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Pinpointing the nature of serious brain injuries is key to those patients' care. Advances in treatment of these injuries may yield results for such patients. It also has consequences for other ailing people.
A car accident, fall from a bicycle or sports injury could result in a traumatic brain injury for a young adult. Even after the brain heals, a young person with a brain injury may still experience symptoms years later.
The brain controls all bodily functions, and severe injury to the brain can not only impair those functions, but could also result in premature death.
The issue of brain injury in children from playing sports has gained attention over the past several years. But that doesn't mean the injuries themselves have gotten worse.
Athletes in contact sports generally wear protective gear and take various other safety precautions. Even so, injuries do occur, including ones that can lead to brain damage.