Study questions value of prolonged rest after acute concussion

January 5, 2015 4:28 PM

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(Reuters Health) – Strict rest for a prolonged period in adolescents who suffer a concussion isn't helpful and may be harmful, according to a new study.

Disagreements over whether resting the brain really aids recovery have generated controversy. A study last year found that kids who did less with their brains while recovering from a concussion tended to get over their symptoms faster. But that was a so-called observational study, which is less reli...

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