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By On February 18th, 2014

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

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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By On June 17th, 2013

Study Shows Bicycle Helmets Lower Risk Of Brain Injury

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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By On May 7th, 2013

Riddell Ignored Warning About Concussion Risks

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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By On October 5th, 2012

Study Shows Helmet Laws Lower Serious Head Injuries

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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