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How a bump on the head can affect your brain for years

Fatigue, migraine, memory loss… How a bump on the head can affect your brain for years – but there is effective treatment for it Michelle Parker remembers little of what happened the day her horse, Flash, headbutted her four years ago — but she is still living with the after-effects. Michelle, 55, doesn’t think she was […]

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WHO head calls for two-month vaccine booster moratorium

WHO chief calls for a two-month pause on COVID vaccine boosters because low- and middle-income countries are still struggling to get hold of enough shots Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, called for a two-month moratorium on vaccine booster shots on Monday He wants higher income nations to instead donate doses to other countries to get […]

Health Problems

Blood-brain barrier damage occurs even with mild head trauma

In a new study of adolescent and adult athletes, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Stanford University and Trinity College in Dublin have found evidence of damage to the brain’s protective barrier, without a reported concussion. For the first time, the researchers were able to detect damage to the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which protects […]

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Baby boy with a rare condition has a tiny head

Mother of baby boy whose head is smaller because of the same rare condition that can be caused by the Zika virus reveals the incredible bond between him and his sister ‘who sees past the imperfections’ Grayson Taylor has microcephaly, where the head and brain are smaller Doctors thought labour complications had caused temporary problems  […]