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06 May 2013

A new study done in California has suggested that sports-related concussions in children may lead to some measurable emotional and behavioral functioning problems in the months that follow the injury. A child's brain is still developing. The worry is that if a child has a large brain injury they will not reach their destined ability.

These results emphasize the need to play sports as safely as possible and always wear a helmet if head injury is possible. The use of helmets when children and adults ride a bike is required by law, but some people still choose not to wear one. Helmets have been proven to reduce the risk of head injury.

The study was presented by Ivet Hartonian, MD, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 65th Annual Meeting, March 2013

For more information have a look at the topic 'Acquired brain injury'