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Head Injury

For more information about head injuries

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Children and head injuries

A head injury or head trauma happens when the brain is swollen, torn, stretched, shaken, compressed, bruised or pierced.

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Minor Head Injury in Children

A mild head injury, also known as concussion, means that the brain has had a slight jolt and will need time to recover. Not all bumps to the head result in concussion.

Read more on Queensland Health website

Sports mouthguards

A sports mouthguard can protect you from some serious sporting injuries, such as broken jaws, fractured, cracked or knocked-out teeth, cut lips and tongues.

Read more on Teeth.org.au website

Snow sports and cold-related injuries - Better Health Channel

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Head injuries and concussion - Better Health Channel

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Acquired Brain Injury - Brain Foundation

Acquired Brain Injury (Brain Injury, Head Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI) Description Brain injury includes a complex group of medical and surgical problems that are caused by trauma to the head

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Head and spinal injuries first aid - Better Health Channel

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Sports injury prevention - MyDr.com.au

Look at your exercise program in terms of FIT - Frequency, Intensity and Time. Only one of these should be increased each week.

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Concussion

Any person who has suffered loss of consciousness or an altered state of consciousness after a blow to the head should not return to their activity (eg sport) and should see a medical practitioner urgently.

Read more on St John Ambulance Australia website

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