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Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

...ement, the group released details about nine other accidents at Biosafety Level 3 labs throughout the United St...is no reason not to presume that many more similar accidents have occurred but have yet to come to light," the group said....

Sleep Disorder Leads to Road Accidents

...the nation a lot of money indirectly, through road accidents and accidents at work, Dr Kerr said . Griffith University has been working with Queensland Health and the Universi...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

...cate road incidents -- such as traffic back-ups or accidents -- and notify transportation authorities at lower cost, especially in rural areas. For a large city like Columbus, Ohio, the savings could add up to tens of thousands of dollars a month. For a state like California the savings could be over a milli...

Rapid Response Teams Formed in Madhya Pradesh to Fight Diseases

...measles, polio and other serious diseases and road accidents is being done at state and district levels," said Vishnoi. Under the project, state and district level committees and surveillance committees were constituted and nodal officers appointed at district levels. The training of auxiliary nurse midw...

Snacking While Driving Doubles Accident Rates

...ound that eating at the wheel doubles the rates of accidents . Researchers at Brunel University carried out a study to see whether or not eating or drinking at the wheel has any effect on a person's reflexes while driving. They found they are nearly twice as likely to be taken by surprise if a pedestrian wal...

Nasal Cannula Treatment for Sleep Apnea Patients

... well as putting patients at risk for work-related accidents and driving accidents. At present, CPAP [continuous positive airway pressure] is most effective at eliminating apneas and hypopneas, [but] long-term effectiveness is compromised by low adherence, wrote the researchers. We developed a simplified m...

Drink-drivers Not Influenced by Ads Unless It Affects Them Personally

...after three or four pints and think images showing accidents dont apply to them. It was much more effective to ...f drink-driving. Most young men dont think that accidents will happen to them. They need to know that their own lives could become very painful if they lose t...

Policemen Could Face Sleep Disorder

... sleep loss, which, in turn, increases the risk of accidents and injuries. These problems are exacerbated in shift workers including police officers, who may experience chronic sleep loss due to their schedules, said a research abstract presented at Sleep 2007, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Associated Prof...

US Parents Risk Jail When Their Teens Drink at Parties

...t of underage drinking, including 1,900 in traffic accidents and 1,600 in homicides, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. A Justice Department study in 2003 found a greater percentage of young people aged 15 to 16 from nearly all European countries reported drinking in the pas...

This 'Grass' is Not Green - Say, 'No Thanks, I Am Fine Without Drugs'

...a surge in drug associated crime. Many unfortunate accidents have taken place as a direct consequence of illicit drugs. There have also been cases of drug overdose causing brain damage and even death. Another consequence of injection drugs has been the spread of HIV. Lets join hands to curb the menace Th...

New Oz Road Safety Campaign Hits Speeding Youngsters Below the Belt

...fety campaigns that carry images of blood curdling accidents due to increased watching of violent films and exc...ounds campaign has been triggered by numerous road accidents involving young and inexperienced male riders, who drive on their restricted, provisional driving li...

Russian Health Care Marred by Corruption

...he world. Death rates from homicide, suicide, auto accidents and cancer are also especially high. Russia's population has dropped sharply in the past 15 years, to below 143 million in what President Vladimir Putin calls "the most acute problem of contemporary Russia." The state covers all Russians under a ...

Compensation Slows Recovery

...rch. Orthopaedic injury, usually from transport accidents or falls, is the most common form of hospitalisation in Australia, according to the study published in the latest Medical Journal of Australia. The authors Professor Peter Cameron, Head of the Emergency and Trauma Group at Monash University, and c...

UN Agencys Checklist on Health Care Error

...world and lessen the number of health care related accidents that affect millions. Patient safety is a primary concern in both developed and developing countries. The nine key points listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) include double-checking similar-sounding medication names, ensuring patients are...

High Court Warns Medical Staff Against Misuse of Ambulance

...as around five people were dying every day in road accidents in Delhi. CATS submitted that it would be having 400 ambulances by the end of 2008....

Red Cross renders emergency relief efficiently

...ases, relief operations in fire, railway and other accidents and events. Be it the winter in Kashmir, the earthquake in Gujarat, the cyclone in Orissa or the Tsunami in Tamil Nadu, the volunteers of Red Cross have braved them all. The impact of disasters are high. It leaves people traumatised by the de...

25,000 Needless Deaths Each Year Due to Failure to Tackle Blood Clots in Hospital

...e deaths than breast cancer, AIDS and road traffic accidents combined. People who have recently had surgery are particularly at risk. Trials show that drugs can reduce the rate of VTE by up to 65%, yet a Health Select Committee report in 2005 found that only one in five patients at risk were getting them. ...

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Heart Attack or Death by 30 Percent

... providing a good nights sleep, preventing daytime accidents due to sleepiness and improving quality of life. The study included 1,123 patients referred for sleep apnea evaluation. They underwent an overnight sleep study to determine if they had sleep apnea. Over the next four to five years, they were follow...

Not Only Mobile Phones, Even Passengers can Increase the Risk of Road Accidents

...use, it is likely to have a higher contribution to accidents because of the higher incidence of drivers taking passengers as opposed to using a mobile phone when driving," The George Institute's Professor Mark Stevenson, who also contributed to the study, said. While the body of confirmation is growing in re...

FDA Refuses to Lift Ban on Blood Donation by Gays

...other man, even as far back as 1977. With terrible accidents happening all the time all over the country, there is a dire need for storing enough blood, critics say. Blood shortages are not going away anytime soon. The members of the Greatest Generation, those now entering their late 70s and 80s, have been t...

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