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After concussion, teen girls may take longer to heal than boys

(Reuters Health) - Female adolescent athletes may take more than twice as long to recover from concussions as their male counterparts, a small study suggests.

Researchers examined data on 110 male and 102 female athletes, ranging in age from 11 to 18 years, who sustained their first concussion while participating in sports.

Half of the girls reported still having symptoms at least 28 days after sustaining a concussion, while half of the boys no longer had symptoms after 11 days, the study found.


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