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Brain expert on fatal head injuries

British actress Natasha Richardson has died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Canada.

A leading brain expert explains how relatively minor accidents can prove fatal.

Neurosurgeon Neil Martin of UCLA Medical Center says that even falling from a standing position is "a six-foot fall as far as your head is concerned".


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