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Posted: October 16, 2014 - 7:00am

Two Southern California schools – one a major university and the other a local high school – are being sued by former students alleging life altering problems from brain injuries.

The University of Southern California was named in a lawsuit by Brian Baucham, a former cornerback on the school’s football team. Baucham claims that despite being ill, he was forced to play a game and suffered more serious damage as a result.

In Newport, Calif., a former student is suing her high school and school district for failing to give her a proper education after she suffered a traumatic brain injury during her senior year.

Cardiopulmonary, Brain Injuries Claimed

Baucham claims he suffered cardiopulmonary damage and brain injury when he played against California on Sept. 22, 2012, two...

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Posted: March 28, 2014 - 2:40pm

 For many decades, scientists have stressed the importance of a good night’s rest. People today find it harder than ever to accomplish this task, however. Long work hours, electronic distractions, taking care of young children and many more factors contribute to the lack of sleep millions of Americans experience daily. Research has shown that a lack of sleep can lead to obesity and other conditions, such as increased stress and inattentiveness. Current research now suggests that a loss of sleep can lead to a loss of brain cells and irreversible injury in the brain, according to CNN.

A new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience reveals that prolonged lack of sleep leads to...

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Posted: March 28, 2014 - 2:29pm

Blood tests are a comprehensive technique for assessing the health of any given person. These tests can reveal how well vital organs are working as well as aid doctors in diagnosing various diseases, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Quick, easy to administer and relatively painless, blood tests are an ideal way to help reach a diagnosis. Now, Swedish researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg say they have created a blood test that will help diagnose sports-related brain injuries from sports such as football, rugby, ice hockey and others.

In their recent article published in the journal JAMA Neurology...

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