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4 Your Health: Sunscreen-bug repellent combo; lasting effects of brain injuries

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 Tucson- A new government funded study reveals military veterans who suffer a blast-related concussion may have long lasting symptoms.

Researchers tracked 50 service members who suffered a brain injury in Iraq or Afghanistan. Five years later 72 percent had some degree of disability compared to 11 percent of deployed veterans who were not injured.

Brain injury patients were also more likely to have PTSD, depression, headaches and sleep problems.

Protecting your skin from the sun and bugs

If you plan to spend time outside this summer it's important to protect your skin from the sun and insects.

Experts at Baylor College Of Medicine said products that combine sunscreen and bug spray do not always work well. Instead, they recommend applying sun-screen first let it soak in for at least ten minutes and then use insect repellent.

If you know you will be exposed to insects wearing protective clothing may be the best option.

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