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Concussion can affect child-parent interactions

Pre-school children are prone to concussions and a new study suggests that mild brain injuries can adversely affect their relationships with their parents. Good relationships with parents in the early years translate into better social skills later on, say psychologists. »

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New tool provides advice about concussion

A new online tool has been designed to help parents, player and coaches deal with concussions in young athletes. The toolkit was developed by Dr. Shelina Balbul at BC Children’s Hospital in the western province of British Columbia. The website »

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Study links concussions with higher suicide risk

People who have had a concussion have a three times greater risk for suicide, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. If their concussion occurs on a weekend, the risk is four times higher than the »

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Ontario proposed Canada’s first concussion legislation

Her name was Rowan Stringer, a 17-year-old girl from Ottawa, Ontario. who was the captain of her high-school girl’s rugby team. Rowan died after a hitting her head hard and losing conciousness during a game in may 2013, and never »


World-class Canadian curler back after serious fall

It’s not considered a violent or dangerous sport at all, but one of world’s top curlers, Canadian Brad Gushue, suffered a serious head injury during competition recently. Brad Gushue of St John’s Newfoundland, before his worrisome accident © Anil Mungal) He »

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Hockey helmets; not so safe?

It’s called the STAR system, an anacronym for Summation of Tests for the Analysis of Risk. It’s a sports helmet rating system  devised by the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech University in the USA. The five-star rating was in development »


Children’s sports and concussions

As people begin to take more notice of head injuries in sports, another study has come out showing some worrisome figures regarding children and sports. The research was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Ontario Neurotrauma »