Child Sustains Traumatic Brain Injury in Car Accident, Mother Charged

A woman who drove under the influence of strong prescription drugs and failed to fasten her children’s seat belts has been charged in connection with a car accident she caused that injured both her children, according to ABC’s WQOW 18 news website.  Investigators believe that the Wisconsin mother put both children in car seats but [...]

Symptoms & Signs of Head Injuries/Brain Injuries

The symptoms and signs of head injuries in children vary depending on the specific type, severity, and location of the injuries involved, but some of the neurological symptoms common among head- or brain-injured children are listed below (adapted from the Community Connect to Research site):

seizures or convulsions
loss of consciousness or “passing out”
memory loss
slurred speech
vomiting [...]

Amino Acids May Help Child Brain Injury Victims Improve Cognitive Functions

We recently added a FAQ to our website about current research on amino acids and their potential value to brain injury victims.  To read more about how amino acids may treat the brain damage that affects cognitive functions in children, click here.
As the “leading cause of death and disability in young children,” (according to the [...]

Lead Poisoning: A Brain Injury Suffered by Many Children

We recently added an article to our library about lead poisoning and child brain injuries.  Although lead poisoning “can affect nearly every system in the body,” according to the CDC, it is considered a head injury and a brain injury, which can result in learning or behavioral problems by the time a child is four [...]