New football helmets that were given to a group of youth football players from the Akron Parents Pee Wee Football League, in Akron, Ohio. A new report says too little is known about concussion risks for young athletes, and it's not clear whether better headgear is an answer. The panel stresses wearing proper safety equipment. But it finds little evidence that current helmet designs, face masks and other gear really prevent concussions, as ads often claim.
New football helmets that were given to a group of youth football players from the Akron Parents Pee Wee Football League, in Akron, Ohio. A new report says too little is known about concussion risks for young athletes, and it's not clear whether better headgear is an answer. The panel stresses wearing proper safety equipment. But it finds little evidence that current helmet designs, face masks and other gear really prevent concussions, as ads often claim.
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published Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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