Skateboarding is a popular recreational activity among young people, especially in urban areas. Unfortunately, vehicles and concrete surfaces can be hazardous for adventurous skateboarders. A study by researchers from the University of Southern California revealed that head trauma is a widespread injury among skateboarders who fall or become struck by a vehicle. However, this risk is lowered when an individual wears a helmet. Skateboarders ride many different sizes of boards, and new research suggests that riders of longer boards may have unique risks. According to a study by researchers from Brigham Young University, longboarders may be at a greater risk for head injuries than riders who choose to use a shorter skateboard.
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When a person reaches the middle age, he or she has most likely experienced a situation that is stressful. From raising children to budgeting finances, a middle-aged person has an eventful day-to-day life. Other experiences that could lead to stress include divorce, caring for elder parents, widowhood and more. A new study featured in the journal BMJ Open reveals that there may be a link between stress in middle-age and the rise of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, according to NPR.Read More »
A brain aneurysm can be hard to detect. Known as an abnormal swelling in the wall of a brain artery that can rupture, brain aneurysms can press on nerves and reveal various symptoms, according to MedLine Plus. However, MedLine Plus states that “most brain aneurysms produce no symptoms until they become large, begin to leak blood or rupture.” If any of these occur, then a patient may be more susceptible to a stroke. In a new study, researchers from John Hopkins University have identified a chemical compound that reduces the risk of blood vessel spasms that can occur after an aneurysm bursts and can cause ischemic stroke, according to Medical XPress.
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