Parents following outdated concussion tips

Parents could be doing more harm than good if they are regularly waking a child a week after they have had a concussion, research suggests. A US study has found most parents follow outdated advice and still wake children during the night well after the concussion to check on them amid worries about potential swelling of the brain. Some also stop their children exercising and take away their electronic devices. Dr Christopher Giza, a paediatric neurologist at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), says sleep can actually help the brain recover faster in people who have been concussed. “Once…
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