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May 2016 Archives

Brain injuries and young people

Most parents want to do everything they can to keep their children safe. Despite their efforts, all too often children still end up in the emergency room with head injuries. While injuries to the brain can negatively impact people of ages, when a young person whose brain is still growing suffers such an injury, his or her development could be delayed. In more serious cases it might even be halted. Because these injuries are commonly “invisible” they may not initially be obvious.

Living situations for those with brain injuries can vary

People hear about serious accidents that result in head injuries, all the time. Less often however, is information communicated about the outcome of these incidents. While there are times when those who suffer the injury recover with few, if any, lingering effects, in other situations, the person who was hurt may not ever completely recover. Life for those individuals, and their loved ones, will never be the same.

How to assess drivers impaired due to marijuana

There are many factors that could contribute to a car accident occurring on Ottawa roads. One of those is impaired drivers. While drunk drivers may be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear that phrase, there are other substances, the use of which, could lead to the same end result. Local police are particularly concerned about how safe the roads will be if marijuana is legalized for recreational use, throughout Canada. Its legalization could come as soon as 2017.

Spinal injury victim uses thoughts to move hand

There are many serious types of injuries that someone who is involved in an accident might find that he or she is facing. Spinal injuries are undoubtedly some of the most serious. In the worst cases these could lead to the loss of the use of all four limbs. Once suffered, currently there is little that can be done to undo the injury. As a result, researchers are constantly looking for new treatment procedures. Recently, promise was found in the use of a system that works by reading the mind of the injured person.