Study: Brain injuries in young children

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(7/30/19) A new study finds that items linked to traumatic brain injuries might be closer than you think.

A study from The Brain Injury Journal finds that roughly 72 percent of traumatic brain injury-related emergency room visits in kids are tied to common activities and consumer products, like floors, chairs and bicycles.

About 29 percent of activities that contribute to non-fatal brain trauma involve recreational activities with football, basketball and soccer all in the top ten.

Injuries tied to these activities are most common in those ages 5 to 19 but brain trauma isn’t just linked to athletic gear and activities.

Infants and toddlers are most at risk for head injuries tied to furniture and fixtures.

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