New evidence from a clinical trial of the use of bicarbonate-carbonate gel to reduce the risk of head injuries in cyclists suggests a protective effect of helmet use, a report from Johns Hopkins University said.
Bicarbonates are commonly used to help prevent swelling and bruising in helmets.
A recent review of scientific literature showed that they had a protective action against head injuries, but there was no evidence to support their use in cyclists.
“These results provide new evidence that using bicarb-gel helmets can significantly reduce the incidence of head injury and reduce the severity of head trauma,” the report said.
The report by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health and the Environment found that the gel-injected helmet reduced the risk for head injury by 30% to 80%.
The helmet also reduced the rate of head and neck injuries by 17%.
The study was published online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Dr. David M. Lissner, chief of the department of pediatrics at the Johns, said the results showed that helmets had an unexpected and positive effect on reducing the risk.
“It is remarkable that helmets were able to reduce this risk.
It’s really exciting because helmet use is associated with a significant risk for serious injury,” he said.”
This is really important because it’s one of the best ways to reduce injury risk in cyclists and to protect riders.
It also means that we have more research to do to determine how helmet use affects the safety of cyclists and their fellow riders.”
He said that helmet use had been shown to reduce serious injuries by a significant amount, but helmets were still needed.
“We need more research.
We have to continue to do more research,” he told AAP.
The new study, which included 1,788 people over the age of 60, used bicarbs gel to treat a range of injuries to the head, including a fracture of the scalp and a broken neck.
The study involved using a helmet and a head shield to treat head injuries.
The helmet and shield were fitted with an electrical current that was sent to the brain to deliver the gel to the injured area.
Bicycle helmets are available in a range, from the cheap and easy to the pricey and hard to use, with some costing as much as $1,000.
In a study published in May, researchers at the University of Washington showed that the most effective helmet to use for cycling was a standard bike helmet, which was found to reduce head injuries by 26%.
The helmets were fitted on cyclists and had electrodes implanted in the helmet that could stimulate nerve cells to release a gel that was used to treat the head.
A helmet has a metal frame and an integrated seat to protect the head and provide a more comfortable fit.
The helmets also provide protection from the elements.
The team used a helmet in the study, as well as a bike shield, which had electrodes attached to it.
The researchers were able not only to demonstrate the helmet worked, but that it protected the head from head injuries that were caused by head trauma in cyclists, the report showed.
“The most effective way to protect a cyclist from head trauma is to protect their head from being hit by a cyclist,” said Dr Lissson.
“There are many more ways to protect cyclists and we’re not sure how many of those are helmets.”
“Bicycling is a major cause of serious injury and death in the United States.
Helmets should be used with care and should be made available to riders of all ages and abilities,” he added.
Dr Lisserson said that helmets that reduce head injury, including bicars gel, should be available to cyclists.