No Surprise Here, Study Says Women Slower to Recover from Concussions

A new study, conducted by scientists at Taipei Medical University Shuang-Ho Hospital in New Taipei City, has revealed that women may have a tougher time recovering their memory than men after a concussion.

The study relied upon functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans to study the brains of 30 men and 30 women.

Neuropsychologist Dave Ellemberg, an associate professor who studies brain injuries at the University of Montreal, told the media that “you cannot treat women like you treat men. But in the field of the management of brain injuries, everyone is managed the same. The data mainly comes from men, and the management programs are all based on evidence that comes from them.”

The study appears online April 28 issue in the journal Radiology.


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