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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Blood Test For Concussions

This New Blood Test Could Detect Concussions

With greater awareness about the dangers of head blows, researchers say a blood test may diagnose more serious traumatic brain injuries

Alice Park | March 28, 2016

There’s growing evidence that concussions may have more lasting effects than previously thought, and that monitoring people with head injuries, no matter how apparently minor, is crucial to ensuring they receive proper treatment and minimize the effects of the trauma.
But there aren’t good ways to distinguish between mild blows that don’t require additional care and mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI), which could have more serious consequences. 

Blood test detects concussion up to a week after impact. Source:
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