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

  • reported that Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still's daughter, stomach cancer survivor Leah Still, will be part of a ceremony during Cincinnati's game Thursday against the Cleveland Browns. The Bengals will donate $1.25 million to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to help fight pediatric cancer.
  • The Toronto Globe and Mail reported that former Calgary Stampeders defensive lineman John Forzani has donated his brain after his death for research to the Canadian Sports Concussion Project.
  • Science Codex featured University of Oregon researchers who have created "The Concussion Playbook" to help students understand how to deal with head injuries.
  • Geekwire reported that Seattle startup i1 Biometrics has teamed with the LSU football team to test several players with its Vector mouthguards that can measure the linear and rotational accelerations of head impacts during practice and games.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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