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2012-11-13 11:15:45

Johns Hopkins-led study debunks beliefs that safety gear promotes riskier athletic behavior The use of helmets by skiers and snowboarders decreases the risk and severity of head injuries and saves lives, new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests. The findings debunk long-held beliefs by some that the use of helmets gives athletes a false sense of security and promotes dangerous behavior that might increase injuries. "There really is a great case to be made for wearing helmets," says Adil...

2011-02-11 21:05:40

Editorial: The protective effects of helmets in skiers and snowboarders In a bid to decrease brain injuries from skiing and snowboarding accidents, experts in an editorial published on bmj.com today are calling for more public awareness to promote ski helmets. Dr Gerhard Ruedl and colleagues from the Department of Sport Science at the University of Innsbruck in Austria say there is convincing evidence that ski helmets protect against head injury. They argue that one way to increase helmet use...

2010-01-25 17:26:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- It was almost four years ago to this day that young Jessica Gregorie traveled from her home in San Francisco for a day of snowboarding with friends at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. She never returned. Instead, her father, Dr. Dan Gregorie, received a phone call telling him that his 24-year-old daughter was fatally injured. "The ski resort was well aware of the hazards that led to my daughter's death," said Dr. Gregorie. "Had there been basic...

2006-02-21 16:05:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wearing a helmet while skiing, as many competitive alpine skiers and snowboarders are required to do, could reduce injuries among recreational skiers, Norwegian researchers said on Tuesday. Head injuries are the most common cause of death among skiers and snowboarders, yet most ski resorts do not require helmets, according to a study from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo. About one-third of U.S. skiers and snowboarders wear helmets on the slopes, according to...


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