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MAR 13, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Blood test offers swifter, safer diagnosis of sport brain injury

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Swedish researchers say they have devised a blood test that could better diagnose sports-related brain injuries and prevent American football, rugby and ice hockey players returning to the field in danger. In findings from a study of ice hockey players, the researchers said their method can show just an hour after a head injury how severe the concussion is, whether there is a risk of long-term symptoms, and when the player can return to the sport. "In ice hockey and other contact sports, repeated concussions are common, where the brain has not finished ... Read More

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