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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, Microsoft's con...

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 passenge...

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 are behind 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 overwhelming su...

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 today. ...

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

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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. A skill...

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. ...
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