• Brainstorm Health: Child Gun Deaths, Concussion Blood Test, Teva and Warren Buffett

    6 days ago - By Fortune

    Once kids get to the first year of kindergarten, they are remarkably stable organisms, biologically speaking. Among children ages five to fourteen, there were just 13.2 deaths for every 100,000 individuals in the U.S.- from all causes -during the year 2015. That's just under half of the death rate of children ages one to four, and less than a tenth of that for adults between age 25 and 34. Kids, for the most part, are pretty indestructible.
    That biological stability lasts for a while. By the time, they hit their teenage years and their young twenties, many young people certainly believe...
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  • The FDA Just Approved a Blood Test for Concussions

    6 days ago - By Fortune

    On Wednesday, the FDA gave marketing authorization to the first-ever blood test for concussions , from private biotech Banyan Biomarkers. The Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator can be used to test for mild traumatic brain injury , and could slash the number of unnecessary medical imaging procedures that people with head injuries have to take. And it's just the latest example of technology striving to revolutionize how we diagnose diseases and injuries by making tests less invasive .
    The Brain Trauma Indicator can help doctors figure out whether or not someone with a concussion needs a computed...
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