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Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion, Study Says

(7/1/2013)

Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion, Study Says
HealthDay News
June 25, 2013
 
Concussions appear to be a common injury for teenagers, with the risk higher not only for athletes but also for kids who drink or smoke marijuana, new research indicates.  Teens who drank alcohol or smoked pot at least occasionally had three to five times the concussion risk of their peers who were drug- and alcohol-free.  The results give a broader idea of how common kids' concussions are, since past studies have focused on narrower groups -- such as athletes or kids who land in the hospital

View the full article here: http://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/adolescents-and-teen-health-news-719/teen-concussions-common-especially-for-drinkers-pot-smokers-study-sayse-pot-677710.html


Keywords: teen, drinkers, pot, smokers, concussion, increase



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