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Welterweight Brian Foster suffered a brain hemorrhagewhich results in him being out of his UFC 129 fight against Sean Pierson. The 27-year-old fighter posted the announcement two weeks ago on his Twitter account.

The Ontario Athletic Commission commissioned an MRI sixty days prior to the bout according to a friend. The test revealed a damaged blood vessel. Foster believes the injury took place during a hard sparring session he had before the test.

“I was dealing with a really good boxer and he caught me with a left hook that rocked me a little bit,” Foster said. “I hadn’t been rocked like that very often. I’ve never been knocked down. My record says I’ve been knocked out before but I was not unconscious in that fight.

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Most head injuries are caused by contact or acceleration/deceleration forces, or a combination of those factors, according to experts.

Contact injuries such as skull fractures, extradural hematomas, laceration/contusion-related subdural hematomas and contusions, come about when the head strikes or is struck by an object. These injuries are only sustained by direct impacts. Contusions, or bruises, are caused by damage to the blood vessels due to forces compressing an area of the brain by deforming the skull, or by the forces created when a bowed-in portion of the skull suddenly snaps back into place.

Injuries caused by acceleration and deceleration cause damage to the brain cells themselves, doctors have learned. Violent head motion can create forces that cause stresses in the brain which cannot be determined by the means that caused the head motion.

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Physicians currently do not have many distinctions between explosive blast traumatic brain injury (bTBI), closed head traumatic brain injury (cTBI) and penetrative traumatic brain injury (pTBI), according to medical studies. The military also uses the same criteria to assess such injuries as civilians.

A 1993 definition from the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine of TBI apples to bTBI when an explosive blast causes loss of consciousness, amnesia, or loss of focus. The severity is determined by how long the altered mental state lasts caused by a brain contusion. Less than 5 minutes is mild, though it can lead into difficulties like headaches, confusion, and amnesia, as well as a difficulty to concentrate, altered mood, problems sleeping, and general anxiety. These symptoms usually go within a few hours or days.

Experts in New York City and Long Island have discovered that even these mild cases could result in post-concussive syndrome which could happen days later. Government agencies are currently developing guidelines to manage this condition, which seems to respond to simple reassurance and specific treatments like non-narcotic analgesics, anti-migraine medication to treat headaches, and anti-depressants. Just as with civilian cTBI, the problem might last only a few weeks, but it might well last a year or more in some cases.

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A twenty-six year old man from Ballyvessey Green is denying the charges of murdering and causing grievous bodily harm with intent in regards to his son’s death in September of 2008.

The baby boy, whose age was not given in the report, passed away at Royal Hospital after going to Antrim Area Hospital, reports New York Brain Injury Lawyer. The baby reportedly died from a head injury, which resulted in his brain swelling. According to his father, the only injury he sustained was hitting the back of his head against the plastic bathtub the night before his death, after he kicked his legs out and flopped backwards.

The father, who has been quoted as saying that you would have to be ‘sick’ to hurt a baby in one of his 22 police interviews, claimed that an ultrasound scan during the pregnancy revealed a brain anomaly that they never had checked out after the baby was born, alleged a New York Brain Injury Lawyer. The baby’s grandmother also noticed bruises on her grandson’s back, but was unsure of where they came from, or how they got there. When a brain contusion is discovered in hospitals in Brooklyn and Queens, treatment is recommended on and immediate basis.

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Boyzone star Mikey Graham, confronted a man at his home, and allegedly hit him so hard that he was left with swelling in the brain.

The 22-year-old was told by doctors that he was extremely lucky that he hadn’t received worse injuries. The head injury he did receive was described as “very intense” by doctors.

Mr. Graham told some of his close friends that he was going to leave Spain and go home to deal with the fallout from the incident that took place in his home and left a man with a brain injury.

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