Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Launches Survey to Determine Extent of Drowsy Drivers on Land, Sea and In The Air
Snoring Isn't Sexy® announces the launch of an anonymous, confidential survey to determine the extent of drowsy Truck Drivers, Bus Drivers, Commuter Train Operators, Airline Pilots, Railroad Engineers, Heavy Machinery Operators and Ship Captains.
New York, NY (Vocus...
Implanted defibrillators: New recommendations for drivers with ICDs
Patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) have an ongoing risk of sudden incapacitation that might cause harm to others while driving a car. Driving restrictions are imposed making these recommendations an important guideline for patients.
A consensus statement with recomme...
Pot-Smoking Drivers Tied to Range of Road Accidents
Study finds third of these risk-takers had been in 1 or more crashes in previous 3 years
WEDNESDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana use and reckless driving are interconnected, say Canadian researchers.
"We observed that dangerous driving behaviors are interrelated. Individual...
Study finds that using wakefulness tests to detect daytime sleepiness in drivers may be unreliable
Westchester, Ill. A study in the Feb. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
shows that a 40 minute protocol for the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT40) is superior to a 20-minute protocol (MWT20) at detecting excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in adults who may be unable to main...
Nationwide Cell Phone Ban for Drivers Urged
High-tech devices cause distraction and account for more than 500,000 crashes a year, National Safety Council says ,,
SUNDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A leading consumer safety organization is calling for a nationwide ban on drivers
using all cell phones and other messaging devices...
NewCardio to Present at OneMedForum 2009: Disrupters and Drivers on January 13 in San Francisco
Management to Present at 9:45 a.m. on the 13th with Breakout Session to Follow
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: NWCI) a cardiac diagnostic and services company, today announced that Branislav Vajdic, the Company's Chief Executi...
Vision problems prompt older drivers to put down the keys
Rockville, MD With 30 million drivers
in the US aged 65 and over, we count on older Americans to recognize when they can no longer drive safely and decide that it's time to stay off the road. A new study finds that a decrease in vision function is a key factor in bringing about this decision.
SCAN Health Plan Arizona Helps Drivers Understand the Challenges of Aging
PHOENIX, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior Care Action Network (SCAN(R)) Health Plan Arizona, a nonprofit Medicare Advantage Plan, recently partnered with Dependable Medical Transportation Services (DMTS) to train more than 60 seasoned van drivers
about what it feels like to actually "walk in the shoe...
OneMedPlace announces panels for "OneMedForum 2009: Disrupters and Drivers in Eight Areas of Medical Technology" -- CEOs and investors to meet in unique format of focused sessions
OneMedPlace announced today the panels and format for its “OneMedForum 2009” finance conference, to be held January 13-14, 2009, in San Francisco at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Panels will address the “drivers and disrupters” affecting each of the following medtech sector...
Many Unlicensed Teen Drivers Put Safety Last
Driving drunk, skipping seatbelts more common for adolescents illegally at the wheel, study finds,,,,
MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- As if the thought of teenagers driving before they've gotten their license isn't scary enough, a new study finds these same kids are also more likel...
Sleepy Drivers Are Dangerous Drivers
On holiday weekend, experts note vision problems, fatigue as deadly as bad road conditions, drunk driving
SATURDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- This Labor Day weekend, the Vision Council and National Sleep Foundation are warning people of the dangers of driving with poor vision or whi...
Omron Healthcare Introduces New Device Drivers Built on Microsoft HealthVault
Omron blood pressure monitoring and pedometer drivers
allow consumers to manage and share important health information via HealthVault
BANNOCKBURN, Ill., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Healthcare, Inc. today
announced a strategic relationship to support Microsoft HealthVault,
Drowsy Drivers Make Holiday Weekend Among the Most Dangerous
More than a third admit nodding off, so fill up with a good night's sleep, experts warn
SATURDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Drowsy driving is one of the reasons why the Memorial Day weekend is one of the deadliest times on American roads, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NS...
