Cognitive Rest May Help Young People Recover From Concussions Faster.

USA Today (1/6, Healy) reports that according to a study published online Jan. 6 in the journal Pediatrics, allowing kids and teens to rest their brains following a concussion may lead to a faster recovery. The study, which involved 335 young people ranging in age from eight to 23, revealed that “those reporting the greatest levels of cognitive activity (including homework, playing video games, doing crossword puzzles, text messaging and online activities) after a concussion took the longest to fully recover from their symptoms – approximately 100 days on average, compared to approximately 20 to 50 days for patients reporting lesser levels of activity.”

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— “Evidence shows cognitive rest aids concussion recovery, “Michelle Healy, USA Today, January 6, 2014.

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