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posted: 3/17/2014 5:30 AM

Your health: Are football helmets failing our kids?

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  • Recent research finds that football helmets, which have been designed largely to prevent skull fractures and brain contusions, aren't all that effective against concussion.

      Recent research finds that football helmets, which have been designed largely to prevent skull fractures and brain contusions, aren't all that effective against concussion.
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A study to be presented at a meeting of the american academy of neurology next month compares 10 of the most widely used football helmets in drop tests designed to measure the kinds of forces that are most likely to result in concussion. the latest research finds that football helmets, which have been designed largely to prevent skull fractures and brain contusions, aren't all that effective against concussion.

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