TBI Associated With Premature Death.

The Los Angeles Times (1/16, Zarembo) “Science Now” blog reports that according to astudy published online Jan. 15 in JAMA Psychiatry, “people who suffer traumatic brain injuries [TBI] face an elevated risk of death from suicide or accidents for years to come.” The study, which is “based on four decades of data on hundreds of thousand of patients in Sweden,” found that individuals “who survived the immediate aftermath of moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries were three times more likely than people without such injuries to die prematurely, defined by the researchers as before age 56.”

Related Links:

— “Survivors of traumatic brain injuries more likely to die young, “Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times, January 15, 2014.

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