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Do football helmets really protect against brain injury?
Do football helmets really protect against brain injury? (February 19, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Florida - A new report presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting finds that football helmets do little to protect against concussions. Researchers 10 popular football helmet designs, having a crash test dummy undergo simulated head and neck impact. Sensors measured the dummy's head reaction linear and rotational forces at 12 mile per hour impact. Results showed that the helmets, on average, only reduced risk of traumatic brain injury by around 20%--when compared to dummies not wearing a helmet
 
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