Stanford researchers develop mouthguard to detect concussions

Monday's health and safety news from the world of football:

  • Fast Company magazine featured Stanford researchers, who are trying to make a sensor-laden mouthguard to detect concussions.
  • The Hamilton Spectator reported that the Canadian Football League will open the season without Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver Andy Fantuz, who was knocked out of this weekend's exhibition game on a controversial hit that many thought was a helmet-to-helmet blow.
  • The Houston Chronicle reported that the NFL Players Association has asked the White House to go with blue lights for one night for prostate cancer awareness.
  • A socialite who billed herself as "Diet Queen to the Stars" was fined $60,000 on Friday by a U.S. magistrate judge for drug misbranding of a weight-loss supplement that was linked to suspensions of several NFL players in 2008, according to Reuters.
  • Fast Company magazine featured Stanford researchers, who are trying to make a sensor-laden mouthguard to detect concussions.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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