U.S. Military Focusing on Brain Injury Treatment

The Pentagon is poised to launch about $100 million worth…

The Pentagon is poised to launch about $100 million worth of research this year exploring long-term effects of brain injuries and seeking better understanding of psychological illnesses. The new funding is in addition to $700 million spent since 2007 on research into traumatic brain injury.

An estimated 12%-20% of troops who returned from Iraq and Afghanistan suffered brain injuries, most of them mild and many from exposure to blasts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.7 million Americans have brain injuries each year.

Read more at USAToday.com.

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