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U.S. Launches Study into Youth Sports Concussions

Posted Jan 07 2013 4:28pm

The U.S. government launched on Monday a sweeping study of rising sports-related concussions among the youth, amid concerns that the injuries may have contributed to the suicides of professional football players.

A football helmet's health warning sticker is pictured as the Oceanside Pirates high school football team prepares for their Friday night game in Oceanside, California in this file photo taken September 14, 2012. The Institute of Medicine is launching a study into sports-related concussions among youths from elementary school to early adulthood. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

Source: Reuters Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Concussion , Sports Injuries
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