Most traumatic brain injuries in US kids linked to consumer products – National Post

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(Reuters Health) – The majority of the more than four million traumatic brain injuries in kids treated in U.S. emergency rooms involved consumer products, a new study suggests.Brain injuries in younger children were tied to products such as beds and flooring, while injuries in older kids were tied to sports, such as football, basketball and bicycling, researchers reported in Brain Injury.“A child’s age is important when looking at the incidence and causes of these injuries,” said the study’s lead author, Bina Ali, a research scientist at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Beltsville, Maryland. “In this study we found that home furnishings and fixtures, primarily beds, were highest among infants and children up to 4 years old. Among children aged 5 to 19 traumatic brain injuries from sports and recreation were highest. The findings indicate priority areas for traumatic brain injury prevention.”Using the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System–All Injury P

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