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Spinal Injuries Awareness Day 2017

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Inspirational spinal injury survivor proves anything is possible Today is Spinal Injuries Awareness Day . Organised by the Spinal Injuries Association , the aim of the day is to reach as many people as possible with the message that support is available...

Badminton competitor suffers traumatic brain injury in fall

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The equestrian world is still in shock with the news that Emily Gilruth, an experienced British eventing rider, is in intensive care after falling from her horse at this year’s Badminton Horse Trials. The 40 year old from Cheshire was at the third...

Dangerous driving proposal gets huge response from the public

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Consultation on dangerous driving proposals attracts amongst the highest number of responses for a Ministry of Justice consultation. There is no better endorsement for an issue than the public engaging in a consultation with the government. Consultations...

Player fractures skull in Hull City v Chelsea match

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Ryan Mason, 25, clashed heads with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill 13 minutes into the game on Sunday 22 nd January 2017 resulting in a skull fracture and requiring neurosurgery. After eight minutes of treatment on the pitch, he was carried off on a...

Fresh criticism of rugby concussion protocol

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The recent decision not to sanction Northampton Saints over their treatment of George North’s latest head injury has many calling for the protocols to be re-examined. On 3rd December 2016 George North fell in a mid-air tackle. He was taken off the...

Lorry driver causes deaths of mother and three children

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Tragic loss of family highlights dangers of using mobile phones at the wheel A 30 year old lorry driver has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of the deaths of a mother and three children in a crash on the A34 while using his...

Would you let your child play football the day before an exam?

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A new study shows that heading a football does affect memory. Researchers have identified ‘small but significant changes in brain function’ after players headed a ball 20 times. The study from The University of Stirling was published in...

Breaking more Boundaries for severely injured

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Breaking more Boundaries for severely injured children and adults This Friday (7 th October) we are excited to be supporting the inspirational CCMS Breaking More Boundaries Conference at Newbury Race Course. CCMS (Community Case...

Are we on the verge of a CTE epidemic?

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As the popularity of action sports grows in the average adult are we going to see a large increase in CTE diagnoses? CTE is linked largely to American Footballers and concern is growing about the effect it has on rugby players too. But your average adult...

Surfs up for Silverlining brain injury charity and their clients

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It was wetsuits at the ready recently when I took part in a special surfing day for individuals with brain injuries and their families. Organised by The Silverlining , an amazing charity which encourages and supports brain injured people to participate...

Horrific crash overshadows Womens Olympic Road Race in Rio

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For anyone watching the Women’s Olympic Road Race on Sunday 7 th August the overriding memory will be of the terrible crash involving Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten. The Men’s Road Race had come the day before and the dangers of the course...

Novum law sponsors this year's Calne bike meet

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The streets of Calne will be filled with the roar of thousands of motorbikes of every make and model as motorcycle enthusiasts from the UK and across the continent descend on the town as the annual Calne Bike Meet gets underway next week on Saturday...

Veteran racing cyclist riding again after traumatic brain injury

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Graham Charlton was 63 when he involved in a collision with a car. He was out cycling in March 2015, training for races coming up that summer. He has no recollection of the accident. The last thing he remembers was seeing a group of riders ahead and then...

Passion for rugby unites business people at networking event

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Last week, I had the honour of being a guest speaker at the Rugby Business Network’s latest event in Reading. The Rugby Business Network is the world’s biggest and most influential network for senior businesspeople with a passion for rugby....

American Football tries to get smarter

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American Football tries to get smarter but is still no match for concussion. In June 2016 Riddell an equipment manufacturer launched its Smarter Football campaign, aiming to recognize and reward those who advance the sport through more progressive playing...

More research shows the long-term damage caused by concussion

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Concussions may leave structural brain changes after symptoms disappear The US is currently leading the way in terms of research on concussion. The prevalence of American Football all over the country means there are huge numbers of males who could...

Watersports - Know the Dangers

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Watersporting accidents bring with them; by there very nature, a whole new degree of danger and even more so as children are often keen to get involved. In the past few months there have been some Jet Ski accidents that have ended in very frightening...

Prince Harry raising awareness for invisible injuries

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Prince Harry raising awareness for invisible injuries through the Invictus games It was hard to miss the Invictus Games last week. Prince Harry, the brain child behind the games, has been promoting the second incarnation of the game which were held in...

Boxer, Nick Blackwell, brought out of induced coma

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Having recently written about the boxing match that had left Nick Blackwell in an induced coma, it is with some relief that we find he was brought out of his coma on Sunday. His team have been posting photos of him looking well and in good spirits. It was...

Boxer in an induced coma following bleed on the brain

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Brain Injury is not usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think about sporting injuries, however due to the nature of boxing they are not uncommon. John Hardy a leading neuroscientist describes the sport it as “little more than a session...

Hollywood tackling 'Concussion'

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It makes logical sense that repeated blows to the head can lead to brain damage. We can say this now but it took the findings of Dr Bennet Omalu to make the link. He discovered that Mike Webster, an NFL player who died at the age of 50, had a progressive...

Jimmy Carter responds well to brain cancer treatment

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Jimmy Carter- 39 th US President- responds well to brain cancer treatment Back in August this year Jimmy Carter, now 91 years of age, announced that whilst receiving treatment for cancer of the liver, doctors found 4 spots of melanoma on his brain. He...

Novum Law supports Road Safety Week 2015

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It’s Road Safety Week this week (23-29 November 2015) a national campaign organised by road safety charity Brake with support from the Department for Transport to promote safer road use. This year, the over-riding message is to encourage people to...

Sub-concussive brain injuries in Football-

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Sub-concussive brain injuries in Football- dangers for women and children We have seen a recent surge in concern over concussion in Rugby and now the same seems to be happening in Football. There have been a couple of reports recently that are...

New Scrum rules good news in the fight against head injuries

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Rugby World Cup- New Scrum rules good news in the fight against head injuries As excitement ramps up for the Rugby World Cup starting this evening once again the health and wellbeing of Rugby players will be in the limelight. There has been a lot of...

Former event rider paints her own disabled parking space sign

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While competing at Osberton Horse Trials in Nottinghamshire in May 2007, Claire Lomas fell from her horse and collided with a tree sustaining a spinal cord injury. The injury left her without the use of her legs. Claire was treated at the Spinal...

Blood Tests for Brain Injury

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In the past doctors have had to rely on visual signs to diagnose brain injury by performing CT scans on the brain. CT scans can only detect bleeding on the brain so until now there has been no way to detect damage to brain cells that have occurred without...

Getting back on your bike after a spinal injury

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The Swiss cyclist Fabian Cancellera was leading the Tour de France this year at stage 3. But whilst wearing the yellow jersey on July 6th he was involved in a multi-bike crash causing him to go over the handle bars. Cancellera persevered and with 55km to go...

Favourite sport Vs risk of permanent brain injury

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Rugby-playing your favourite sport Vs risk of permanent brain injury There was an outcry in February 2014 during the Wales V England Six Nations defeat when George North, continued to play despite having received two blows to the head and the...

ABI- females catching up with their male counterparts

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ABI admissions in the UK - females catching up with their male counterparts The number of females suffering head injuries have risen by almost 25% over the last 10 years which requires further urgent research, according to a recent study by Headway. ...

Vegetative State- What does it mean?

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Vegetative State – EEGS detect signs of awareness in vegetative patients A recent case control study took bedside EEG recordings of the electrical signals coming from the brains of 32 people with disorders of consciousness, as well as...