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Soccer goalie Kate Radcliff was diving for a ball when she collided with another player. At first, they didn’t think Kate needed medical attention. “We actually didn’t get her checked out right away because she didn’t have the symptoms right at the beginning, but a couple of hours later she started vomiting and had a headache,” said her mother Misty Radcliff. Read more here: http://globalnews.ca/news/2327547/concussions-in-kids-can-be-detected-by-a-new-blood-test-study/?hootPostID=2b079063a7ea5f9b200491f413dce78d  

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Biomechanical engineer Alyssa DeMarco is distressed whenever she spots two nearly identical snow-sport helmets -- with a subtle difference that could be life shattering. Superior helmets are certified by an international standards organization, but in Canada there's no law on safety regulations for ski or snowboard headgear. Imposter helmets are a big concern as Canadians prepare up for another winter sport season, said DeMarco, who leads the helmet-research team at MEA Forensic, a collision and injury reconstruction firm in Vancouver. Read more here: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/imposter-snow-sport-helmets-a-concern-while-canadian-sellers-not-bound-by-laws-1.2615376  

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The Symptoms Immediately after a blow to the head, any number of the following: headache, loss of memory, loss of consciousness, confusion, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, etc. Later on, concentration problems, irritability, and sensitivity to light and noise. If you didn’t get hit very hard, some of the symptoms might be subtle. What’s Going On In There? In medical terms, a concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury, but in reality there’s nothing mild about it. It’s serious. When you get whacked in the head, the force makes nerves twist and stretch, and your brain hits the inside of your...

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