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The Age and Brand of a Helmet Doesn’t Affect Your Risk of Concussion

The Age and Brand of a Helmet Doesn’t Affect Your Risk of Concussion

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It has been repeatedly shown that different types of helmets have a very minimal effect on stopping concussions from occurring, and now a new study shows says the risk of a high school football player suffering a brain injury is also not affected by the age or brand of the helmet. The study from researchers […]

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How Can Parents Protect Their Child’s Head If Helmets Can’t?

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Over the past year, several studies have come out exposing the fact that the helmets currently used in the majority of sports and activities with a high risk of brain injury are actually not very effective at preventing brain injuries. The helmets typically worn by children on bicycles or on the football field excel at […]

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New Study Confirms Reports That Helmets Are Not Effective at Preventing Concussions

New Study Confirms Reports That Helmets Are Not Effective at Preventing Concussions

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As concussion awareness has increased there has been a noticeable increase in athletes wearing helmets. Skiers, snowboarders, and cyclists have all seen a rise in helmet usage, even outside of competition. However, a new study confirms what several tests before it have already shown: modern helmets are not very good at preventing concussions. There are […]

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Michael Schumacher, Formula One Icon, In Coma Following Brain Injury While Skiing

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Over the weekend the most successful Formula One racer in history, Michael Schumacher, suffered a traumatic brain injury that has him fighting for his life. While skiing in the French Alpine resort of Meribel with his son on Sunday, Schumacher fell and hit his head on a rock. The fall was enough to shatter the […]

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Study Shows Bicycle Helmets Lower Risk Of Brain Injury

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Helmets have been getting some confusing reviews lately, as contact-sports and the concussions associated with them are getting more press coverage and researchers are looking everywhere for ways to prevent those brain injuries. Many studies have shown that football helmets are actually not able to protect against the traumatic brain injuries many claim they can, […]

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Riddell Ignored Warning About Concussion Risks

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In the conversation surrounding the NFL and Riddell’s brain injury litigation, there seem to be two camps of extremists. There are those that stand behind the mantra “they knew what they were signing up for” and ignore the possibility that the league and game are putting players in unnecessary danger, and then there are those […]

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Helmets Don’t Protect Against Brain Injury As Well As They Claim

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The most common suggestion for preventing head injury is to wear a helmet. Even in the NFL, the biggest push in traumatic brain injury prevention is coming from helmet designers who believe their products do better than all others to keep brains safe. Too bad there is no proof that any helmet can prevent concussions. […]

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Study Shows Helmet Laws Lower Serious Head Injuries

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A new study has found that a combination of compulsory helmet laws and improved cycling infrastructure has lead to an incredible reduction of serious cyclist head injuries in New South Wales, Australia. Over the past twenty years, the number of injuries has dropped by roughly 50 percent. The study comes out of the University of […]

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