Head injury

Head injury involves any type of injury to the head and/or brain. Any injury to the head or brain can be dangerous and life-threatening. Risks include brain hemorrhage (bleeding inside the brain; stroke), high intracranial pressure, concussion, and similar effects. A concussive injury to the brain can be ...

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Introduction: Head injury

Chances are you've bumped your head before. Usually, the injury is minor because your skull is hard and it protects your brain. But other head injuries can be more severe, such as a skull fracture, concussion, or traumatic brain injury ...1

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Symptoms of Head injury

The most common type of head injury is concussion. Concussion may or may not be associated with loss of consciousness (blackout). The loss of consciousness is often brief and is normally followed by a rapid and complete recovery. Always seek ...2

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Complications of Head injury

Head injury. Headaches are often a symptom of a concussion or other head injury. The headache may develop either immediately or months after a blow to the head, with pain felt at the injury site or throughout the head. In ...3

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Causes of Head injury

Head injuries are most likely to happen when someone is involved in a car accident and is not wearing a seat belt. Other major causes of head injuries include bicycle or motorcycle accidents, falls from windows (especially among children who ...4

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Causes List for Head injury

Some possible causes of Head injury or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Head injury

Some types of this condition may include:6 Types of Head Injury:

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Diagnosis of Head injury

Diagnosis: Imaging tests, including X-rays of the head and neck to check for fractures or other problems; computed tomography (CT) scans to give a 3D view. To gauge severity, medical professionals typically use a standard, 15-point test to ...7

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Treatments: Head injury


  1. Immediate First-Aid
    • Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
    • Keep the person still, lying face up, with head and shoulders slightly raised; do not move the person unless absolutely necessary.
    • Stop any bleeding, applying firm pressure to the ...
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Prevention of Head injury

Sports and Concussion: For kidsóof all agesóreducing blows to the head by playing sports safely and avoiding falls is vital to a healthy life. ...Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH)8 ...

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Research for Head injury

NIH Research on Concussion and the Brain Dr. Anne McKee is a pioneer in the study of athletes' brains and the damage to them by repeated blows to the head. In 2012, the National Football League (NFL) donated $30 million ...9

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  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ headinjuries.html
  2. Source: Queensland Health: conditions.health.qld.gov.au/ HealthCondition/ condition/ 6/ 101/ 350/ head-injury
  3. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ headache/ detail_headache.htm
  4. Source: Queensland Health: conditions.health.qld.gov.au/ HealthCondition/ condition/ 6/ 67/ 267/ coma
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  7. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ summer15/ articles/ summer15pg13.html
  8. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ summer15/ articles/ summer15pg10.html
  9. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ summer15/ articles/ summer15pg11.html

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