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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Head injuries nearly double your risk of dementia

Head injuries almost double a person's risk of developing dementia, new research shows.

Experts say the study by University of Maryland neurologists could transform how brain inflammation is understood, and, ultimately, how it is treated.

It showed inflammation caused by traumatic brain injury can spread and cause long-lasting damage.

The risk is particularly high for men aged between 41 and 56, they found.

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