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Where is the most dangerous place to travel over the holiday?
...n a traffic crash on a rural road.For most people, riding
in a motor vehicle is one of the most dangerous things they ever do, and this is particularly true when traveling on rural roads. While U.S. Census figures show that about two out of ten (21 percent) Americans live in rural areas, the U.S. Department...
Predicting danger of flu pandemic rests on differences in affected population, says O.R. Forum
...al distancing is telecommuting to work rather than riding
public transportation. Two key findings are (1) early exponential growth of the disease may be dominated by susceptible people who have a great deal of contact with others and may not be indicative of the general populations risk of infection to the ...
Sunny days pose risk of 'flicker illness' for a few airlifted patients
...ltering through a row of trees as the patients are riding
in cars. "Photosensitive patients may twitch, then jerk, and finally, if nothing is done to stop it, have a seizure," Erba said. "Its a tricky business, this photosensitivity, because it can exist without a patient having spontaneous seizures, as t...
Pediatric neurosurgeons recommend banning children from ATVs
... include: Banning children younger than 16 from riding
ATVs. Mandatory helmet laws. Mandatory instruction and certification programs for ATV operators. Prohibiting ATVs from public streets and highways. Park also recommends a mandatory recall of all three-wheeled ATVs. Four-wheeled ATVs are da...
Even Superman couldn't win battle with pressure ulcers
...essure ulcers after being paralyzed in a horseback riding
accident. He died at the age of 52 from complications reportedly associated with an infected pressure ulcer. It is not just spinal cord injury patients who are vulnerable to pressure ulcers. Sixty percent of pressure ulcers develop in patients admi...
Study shows escalators as source of injury to children
... and should not be transported in a stroller while riding
on an escalator," said Jennifer McGeehan, MPH, lead author of the study and member of the CIRP staff. "If an escalator is used, then parents should remove their child from the stroller and carry him or her while on the escalator, making sure that the...
Sandia work launched on space shuttle shows live cells influence growth of nanostructures
... Earth in nanostructures. The sample devices are riding
on the International Space Station (courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico, NASA and US Air Force) to test whether nanostructures whose formations were directed by yeast and other single cells can create more secure...
Injuries from lawn mowing increase nationwide
...keep the kids off the lawn when mowing and off the riding
mowers we could greatly reduce the number of injur...s recommends that no one under age 16 should use a riding
mower, and no one under age 12 should use a push mower. Bishai and co-author, Vanessa Costilla, a st...
Genes affecting blood pressure change as children become adults
.... Non-shared influences could mean one twin starts riding
a bike to school while the other continues taking a bus or even that they start going to different schools.Environmental factors are wide-ranging including diet, physical activity, socioeconomic issues and stress and difficult to accurately measure...
Acute stress boosts flu shot response in women, small study finds
...icipate in one of three activities for 45 minutes: riding
a stationary bicycle, competing in a mental arithmetic contest or reading quietly. Afterward, each person received a flu shot donated by GlaxoSmithKline, U.K. When antibody levels were measured four weeks and again 20 weeks later, women in the physic...
SUVs no safer than passenger cars for children, new study finds
...ren's Hospital of Philadelphia shows that children riding
in SUVs have similar injury risks to children who ride in passenger cars. The study, published today in the journal Pediatrics, found that an SUV's increased risk of rolling over during a crash offset the safety benefits associated with larger, heav...
Rein for pain lays mainly in the brain, Stanford researchers find
...ffers from chronic back pain caused by a horseback riding
accident seven years ago, said she used different thoughts to decrease the pain while watching her "brain on pain." "I'd think of little people on my back digging out the pain, or I'd think of snowflakes," she said. "The goal was to exercise your bra...
Study reveals severity of go-cart injuries
..., younger children are being injured when they are riding
in someone's lap or standing on the vehicle," said Cline. He said the vehicles pose a variety of dangers, such as exposed gas tanks, machinery and engines and no protection for the head, arms and legs. "With the exception of seat belts, none of the ...
Riding roller coasters may actually be 'death-defying' for people with heart disease
...e individuals."The mental and physical stress from riding
on the roller coaster was comparable to a fast gam...e is no risk for heart attack and arrhythmias from riding
a roller coaster." But people with high blood pressure, a previous heart attack, an implanted pacem...
NSF grant to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia bridges academic research, child safety innovation
...at further enhance the safety benefits to children riding
in boosters. Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH): LATCH systems anchor child safety seats in vehicles without the need for seat belts. A recent safety technology, LATCH is only required in all passenger cars and child safety seats man...
Students revamp tractor for use by workers with disabilities
...said. "I'm going to have someone with disabilities riding
on that tractor before the end of the summer." The students enjoyed applying their engineering education to a real-world project. "It was rewarding because you could see everything you'd studied and worked on coming together," Haslanger said. Added F...
Newly published summer camp health guideline advises parents, camp directors
...enuous sports, rough wilderness camping, horseback riding
-- or intense music or computer practice. If an activity raises risk for kids with certain medical conditions, for instance scuba diving and asthma, camps should tell parents about those risks ahead of time. Homesickness prevention, the authors writ...
UT Southwestern sports medicine doctor pedals advice on gearing up for safe cycling season
...it with your bike, it's important to know the best riding
techniques. If you pedal slowly with high resistan...60-80. Preparing your equipment and mastering your riding
technique shouldn't be the only things on your "to-do" list. Whether you're riding
a 100-mile race o...
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
...emitted," said Marshall. "In a single day, a child riding
a school bus will breathe in anywhere from 7 to 70...et despite the findings, the researchers said that riding
school buses is still safer than being driven to school in passenger vehicles and that parents shoul...