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Talk And Die: The Invisible Threat From Brain Injuries

Blows to the head can be silent killers for which swift diagnosis is often the only recourse.
Talk And Die: The Invisible Threat From Brain Injuries
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Via AFP:

Blows to the head can be silent killers for which swift diagnosis is often the only recourse, say doctors.

Even if there is no damage to the outside of the head, the impact may inflict catastrophic damage to the brain inside, they say.

Because a shock that smashes the brain, a 1.3-kilo (2.8-pound) organ with the consistency of soft jelly, against the hard protective shell of the skull, can damage nerves, brain cells and blood vessels.

Blood clots and bruising then result, which in turn causes pressure to build up and squeeze the brain, worsening the damage and amplifying the risk of ...

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