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Previous Question: Should sports with high concussion risk be banned for youth 14 years and under?

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A concussion occurs when a blow to the head causes the brain to move inside the skull. Concussions can cause short-term cognitive deficits and scientists are still exploring long-term impacts. Some evidence suggests that younger people can experience more severe health impacts, but involvement in sports can be good for children's physical and mental health. Engineers are designing new sports equipment to help prevent concussions, but some activities will always have a higher risk than others.

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