Thursday's health and safety news from the world of sports:
- The Athens Banner-Herald reported that the new University of Georgia president backs a drug-testing plan for the Southeastern Conference.
- A UCLA engineer has developed a polymer for the inside of helmets that he claims will prevent concussions, according to MedGaget.com.
- The Biogenesis scandal, which has caused more than a dozen baseball players to be suspended, has prompted a proposal for high school drug testing in Miami-Dade County, the Miami Herald reported.
- The concussion issue has hit home for Oklahoma center Ty Darlington, who saw his brother airlifted off the field during a nationally televised high school game, the Daily Oklahoman reported.
- WKBW reported that the Cleveland Clinic is testing a new concussion app that tests an athlete's balance.
- The Sports Network had an opinion column that said the NBA's drug-testing program is barely adequate.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor