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Counting the human cost of international trade
...rtnership, which involves corporate giants such as car
makers Ford and DaimlerChrysler, and drinks multinational Bacardi-Martini. "Are these the socially responsible philanthropic organisations that will bring road safety to Africa, or has the department put the fox in charge of the chickens?" asks Rober...
Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression
...g school, getting divorced, or grief (for example, car
accidents, natural disasters, medical conditions). In addition to mental health symptoms, actor-patients in the study complained of either wrist or back pain. Actor-patients exhibiting major depression who made brand-specific requests (53 percent) or...
Airbags associated with increased automobile accident deaths, according to new UGA study
... routinely say young children, especially those in car
seats, should not be put in front seats where they might be injured or killed by an inflating airbag. The reason earlier studies have found that airbags save lives is that they used only a special subset of the available data, said Meyer. The Fatali...
Study recommends new guidelines for air bag safety in children
...s when they sat in the front passenger seat during car
crashes. In contrast, air bags had a protective effect for children aged 15 to 18. In addition, the study showed age may be a better indicator of risk than height or weight. Several body changes during puberty, such as muscle mass, bone density and b...
Changes advocated in license renewals for elderly drivers
... senior drivers are more likely to be injured in a car
crash. With the exception of teenage drivers, seniors have the highest probability of death resulting from an auto-related accident of any age group. While age alone does not determine a person's ability to operate an automobile, "evidence suggests t...
Aging eye more susceptible to serious damage, scientists report
...afety systems, such as seat belts, while driving a car
and sit as far back from the air bag as is comfort... on the probability of suffering eye injuries in a car
accident, such as being hit in the eye with the steering wheel, an airbag or a foam particle," Vinge...
'Apollo Program' for hydrogen energy needed, Stanford researcher says
...ne hydrogen-powered--thatwere hit from behind. The car
powered by an internal combustion enginebecame eng...terthan air, the flames just shot straight up. The car
was saved. Hydrogen's volatility, however, underscores the need to develop tight sealsto prevent lea...
Does manganese inhaled from the shower represent a public health threat?
...searchers said. "The manganese, as it settles from car
exhaust onto streets and highways, may enter the water supply, increasing manganese levels in the water we drink and bathe in," said Spangler....
Parked cars get dangerously hot, even on cool days, Stanford study finds
...latively cool day, the temperature inside a parked car
can quickly spike to life-threatening levels if th...s will put to rest the misconception that a parked car
can be a safe place for a child or pet in mild weather. "There are cases of children dying on days a...
Armed forces search for ways to improve survival in the combat zone
...treatment of individuals who have been involved in car
accidents is the best surrogate model for treating combat-inflicted hemorrhage, data from experimental resuscitation products used by emergency medical technicians should be included as a part of all study data; Pre-clinical studies should be funde...
Northwestern Memorial named one of '100 Best Places for Working Mothers'
... restaurants and special events, pet services, and car
services (oil changes, washing and detailing, repairs). The service also maintains a "Weekend Ideas" book with a list of events in the area and can do additional research upon request. The program has been well-received by employees with very posit...
Orlando meeting highlights work about making systems, tools, and products safe and easy to use
...that is at the highest risk of being involved in a car
crash. Originally designed for personnel in the aviation field, CRM training programs develop skills that enhance collaborative or team-based performance. Such skills may be of key importance in helping change behaviors of young drivers. SPACE EXPLO...
Simulator can help stroke patients drive again
... they understand what it means to overtake another car
can they effectively react to other drivers and t...r training, patients drive in a specially equipped car
on a course projected on a large screen in front of them. Mistakes are monitored both by computer an...
Children whose parents smoked are twice as likely to begin smoking between 13 and 21
...heir children to get a pack of cigarettes from the car
or having them light a cigarette for the parent. "All of these factors are important in delaying or preventing daily smoking, but parental smoking is the biggest contributor to children initiating smoking," said Hill. "It really is a matter of 'do ...
Cars, computer chips and heart attacks?
...ping through the cracks" -- in much the same way a car
company ensures that a car
is made well before it leaves the factory. The steps included a checklist that doctors, nurses and p...
Independent panel to evaluate a chemical used in some plastics for hazards to human health
...onsumer products including cosmetics, building and car
materials, clothing, food packaging, some children's toys, and even some medical devices often contain chemicals referred to as phthalates. Phthalates are added to plastics to increase their flexibility. DEHP (di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate), which is u...
Sports utility vehicles should carry health warnings, say experts
...e than four times as likely to die if injured by a car
than younger people. In Europe sales of SUVs have increased by 15% in the past year, while sales of standard cars have dropped by 4%. A recent US study found that, for the same collision speed, the likelihood of a pedestrian fatality is nearly double...
Research Australia unveils top 12 issues threatening our children's health
...ntage of deaths resulting from accidents including car
smashes, drowning, burns and poisoning has surged and now accounts for four in 10 deaths of children aged 1-14. 10. Disability some 320,000 Australian children are currently diagnosed with a disability intellectual, behavioural, mental or physical....
Insurance company rewards to doctors and hospitals may not improve care
...ther industries. He notes that offering bonuses to car
salespeople for selling a certain number of cars can drive up a car
dealership's volume and improve profits, but health care is more complex. For example, the one goal ...
Qld Brain Institute gains $650,000 spinal research bequest from courageous Lisa Palmer
...ered while aged in her early twenties. An evening car
accident on a NSW country road in 1997 left Lisa with quadriplegia and dependent on a ventilator. SpinalCure Australia CEO Bob Turner, who presented a cheque to Professor Hay, said the executors of Lisa's estate and SpinalCure Australia had agreed t...
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