Boston casualties may include 'hidden' brain injuries

Experts have warned that some of those who survived the Boston Marathon bombings with no obvious harm may have sustained ‘hidden’ brain injuries. The tragic events of this week have made an all-too-visible impact on the families of people killed and injured in the blast.  But leading figures in the medical community have said others caught in the radius of the blast may be vulnerable to traumatic brain injury, even if they were not directly injured in the explosions.  Research conducted with combat veterans has looked at the way the shockwave from an explosion can shake the head, causing an injury. It’s thought that children and the elderly tend to be at greater risk to this kind of trauma. Experts have advised that anyone who was involved in the incident should watch carefully for the symptoms of brain injury.  Read the full story here.  
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