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Researchers: Brain inflammation ‘very common’ after intensive care treatment

Many people hospitalized in intensive care for conditions like a heart attack face lasting mental deficits similar to traumatic brain injury, US researchers said Wednesday, urging families to push for minimal sedation. The problem is “very common,” with a condition known as delirium affecting about three-quarters of those treated in…

Woman arrested for faking brain injury and scamming $480,000 from Boston bombing victims

Police arrested a New York woman on Friday after a Massachusetts fugitive warrant had been issued for her arrest for a nonprofit out of nearly half a million dollars designed to benefit the victims of the April bombing of the Boston Marathon. CNN reported that 26-year-old Audrea Gause was awarded…

Congress to investigate Pentagon’s decision to deny coverage for brain injured troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A key congressional oversight committee announced Friday that it was opening an investigation into the basis of a decision by the Pentagon’s health plan to deny a type of medical treatment to troops with brain injuries. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), the chairman of the subcommittee on contracting oversight,…

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