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Major Causes of Head Trauma in Children Identified

Friday, November 14, 2014  
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A new study of more than 43,000 children finds that falls are the most common cause of head injuries among younger kids.  For children under the age of 2, falls accounted for 77 percent of head injuries. For kids aged 2 to 12, falls caused 38 percent of head injuries, the researchers said.  Among kids who suffered a head injury in a car accident, fewer than half were wearing a seatbelt. Children injured in bicycle accidents were wearing helmets less than 20 percent of the time.  Among teens aged 13 to 17, head injuries were most often caused by assaults, sports and car crashes, the researchers added.  Click here to read more.....

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