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Child head injuries less likely on field

An increasing number of parents are steering their children away from football for fear of serious head injuries.

New research has found however that children are at a far greater risk riding a horse, skateboarding or just riding a bike.

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute crunched the numbers from almost 9,000 children who presented at 10 emergency departments in Australian and New Zealand.

One of the report’s authors Professor Stuart Dalziel from the University Of Auckland tells Mark the results confirmed researcher’s suspicions.

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