams With HealthSaver: To Relieve Headaches, Be Proactive
8. Urgent need for research into the best treatment for medication overuse headaches
9. Study provides hope that some transplant patients could live free of antirejection drugs
10. Study provides hope that some transplant patients could live free of anti-rejection drugs
11. HIV denialists spread misinformation online -- consequences could be deadly; and more
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/14/2014)... NY (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Love ... on iTunes, called Love Digits. The App brings ancient ... couples alike to quantify their compatibility using a five-star ... places, two people can instantaneously test their compatibility for ... astrology measures. , The app’s five-star rating system generates ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... 2014 Townsend Security, a leading ... new IBM i (AS/400, iSeries) Two Factor Authentication ... security threats evolve and make passwords ineffective for ... modernize their applications and implement two factor authentication ... easy for ISVs on the IBM i platform ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Save the Date for the 2014 Art & Antiques ... BOXWOODS & BowTies “A Modern Twist on Southern Traditions” to ... Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital will host its ... ongoing commitment to raising funds for the advancement of world-class ... 2014 Art & Antiques Show is a three-day show and ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Recently, TopDresses100.com, ... added a new range of multi-colored Quinceanera dresses ... senior spokesman, all of these colorful outfits are guaranteed ... huge discounts, up to 68% off. , TopDresses100.com has ... choose from, and all its items are in stock ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 14, 2014 Recently, iFitDress.com, one of ... released its beautiful collection of brown evening dresses ... are now available at discounted prices, up to 50% ... of high quality; they are carefully made according to ... occasion gowns, iFitDress.com also offers pretty accessories: wedding shoes, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Love Digits, Numerical Approach to Modern Love, Now Available on iTunes 2Health News:Love Digits, Numerical Approach to Modern Love, Now Available on iTunes 3Health News:IBM i ISVs Can Now Easily Integrate Mobile-Based Two Factor Authentication to Increase Security of Solutions 2Health News:IBM i ISVs Can Now Easily Integrate Mobile-Based Two Factor Authentication to Increase Security of Solutions 3Health News:Save the Date for the 2014 Art & Antiques Show benefiting Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL 2Health News:Save the Date for the 2014 Art & Antiques Show benefiting Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL 3Health News:Save the Date for the 2014 Art & Antiques Show benefiting Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL 4Health News:Save the Date for the 2014 Art & Antiques Show benefiting Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL 5Health News:Save the Date for the 2014 Art & Antiques Show benefiting Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL 6Health News:Save the Date for the 2014 Art & Antiques Show benefiting Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL 7Health News:Save the Date for the 2014 Art & Antiques Show benefiting Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL 8Health News:Save the Date for the 2014 Art & Antiques Show benefiting Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL 9Health News:Cheap Multi-colored Quinceanera Dresses From TopDresses100.com 2Health News:2014 Brown Evening Dresses Added To iFitDress.com 2
... and NEW YORK, Feb. 11 ActivCore ... exclusive distributor of Redcord,products in the United ... with,Wellness in Motion (WIM). ActivCore will ... Training Network that will serve,therapy professionals, chiropractors, ...
... to Make Women,s Concerns Central to National Health ... Stabenow (D-MI), House Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional ... other Congressional leaders introduced a resolution today that ... will make women,s needs a key part of ...
... announces FDA 510(k) Class,II clearance for the world,s ... respiration rates, bed occupancy and,movement. Under the brand ... device in the US and Canada under an ... 2000 received the sign off from,the FDA,s Division ...
... Demonstrates That Small Gains in Member Retention ... Market research conducted on behalf of ... can significantly improve revenue generation by establishing ... host of economic factors are currently driving ...
... (NYSE: HRC ) invites you to listen ... Investor Relations, Communications and Global Brand,Development, Hill-Rom. He ... in Las Vegas on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, at,9:40 ... invited to listen to the live audio-only webcast via ...
... through Associate Giving CampaignDENVER, Feb. 11 Anthem ... a long history of giving back to the ... 2008, the strong commitment continued through financial support ... Foundation and the generosity of the company,s associates.Anthem,s ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:ActivCore LLC Announces Strategic Partnership with Wellness in Motion 2Health News:Congressional Leaders, Public Health Experts Announce New Framework to Promote Women's Health 2Health News:Congressional Leaders, Public Health Experts Announce New Framework to Promote Women's Health 3Health News:Sensiotec Announces FDA 510(k) Class II Clearance for the World's First UWB Healthcare Unbound, Wireless, Non-Contact, Vital Signs and Movement Monitor 2Health News:Lowering Health Insurance Member Disenrollment Can Generate up to $100 Million in Incremental Revenue for Health Plans 2Health News:Lowering Health Insurance Member Disenrollment Can Generate up to $100 Million in Incremental Revenue for Health Plans 3Health News:Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado and its Foundation Commit $1.6 Million in 2008 2Health News:Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado and its Foundation Commit $1.6 Million in 2008 3Health News:Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado and its Foundation Commit $1.6 Million in 2008 4
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014  BC Technical, the largest nationwide, ... America , Inc., a leading provider of Siemens Nuclear ... long-term agreement naming BC Technical as the authorized provider ... MiE and BC Technical announced today that the ... BC Technical as the service and systems provider for ...
(Date:7/10/2014)...   LabStyle Innovations Corp . (OTCQB:DRIO), developer of ... appointment of Professor Richard B. Stone ... Directors. Prof. Stone brings over forty-five ... as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist public, company officer ... He currently serves on the board of directors ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds "China Orthopedic Instrument ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/MN46792 ) ... support, China,s orthopedic instrument industry ... market size rising from 3.28 billion yuan in 2006 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 3LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 4Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 2Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 3
... Saturated Swabsticks are packaged ... foil-laminated pouches. Each 4 ... with precisely the correct ... package is terminally sterilized, ...
... alcohol and 10% povidone iodine formulated ... a barrier on the skin. The ... the povidone iodine, giving persistent protection ... catheter related infections for up to ...
... Aplicare's Saturated Swabsticks ... open, single-use foil-laminated pouches. ... is saturated with precisely ... solution. Each package is ...
... Aplicare's saturated swabsticks are packaged in easy ... inch swabstick is saturated with precisely the ... Gel Swabstick is saturated with a multi-purpose ... gel is also approved for venipuncture site ...
Medicine Products: