Thursday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- A Southern California teenager who is suing the school district for which he played high school football alleged to KCAL-TV in Los Angeles that the Vista Murietta High offseason program included full-contact practices with no pads.
- Fox News reported on Mississippi State University researchers who are using pig brains to try to create better football helmets.
- The Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin reported on a Connecticut bill that would make concussion laws more rigorous.
- WBUP-TV in Michigan's Upper Peninsula aired a report on impacts that concussions can have on the brain.
- The New York State Athletic Trainers Association announced it has created a partnership with the New York State Academy of Family Physicians.
- The University of Texas-Dallas student newspaper examined the device being developed at the school to study concussions thanks to a grant from Texas Instruments.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor