Tuesday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- A study using retired football players was published Tuesday in the Journal of Neurotrauma and said repeated concussions and mild brain trauma can result in reduced levels of growth hormone and thyroid hormones. The findings said the head injuries caused disorders such as metabolic syndrome and erectile dysfunction.
- WICS-TV in Springfield, Ill., reported on the new player safety rules set for high school football this fall.
- The Daily Review in Towanda, Pa., reported that the state's brain injury coalition is conducting a survey on the Pennsylvania Safety in Youth Sports Act.
- KUSA-TV reported that 16 percent of Colorado high school football teams use helmets that were lower rated for safety in a recent study.
- The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger wrote that Mississippi's new concussion law was an example of the state's House using evidence-based legislation.
- The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that the "Return to Learn" concussion-protocol bill passed the Virginia House.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor