Thursday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- The Associated Press reported on a study by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport that shows diversity in hiring in college sports has fallen in the past year.
- The Albuquerque Tribune reported on a study by area researchers that shows MRIs help determine blood flow during a concussion, using college football players as part of the work.
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on a Washington University study that showed soldiers don't recover quickly from concussions and their head injuries are much different than those suffered by football players.
- New Hampshire Public Radio reported that the University of New Hampshire School of Law will host a forum on fair play and player conduct in pro sports.
- In an editorial, the Connecticut Mirror called for an expansion of the state's youth sports concussion laws.
- The University of British Columbia featured Dr. Chan Gunn, a Vancouver pioneer in pain relief who is donating $5 million to the university's new exercise and sports medicine facility.
- Dr. Robert Cantu told AL.com that he would like to see kids 12 and under focus on flag football rather than tackle football.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor