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Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...defined as drinking tied to domestic violence, car crashes and fetal alcohol syndrome. Alcohol abuse is also characterized by failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home; interpersonal, social and legal problems; and/or drinking in hazardous situations. They also have a negative imp...

MIT's Green Nano-factories to Produce Eco-friendly Batteries

...io, and influenza, and can lead to computer system crashes and data loss, but researcher Angela Belcher is exploiting a virus's ability to do good things in the semi-conductor and electronic sector. Belcher claims that her green nano-factories generate little waste, grow at room temperature, and promise to...

New Oz Road Safety Campaign Hits Speeding Youngsters Below the Belt

... against speeding by showing graphic images of car crashes and injuries were no longer effective for young people who frequently viewed worse images on computer games or in horror films," he added. Whelan added that the ad isn't 'light-hearted', but has an element of 'darkish humour' in it, and that combin...

Many People With Early Dementia Can Drive Safely, Say Experts

...They review the evidence and find that the risk of crashes in patients with dementia is acceptably low for up to three years after diagnosis. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency currently states that anyone holding a driving license must, by law, inform the agency when given a diagnosis of any medical c...

Sleep Apnea Patients Have Greatly Increased Risk of Severe Car Crashes

... a markedly increased risk of severe motor vehicle crashes involving personal injury, according to a study pr... Overall, the sleep apnea group had a total of 250 crashes over three years, compared with 123 crashes in the group without sleep apnea. While many previous ...

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

...ce both mobile phone-related and passenger-related crashes and injuries, Dr McEvoy says....

Cars in UK to Be Fitted With Black Boxes to Reduce Fatalities

... use the information to work out the causes behind crashes and to ensure that emergency services reach victims sooner. EU Commissioner Viviane Reding has claimed the eCall scheme could save about 2,500 lives every year across Europe. But motoring groups fear the technology could be developed to spy on d...

The Rate of Accident Deaths Much Higher

... younger generation; poisonings topped or tied car crashes among people in their 40s and falls were the leading cause of accidental deaths among the elderly. Massachusetts had the lowest accidental death rate at 20.6 deaths per 100,000 people, and New Mexico had the highest accidental death rate at 65.5 d...

Cell Phones and Driving

...n while driving are estimated to cause 1.2 million crashes - about 25 percent of all crashes - on American roads. One estimate says cells phones contribute to about 60,000 auto accidents a year...

Unbelted Backseat Passengers Produce Deadly Results

...rash.// Automobile sled tests simulating head-on crashes between two vehicles and using crash-test dummies ...ased on analysis of data from nearly 300,000 fatal crashes over seven years and on preliminary sled tests.Mayrose points out that seat-belt use has increased s...

Injuries Cost Hospitals $20 Billion

..., cutting or piercing wounds, other transportation crashes – such as those involving off-road vehicles, horseback riding, and boats – and gunshots. Source-Newswis SRM...

Nonfatal School Bus-Related Injuries To Children More Common Than Previously Thought

...ings from this study indicate that traffic-related crashes are the leading mechanism of nonfatal school bus-related injury for children in the U.S.,” said CIRP Director Gary Smith, MD, DrPH, one of the study’s authors and a faculty member of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. “Importantly, our st...

How Brain Injury Leads to Seizures, Memory Problems

... patients.” Transportation accidents such as car crashes are responsible for the majority of TBIs in people under age 75. According to the National Institutes of Health, over 5 million Americans currently have permanent disabilities resulting from TBIs. Using mice, the researchers showed for the first ti...

Updated Sleep Apnea Screening Recommended for Commercial Drivers

...ttention contribute to a significant number of CMV crashes each year and OSA has been shown to significantly increase a driver's risk of driving drowsy. Yet, current CMV screening and treatment procedures for OSA are ambiguous and not reflective of the latest advancements in the diagnosis and management of O...

Hughes Syndrome Mimics MS Causing Wrong Diagnosis

... injuries on all parts of the body due to his many crashes and accidents as a bike racer. He stated that he went through with his doctors the process of eliminating other condition and was finally diagnosed with MS. He said, “The tests for MS are a matter of eliminating other conditions and I had nothing e...

Drivers in Casts, a Threat to Others

...it impossible. Statistics on the number of road crashes involving drivers in plaster casts are not collected by Land Transport New Zealand. However spokesman Andy Knackstedt said that doctors in New Zealand were obliged to advise patients with medical conditions, which might affect their ability to driv...

Alcohol Drinkers Prone to Physical Injuries

...he highest blood alcohol reading was .31%. "Car crashes are important and we need to continue to care about those," Dr Watt said. "But this research indicates that drinking alcohol increases all types of injury, not just car crashes. "There are a whole variety of other alcohol-related injuries that ...

13 million environment-linked deaths every year: WHO

...ctive pulmonary disease, 470,000 from road traffic crashes and 400,000 from unintentional injuries. -(IANS)...

Seat belted Victims of Car Crashes Show Better Recovery

...nt. Unbelted car occupants who survived the car crashes were found to have sustained severe injuries to the head, spine, abdomen or other body regions. The results of the study have called for tougher seatbelt laws with more U.S states having primary-enforcement seatbelt laws whereby police can pull dr...

Environment while serving of alcohol no factor in reduction in Alcohol-Related Injuries

...th the review said, "Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes are one of the major things that we see as the result of alcohol intoxication and so we are concerned about it." Adding Ker said, "Every alcohol consumer has contact with the alcohol industry in that they have to go to a pub or go to the shops to bu...

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