Exposure to bomb blasts may cause brain injury in vets -- without symptoms

March 4, 2014 3:30 PM

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Exposure to bomb blasts may cause brain injury in vets -- without symptoms

In conflict zones such as Afghanistan and Iraq, military personnel are often exposed to intense explosive blasts, which can lead to symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and eventually long-term brain damage.

Now, new research has revealed that veterans exposed to these types of blasts are still at risk of damage in their brain’s white matter – even when symptoms do not present. The findings, published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, suggest that the absence of a TBI diagnosis does not nec...

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