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New concussion test aimed at football helmets

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June 20, 2014
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There is no concussion-proof football helmet, but manufacturers may soon have to meet new, more rigorous testing standards to see if helmets can better protect against some types of knocks on the field. (June 20) Video provided by AP


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New Concussion Test Keeps Athletes Safe

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Ivanhoe (July 3, 2013) — About 400,000 high school and college athletes suffer a concussion each year. It’s not surprising to find out that football players are most at risk. In fact, at least one player sustains a mild concussion in each game, but did you know that you can get hit hard, not sustain a concussion, and still put your brain at risk? Now, there’s a new test that can show within seconds if a player should be pulled from the game even if they don’t have a concussion.
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Dan Marino Files Concussion Lawsuit Against NFL

Dan Marino Files Concussion Lawsuit Against NFL

AP (June 3, 2014) — Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino is among the latest group of football players to file a concussion-related lawsuit against the National Football League. (June 3) Video provided by AP
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New Canadian Research Suggests Helmets Actually Don't Provide Protection Many People Think They Do

New Canadian Research Suggests Helmets Actually Don't Provide Protection Many People Think They Do

CBC (Mar. 12, 2013) — Wearing helmets and mouth guards may encourage players to take greater risks in the rink or on the field.
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Former NHL Player on Findings Suggesting That Helmets Don't Do Enough to Protect Against Concussions

Former NHL Player on Findings Suggesting That Helmets Don't Do Enough to Protect Against Concussions

CBC (Mar. 12, 2013) — Wearing helmets and mouth guards may encourage players to take greater risks in the rink or on the field.
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