The concussion problem in the U.S. grows

CBS NEWS – Concussions are on the rise among children and teenagers. Researchers from the University of California in San Francisco found a 60 percent increase in brain injuries from 2007 to 2014. The largest increases were among 10-14 year olds with boys one and a half times more likely to suffer a concussion. Researchers say the rise may be due to increased participation in youth sports. SOURCE – American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine/MedDay/CBS

A new study debunks the popular belief that e-cigarettes are simply a replacement for traditional cigarettes among teens. Researchers from the University of Southern California looked at more than 5,000 high school juniors and seniors and found a significant number who are vaping would not have smoked otherwise. SOURCE – Pediatrics/MedDay/CBS

New research finds immunotherapy drugs can cut in half the risk of cardiovascular incidents in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. But researchers in Russia caution immunotherapy could carry complications so it isn’t for patients with severe disease. SOURCE – European Society of Cardiology/MedDay/CBS

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