Girls Take Longer to Heal From Concussions, Michigan State University Study  
5/16/2012 7:13:12 AM

Females and younger athletes take longer to recover from concussions, new research shows. The findings suggest physicians and athletic trainers should take sex and age into account when dealing with the injury. As reported in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers found females performed worse than males on visual memory tests and reported more symptoms postconcussion.