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Head Injuries Leading Cause of Death in Malaysia

Head Injuries are the leading cause of death for Malaysians under 45, according to a Malaysian newspaper. The periodical notes that motorcycle accidents accounted for nearly 60% of Malaysian traumatic brain injuries in 2003 even in the face of national legislation requiring all riders to wear helmets. The article continues by noting that treatment for traumatic brain injuries is limited, but improving. To more about how traumatic brain injuries are affecting other nations worldwide, please click here.