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Should you really be behind the wheel after concussion?

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Should you really be behind the wheel after concussion? Should you really be behind the wheel after concussion? Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Even after all of their symptoms are gone, people who have had a concussion take longer to regain complex reaction times, the kind you need in most real-life …

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    Concussion linked to heightened risk of dementia and Parkinson’s disease

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    Concussion linked to heightened risk of dementia and Parkinson’s disease Concussion linked to heightened risk of dementia and Parkinson’s disease Credit: CC0 Public Domain Concussion is linked to a heightened risk of subsequent hyperactivity disorder, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as mood and anxiety disorders among women in particular, …

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      Biomarkers may help us understand recovery time after concussion

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      Biomarkers may help us understand recovery time after concussion Biomarkers may help us understand recovery time after concussion Credit: CC0 Public Domain A blood test may help researchers understand which people may take years to recover from concussion, according to a study published in the May 27, 2020 online issue …

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        Study provides the first data on concussion risk in youth football

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        As part of this NIH-funded study, players on six youth football teams wore helmets lined with sensors to measure head acceleration. The data from those sensors, coupled with medical evaluations, allowed the research team to determine what head accelerations, on average, put players at risk of concussion. Credit: Virginia Tech …

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          Men and women aren’t equal when it comes to concussion

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          Women athletes are twice as likely as men to get concussed—and the effects are more severe. But with research focusing mainly on men, what can we do to make sure women with concussion aren’t left behind? Few sports are as fast and furious as roller derby. The hour-long game unfolds …

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            Concussion recovery not clear cut for children

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            Credit: CC0 Public Domain Sleep problems, fatigue and attention difficulties in the weeks after a child’s concussion injury could be a sign of reduced brain function and decreased grey matter. Researchers from The University of Queensland have studied persistent concussion symptoms and their link to poorer recovery outcomes in children. …

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