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Alcohol-impaired driving on the increase, study shows

...f Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetimes. Such accidents cause damages worth more than $50 billion a year. "Deaths from alcohol-related crashes had been declining for years," added Quinlan, "but around 1999 they stopped going down, despite safer cars and highways." The...

Leading patient safety advocates assess progress in reducing medical error

...it has been much too slow. Hospitals need to have crash programs to implement the many safe practices that we now have evidence work. We will not become safe until we put that knowledge into practice. To accelerate progress we need to align the forces for change. The best way to do that would be for the...

Airbags associated with increased automobile accident deaths, according to new UGA study

...these are attributed to the crash. "For any given crash at high speed, we can't know what would have happened if there had been no airbag; however, statistical models allow us to look at patterns in the data, and compare risks in populations, in a variety of situations." The study was published this week ...

Changes advocated in license renewals for elderly drivers

...Drivers aged 75 and older have a 37 percent higher crash rate than younger drivers, said Rosenfield, an editor at the journal. And because they are more physically fragile than their younger counterparts, senior drivers are more likely to be injured in a car crash. With the exception of teenage drivers, se...

Wake up, doc: Lack of sleep affects young doctors just like alcohol does

...ed interns) were more likely to have an automobile crash or near-miss while driving after an extended work shift. Arnedt and his colleagues found that skills on a driving simulator deteriorated in residents who were tested after an overnight shift in the hospital and at the end of a month of heavy night wo...

Sports utility vehicles should carry health warnings, say experts

...res to address this threat should include changing crash investigation processes to identify SUVs in vehicle-pedestrian impact statistics, and displaying warning notices on SUVs to help inform consumers of the increased risks. Addressing the hazards posed by SUVs to pedestrians is an emerging and real traf...

NSF grant to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia bridges academic research, child safety innovation

...ly among new young adult drivers, with one in four crash fatalities in the United States involving 16- to 2...hs or less, are nearly twice as likely to die in a crash as are other age groups. "Before the creation of CChIPS, there was no national platform for cooper...

Children in car crashes should be monitored for acute stress symptoms, whether injured or not

...ans to screen children and their parents after any crash experience. "Until now, research on traumatic stre...ne in six parents were affected. "For a family, a crash is like their own personal disaster," says Chiara Baxt, Ph.D., a co-author on the study and psycholo...

ADDERALL XR significantly improves driving performance, attention in young adults with ADHD

...luding speeding tickets, traffic tickets, crashes, crash avoidance rating, time to collision and excess speed, as presented on the STISIM DriveTM Simulation System at both testing visits, weeks three and six. Furthermore, ADDERALL XR significantly improved ADHD symptom control in young adults with ADHD a...

Cannabis almost doubles risk of fatal crashes

...rcycles. The risk of being responsible for a fatal crash increased as the blood concentration of cannabis increased (known as a dose effect). The odds increased from 1.9 at a concentration of 0-1 ng/ml to 3.1 at or above 5 ng/ml. These effects were adjusted for alcohol and remained significant when also ad...

SUVs no safer than passenger cars for children, new study finds

...t an SUV's increased risk of rolling over during a crash offset the safety benefits associated with larger,...ups face a five-fold increased risk of injury in a crash as compared to rear-seated children in all other vehicle types. Parents who are unsure of how to cho...

Darkness more than triples EMS helicopter crash fatality risk

...riples the risk of fatalities when EMS helicopters crash and that bad weather increases the risk eight-fold...darkness. One in four EMS helicopters is likely to crash during 15 years of service. The death rate for EMS flight crew members is 20 times the rate of all U...

Researchers say criterion for diagnosing child abuse not always accurate

... unless the child was involved in a high-speed car crash or fell more than two stories." Currently, when child abuse is suspected, doctors conduct an eye exam to look for retinal hemorrhages and other eye changes that are considered proof of child abuse. Lantz got the idea to question this common assumptio...

Statewide study reveals new data on risks and consequences of seatbelt non-use

...use seatbelts. The researchers found that unbelted crash occupants who make it to an emergency department a...System (CODES)* for Wisconsin. They studied 23,920 crash occupants, ages 16 and over, who were treated in hospital-based emergency departments (ED)'s, statew...

Child safety seats reduce risk of death in crashes more than seat belts alone

...chigan, Ann Arbor, and colleagues examined vehicle crash data to compare the benefit of using child restrai..., approximately one in 1,000 children in a two-way crash died, with less than half (45 percent) of all children in restraint seats. One of six children (15.7...

Promoting seat belt use among black motorists

...tion-based archive of information on motor vehicle crash fatalities maintained by the National Highway Traf...that we can achieve racial parity in motor vehicle crash mortality rates."...

A car's middle back seat may be least desirable, but it's the safest

... The study involved two different sets of fatal crash data. Researchers first analyzed a special class ...lts were 2.4 to 3.2 times more likely to survive a crash than their unbelted back-seat companions. One reason the rear middle seat is the safest, Jehle note...

Graduated driver licensing reduces fatal crashes by 11 percent

...drivers. We already knew that the programs reduced crash rates of young drivers, but we didn't know which p...ious graduated driver licensing programs and fatal crash statistics in 36 U.S. states with graduated driver licensing programs and 7 without. Comparing st...

Updated sleep apnea screening recommended for commercial drivers

...s with more severe risk factors or a motor vehicle crash likely related to sleep disturbances should be prohibited from returning to work until they receive a medical evaluation (out-of-service evaluations). Furthermore, the task force suggests expanding the screening process to include a more extensive me...

Rutgers College of Nursing to host Preparing for Natural Disasters Forum November 3

...tional Transportation Board team investigating the crash of Egypt Air flight 990 and in 2001 served as the lead public affairs officer for the World Trade Center disaster. The conference will feature other speakers including Joy Spellman, director and principal investigator, Center for Public Health Prep...

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