Topic: brain injury

Why I Love Football…Despite My Worries About Football Injuries And Violence

Why I Love Football...Despite My Worries About Football Injuries And Violence

The Super Bowl is approaching, and, despite a tragic shortage of chicken wings, fans are rallying around the biggest day for the game they love. And while I’m excited, because I’m a football fan to my core, I’m also conflicted–and not just because my team didn’t make it. I’m conflicted because, between hoaxy girlfriends, the never-ending push to play with an injury, the brain damage, and the legacy of sexism, violence, and abuse, there are about a million reasons why football, as a professional sport and as an institution of higher education, should be decried by feminists, parents, concerned citizens, and generally moral human beings. More »

Curry Could Treat Brain Injury and Stroke

Curry Could Treat Brain Injury and Stroke

Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered that a synthetic compound derived from curry may protect against stroke and traumatic brain injury. They’ve found that a synthetic derivative of turmeric (a spice found in curry) could improve the physical and behavioral deficiencies in mice who’ve suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) or stroke, and may be useful in clinical treatment for humans. More »