The Age

July 5 2017

Kristen V Brown

In 2009, Gary Olhoeft walked into a department store to buy some DVDs. He walked out with his whole body twitching and convulsing.

Olhoeft has a brain implant, tiny bits of microelectronic circuitry that deliver electrical impulses to his motor cortex in order to control the debilitating tremors he suffers as a symptom of Parkinson's disease. It had been working fine. So, what happened when he passed through those double wide doors into consumer electronics paradise? He thinks the theft-prevention system interfered with his implant and turned it off.



The Canberra Times

Matthew Rosenberg

13 April 2019

A young girl who was shot in the Christchurch terror attacks has sustained brain damage and doesn't recognise her parents, her father says.

Four-year-old Alen Daraghmih is in Auckland's Starship children's hospital, conscious, but not responding. Across the road, her father Wasseim Alsati remains in Auckland City Hospital where he's spent the past three-and-a-half weeks.

Both father and daughter sustained serious injuries in the massacre at Al Noor mosque on March 15.



The Guardian

Nicole Hayes

Mon 19 Mar 2018

Adelaide’s last chance to make consecutive AFLW grand finals took a serious hit on Sunday when their co-captain Chelsea Randall received a knock to her head, and was taken from the ground. Minutes later, as Collingwood goaled to put themselves in a match-winning lead, Randall had to be held back by officials on the interchange bench, such was her determination to return to the field to rescue her team’s season. Try as she might, Randall could not return because the AFL’s concussion policy was in play – she was done for the day, and yet again, a player’s match time was cut short by concussion.



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