Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by a variety of things: automobile and motorcycle accidents, sports injuries, wartime explosions or even simple falls at home.  They are a leading cause of death worldwide.  But when patients are rushed to the hospital and must be treated quickly.  

Standard treatment involves nutrition. But a new study shows the sooner the patient receives a nutritional supplement, the greater the chances of survival.

VOA's Melinda Smith has more on a recent study that calls for a change in standard treatment for traumatic brain injuries.