Canadian Institutes of Health Research experts discuss traumatic brain
OTTAWA, March 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the
number one killer and disabler of young Canadians under the age of 40.
Each year, 50,000 Canadians sustain brain injury due to a blow to the
head, a fall from a bike, a car accident or physical violence. In an
instant, the victims' lives change and they have to live with memory
problems, headaches, attention deficits, mood swings and frustration.
Young athletes are particularly susceptible to concussions, one type of
TBI, thus the debate over whether violence should be eradicated from
sports like hockey in an effort to reduce the number of brain injuries.
In light of Brain Awareness Week (March 12-18), CIHR-funded researchers
are available to discuss the impact of TBI on people's health.
Giving your head a check: detection, diagnosis and treatment of
traumatic brain injury
Dr. Anthony Phillips, Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of
Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (Vancouver, British
Concussions in athletes: is this an epidemic?
Drs. Maryse Lassonde and Hugo Théoret, CIHR-funded researchers
Single and multiple concussions: the short and long-term consequences
Dr. Robin Green, CIHR-funded researcher (Toronto, Ontario)
Why can't I see right, mommy? Children with visual perception deficits following traumatic brain injury
Dr. Robert Forget, CIHR-funded researcher (Montréal, Québec)
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's health research investment agency. CIHR's mission is to create
new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved
health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened
Canadian health care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides
leadership and support to more than 14,100 health researchers and
trainees across Canada.
SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research
For further information:
To schedule an interview, please contact:
CIHR Media Specialist
Ce document est également disponible en français.