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Sleepy drivers increase road death toll

...d 2000.// A furthe r400 drivers using the region's roads in the same period were used as a control group. Drivers reporting sleepiness were eight times more likely to be involved in a serious car smash, while those who reported five hours or less of sleep during the previous 24 hours had a threefold incr...

Sleep Disorder,The Likely Cause Of Most Road Accidents

...t research, the latest two step test // could make roads safer .The test is 91-percent accurate at predicting who has sleep apnea. The study was done to help predict which commercial drivers are at risk of sleep apnea and could fall asleep at the wheel. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which a p...

Asthma risk increases for children living close to busy roads

...en between 5 and 6 years who reside near the major roads in cities. Over 50% of the children who lived with 75 meters of a busy roads have increased risk of having asthma symptoms than those who live more than 300 meters from the busy...

Noise pollution can cause harm in cognitive development of children

...ancet, suggests that proximity to airports or busy roads are not the ideal conditions to establish schools for children, as it affects their cognitive abilities....

India Can Manage World’s Healthcare Crisis By 202

...or. What we need is to develop related fields like roads and proper nursing training and curb malpractices in which the government has a major role to play,' said Naresh Trehan, chairman of IHCF. Trehan, who is also executive director of the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, said 20 percent of ...

Harsh British Winter Could Kill Upto 90,000 Pensioners

...be used on England's motorways and other strategic roads where ice or snow is expected. Several instances of people stranded in heavy snow have been reported. Electricity company Scottish Hydro Electric warned of possible widespread damage to the electricity network and has deployed extra engineers into...

Obesity among The Poor in Australia.

...influenced health. Poor neighbourhoods near main roads with many fast food chains, poor quality footpaths for exercise, no parks, low price and easy availability of healthy food were the likely reasons to have more overweight people. Some of the areas are Reservoir, Thornbury, Dandenong and Sunshine. O...

Countries Step up Battle Against Bird Flu

...Turkey, has boosted disinfection measures on major roads and introduced luggage checks. The H5N1 virus has been found in poultry in 26 Romanian villages since October, but no human cases of the disease have been reported. Africa Seeks Aid Meanwhile, African states will present an action plan to reduce th...

Debra Winger Wants Indians Abroad To Help Visually Impaired

..., who was also present at the conference, that the roads should be improved. Pataudi, who has a false eye, has been associated with Venu as its Sight Ambassador for the last 10 years. He said: 'This is a global problem and lots of people are affected. My family and I are associated with Venu for more tha...

Students Seek Help From Prisoners for Kidnapped Child's Release

...march Friday to Hartali chowk and blocked the busy roads in the town. Later, a memorandum was submitted to top government officials....

Australia In Search Of A Better Way to Handle Critically Ill Patients and Balance Elective Surgery

...mbers of deaths are similar to those killed on the roads accidents. If this is left without taking any proper steps then it would represent a significant health issue. Peter Cameron, head of Monash University's pre-hospital and emergency trauma group, said that this problem would not be solved by increa...

Constant Exposure to Noise May Enhance Risk of Heart Attack

...urban middle-aged adults, living on high-traffic roads and amidst a lot of din, stood a 46 percent chance of suffering heart attack, than those who lived in tranquil surroundings. All the same, if work environment reverberated with high noise levels, then chances of a heart attack were a third more than ...

Himachal Pradesh: Horse Dung To Be Converted Into Organic Fertilizer

...s to attach carry bags to collect dung so that the roads are not littered with it,' he said. --Edited IANS...

Watch Out! Sideswipe Elbow Injuries On The Rise

...patients studied sustained their injuries on rural roads and alcohol intoxication was a factor in six of the accidents, remarked Dr. Kinzel, lead author of the study. The authors have further highlighted the need for a stringent legislation governing the interior design of cars, increased road traffic su...

Asthma Risk Pronounced In Children Living Close to Traffic Ridden Roads

Children who reside close to major roads carry a potential risk of suffering asthma, than c...rds) away. Higher traffic volumes on the different roads were also related to increased rates of asthma. “These findings are consistent with an emerging b...

Filmmaker Prakash Jha To Set Up Ultra-Modern Hospital In Bihar

...itish Kumar invited private companies to construct roads on a "build, operate and transfer" (BOT) basis. Jha has also announced plans to build several multiplexes in Patna. Jha, who hails from a village near Bettiah, campaigned for Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United during the assembly polls in 2005. -...

Road Traffic Accidents Kill 4,000 people in Delhi

...ys number 1, 2 and 8. "Both inner and outer ring roads are also prone to accidents," he said. Ahmed said a study conducted by the Delhi Police recently found that 52 percent of the people who died were pedestrians. "People think they cannot meet with accidents and therefore they take the traffic for gra...

The new urban exercise hazard: pollution!

... some simple points: 1. Avoidance of running near roads with heavy truck or bus traffic. 2. Best time for workout if early morning or late evening 3. Indoor exercise is better than in the open if these pints are kept in mind the dangers can be avoided....

More Accidents on England’s Road - Statistics Revea

...ality many accidents// happen to occur on the busy roads of England. Government targets for England look ...ber of serious injuries and deaths on the nation's roads by 2010, (compared with a starting point - baseline - of the 1994-8 average figures). The target for...

Angola To Launch A Massive Health Protection Campaign For The Children

...-positioned ahead of the drive to handle with poor roads and other logistical problems. It is reported that almost about 800,000 mosquito nets will be distributed in the seven provinces that are most affected by malaria. ,br> ...

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