Many Teen Drivers Don't Think They're Inexperienced
But a lack of experience can be deadly, say authors of a new survey
TUESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- America's teen drivers
often underestimate their level of driving experience, putting them at risk for accidents and injuries, a new study finds.
And while many teens recognize th...
AUDIO from Medialink and The Hartford: When Alzheimer's Puts Drivers at the Crossroads
NEW YORK, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Life is filled with difficult
decisions. That is especially true when dealing with a devastating illness
like Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Here's more on how family members can
find help in knowing when to transition their loved one from driver to
Male Drivers are Hitting, Killing Most Child Pedestrians, New Study Shows
Rates down 40% for child pedestrian fatalities, but motor
vehicle/pedestrian crashes are still second leading injury-related killer
of children ages 5-14
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Male drivers
the wheel twice as often as female drivers
in incidents where a chi...
Hospitals and the Coalition to Protect Florida's Drivers Applaud Lawmakers for Reviving No-Fault Insurance
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida drivers
won a major
victory today when the Legislature voted to reinstate the state's
36-year-old no-fault auto insurance law. The reformed law, which protects
both people and property and fights fraud, passed both chambers with
Coalition to Protect Florida's Drivers Applauds Governor Crist for Adding PIP to Special Session
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to
Protect Florida's Drivers
praised Governor Charlie Crist today for his
leadership and thanked him for expanding the call of this week's special
session to include no-fault auto insurance. No-fault expired at midnight
Most Fatalities in Teen Crashes Are Not the Drivers
Stats show safety programs need to be extended to others on road as well, study finds
FRIDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Only one-third of people killed in fatal crashes involving teen drivers
are the drivers
themselves, a new report shows.
The other two-thirds of victims are pass...
Obesity linked to dangerous sleep apnea in truck drivers
Somerville, MA/Providence, RI -- Truck crashes are a significant public health hazard causing thousands of deaths and injuries each year, with driver fatigue and sleepiness being major causes. A new study has confirmed previous findings that obesity-driven testing strategies identify commercial tr...
UB driver simulation study targets high-risk teenage drivers
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Using the bells and whistles of a state-of-the-art entertainment arcade, a University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education project aims to improve the driving habits of teenagers at the very top of the risk pool, and at the same time bring child and parent together for a happi...
'Sideline' Rage Triggers Mirror Those of Angry Drivers
Parents who rant at kids' sporting events let ego get in the way, study says
MONDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- People who are prone to road rage are also more likely to rant and rave while watching their children play sports, says a U.S. study.
Ego defensiveness, one of the trigger...
Carnegie Mellon study shows just listening to cell phones significantly impairs drivers
PITTSBURGH Carnegie Mellon University scientists have shown that just listening to a cell phone while driving is a significant distraction, and it causes drivers
to commit some of the same types of driving errors that can occur under the influence of alcohol.
The use of cell phones, including di...
Replacement Drivers Lend a Helping Hand to the Drunk and Stranded in Korea
Drunk and stranded in the middle of the night ? You wont have to worry if you are in Seoul, capital of South Korea. For you will have replacement drivers
on call .
Thousands of Koreans these days make a living by delivering inebriated people and their cars home.
Their work has become s...
Richard Gere Urges Truck Drivers to Have Safe Sex
Terming truck drivers
as an important lifeline of the growing Indian economy, Hollywood star Richard Gere urged them to practise safe sex and help prevent HIV.//
"Since truck drivers
stay out of home for nearly 25 days a month, they succumb to their desires which finally ends up in spreading HI...
Male Drivers at Higher Risk of Asymmetrical Skin Cancers
Dermatologists have come out with findings that support earlier reports that asymmetrical skin cancers are commonly seen in those who spend much of their time driving.//
Presenting results at the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) annual meeting, lead researcher Scott Fosko from the Unive...
Physicians Enlisted in Efforts to Keep Demented Drivers Off the Road
The surge of baby boomers now entering their 60s means more drivers
on the road who may be impaired by dementia or other cognitive impairments linked to aging//. Researchers at the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) of Washington University School of Medicine in St.
