Approximately one in five adolescents has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during his or her lifetime, but girls often struggle more with the lasting effects.
The most popular youth sport in America needs to make serious changes immediately, according to a recent lawsuit brought against the U.S. Soccer Federation, FIFA and other organizations.
Lead poisoning is a significant environmental disease. 89% of the apartments in Manhattan's Inwood and Washington Heights communities contain lead based paint. If lead paint is found in an apartment the landlord is required by law to remove, abate, encapsulate the lead paint. It requires that the work be done by licensed professionals. Lead poisoning can result in severe brain damage to an infant. If lead paint is found in the apartment remove the children until the woek is completed. NYC Department of Health provides safe-houses where people can stay with their children during the renovation of the apartment.
A 2-year-old boy will never be the same after a Brooklyn pedestrian crash on Saturday. The boy's family members stated that he suffered serious head trauma and will probably remain brain-dead for his entire life. His mother was also severely hurt and remains hospitalized in a semi-comatose state.