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Helmets, that [hairy] old chestnut

Helmets, that [hairy] old chestnut

Helmet hair has been a bit of a curly question for me (yes, that is a frizz joke) although it’s never stopped me getting on my bike, but now it’s creeping onto the public health agenda in the US, with the Surgeon General, Dr Regina Benjamin, speaking at the Bronner Brothers International Hair Show in Atlanta about the barrier “sports hair” posed to motivating women to exercise. Dr Benjamin said too many women are forgoing … Read entire article »

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Helmet laws bad for health

Helmet laws bad for health

Chris Rissel, Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney and an investigator on an Australian Research Council-funded study of cycling risks and hazards, writes in The Conversation that Australian compulsory helmet laws are an obstacle to a healthier population. Chris has been frequently misquoted on this topic – his main argument is not that helmets are physically ineffective, but that the legislation has had the result of increasing health risks by deterring cyclists. … Read entire article »

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