Louis and elsewhere ...
One in Three Drivers Under ‘The Limit’ for Alcohol Still Test Positive for Drus
One in three drivers
suspected of driving while ‘over the limit,’ but subsequently found to be below maximum permissible levels of alcohol, nevertheless tested positive// for a range of drugs, reveals research in Injury Prevention.
The findings prompt the authors to call for routine drugs tes...
Peppermint or cinnamon smell can make drivers more alert
A new study had said that the scents of peppermint or cinnamon could make the drivers
of motor vehicles more //alert and refreshed.
Driving for long stretches of time makes the drivers
of the vehicle angry, fatigued and physically exhausted. The study had monitored drivers
who participated in ...
Sleepy drivers increase road death toll
Researchers say that driving when sleepy increases the risk of a car crash resulting in serious injury or death by eight times.A team at the University of Auckland studied 500 drivers
and passengers admitted to hospital, or who had died, between 1999 and 2000.// A furthe r400 drivers
using the regi...
Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers
If the Indian truck drivers
are known to be more prone to HIV than any other segment of the population, in the US too they are more at risk of contracting a whole range of health problems than most others .
They account for nearly 15 percent of U.S. work-related deaths. Obesity is rampant amon...
Choked Roads, a Trouble for Ambulance Drivers
The growing no of vehicles in the metros today have caused troubles to the ambulance drivers
who find it very hard //to carry trauma patients in time to the hospitals.
‘Getting patients in time to hospital through the city's traffic-heavy roads is not an easy one’ says one of the ambulance dr...
Updated Sleep Apnea Screening Recommended for Commercial Drivers
New recommendations released today by a joint task force of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American College of Occupational// and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), and the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) offer an updated and consistent approach to the screening and management of obs...
Ambien Plus Alcohol Has A Bad Influence on the Drivers
Ambien is a sleeping pill. But lately it is has been listed in the top 10 list of drugs found in impaired drivers. Wisconsin officials identified Ambien in the bloodstreams of 187 arrested drivers.// Officials say that there are signs that Ambien-related driving arrests are on the rise. Ambien's m...
High Prevalence of AIDS among Indian Truck drivers
New Delhi: A startling study indicates that almost 40 percent of India's truck drivers
and their helpers are infected with AIDS virus and there is an urgent need to create awareness// among this community to check the spread of the fatal disease.
India currently has over 5.1 million AIDS pati...
Traffic Violations Result in Safer Drivers
That traffic ticket you just received could be preventing a fatal traffic accident -- at least in the short run, say researchers who studied the impact of traffic convictions on the likelihood of being involved in a motor vehicle crash.
Results show drivers
run a significantly lower risk of getti...
Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance
...9 increased 7.1% to $250.8 million over the prior year quarter. The primary drivers
of the increase in revenue were the net sales of DORYX, LOESTRIN 24 FE and ...ncrease of $16.6 million, or 7.1%, over the prior year quarter. The primary drivers
of the increase in revenue were the net sales of DORYX, LOESTRIN 24 FE and ...
Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results
...ring the second quarter 2008, with foreign currency favorably impacting gross margin by 2.1%. Favorable product mix and cost reductions were the main drivers
of the higher margins. This was partially offset by lower volume and pricing of generic APIs.
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses in ...
LSTM leads project to develop HIV/AIDS strategy for Libya
...s most at risk for which there is limited epidemiological data. The disease is still the object of stigma and fear and there is little known about the drivers
of the epidemic among those most at risk as well as the perception of risk and knowledge of HIV among influential sectors of the community.
Validation & Compliance Institute, LLC, to Provide Medical Device Regulatory Training for the University of Michigan's Medical Innovation Center
...tors to make decisions early in their projects that will save them time and money when they submit applications to FDA.
One of the biggest cost drivers
in the development of new medical devices is in gathering the data that proves safety and functionality of the new device to the satisfaction of FDA. ...