Traumatic Brain Injury

Avoid Ginkgo biloba if You Have Seizures!

The herbal medication Ginko biloba (sometimes called G. biloba, or even just “Ginkgo”) is commonly sold as a memory-boosting supplement. Now, a study published in the Journal of Natural Products reports that using Ginkgo may increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy, and Ginkgo could reduce the effectiveness of anti-seizure drugs. (see full story …

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Concussion Should Sideline Kids from Sports for 3 Months

One of the world’s leading brain injury researchers recommends that children under age 18 should sit out of sports participation for three months after suffering a concussion. This statement was made by Dr. Bennet Omalu, co-founder of the Brain Injury Research Institute at West Virginia University, on February 1, 2010, while testifying at a House …

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