Obama wants more research on youth concussions

President Barack Obama playing with a football.
FILE - In this Thursday, May 21, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama plays with a football as he walks back to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Concerned that too little is known about the effects of head injuries in young athletes, President Barack Obama is bringing representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, youth sports players, researchers and others to the White House Thursday, May 29, 2014, to help educate the public about youth sports concussions. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

President Obama made a call on Thursday for more research regarding youth concussions in sports, Early & Often reports.

“WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people.

‘We want our kids participating in sports,’ Obama said as he opened a day-long summit at the White House. ‘As parents though, we want to keep them safe and that means we have to have better information.’”

[Read the entire article on the Chicago Sun-Times' Early & Often]

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