Study hopes to detect concussions with finger-stick blood test

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

  • Medical Xpress reported on a study by Rochester, N.Y., and Munich researchers who are trying diagnose concussions through a simple blood test.
  • Reuters reported on University of Florida researchers who are looking at a low-cost way to make a better helmet, and protect players better from glancing blows that many scientists say contribute to concussions.
  • Mississippi lawmakers are pushing for a youth concussion law in the state's legislature, the Jackson Clarion Ledger reported. Mississippi is the last state without a law covering head injuries for youth sports.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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