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Where is the most dangerous place to travel over the holiday?

...xed comfort level can lead to motorists driving at unsafe speeds, distracted, fatigued, unbelted or impaired, all of which increase the likelihood of a crash. Additionally, emergency response time to a rural crash and hospital transport can be lengthy and thus jeopardize survival rate. Crash victims are fiv...

ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice

... optical instrument, it helped me predict safe and unsafe areas in the sea ice and provide this crucial information to Alain and Dixie in field via the International Polar Foundation." The Arctic Arc expedition is part of the International Polar Year 2007-2008. Alain Hubert and Dixie Dansercoer stepped on...

Night shift nurses more likely to have poor sleep habits

...increase in error, which can be translated into an unsafe work environment. The identification of sleep deprivation in nurses is essential for maintaining safe working conditions." The amount of sleep a person gets affects his or her physical health, emotional well-being, mental abilities, productivity a...

Dating violence and sexual assault associated with suicide attempts among urban teens

...on, persistent sadness, disordered eating, feeling unsafe at school, being in a physical fight and binge drinking. For male students, lifetime history of sexual assault was associated with suicide attempts, while dating violence in the past year was not. Other factors influencing suicide attempts among boys...

Researcher says few families report safe firearm storage

...he child, DuRant said. "Our research shows that unsafe gun storage is associated with families who were raised with guns in the home," he said. "They tend to be more comfortable with guns and are less likely to store them safely. We also found that families who had children aged 2 to 5 years and owned lo...

Older motorists improve driving performance with physical conditioning

... abnormalities and made recommendations to correct unsafe or inefficient gait patterns. They encouraged walking for exercise. The control group received monthly in-home education that reviewed general safety issues about home safety, fall prevention and vehicle care. The intervention group also received ...

Drugs users are increasingly more cautious with needles

...e HAART therapy, in 1996, homosexual men have more unsafe sex. Smit established that drug users did not exhibit more risky behaviour once the perspective of HIV-infected drug users improved. Due to improved hygiene drug users acquired less HIV and less hepatitis C. Hepatitis Smit also examined coinfect...

UN engages banks to light up rural India; Solar loans, energy access transform life for poor

...r for lighting is often unaffordable, unavailable, unsafe and unhealthy while the electricity power grid is unreliable. To provide even this little degree of electricity reliability and independence is to empower the poor in ways that can profoundly alter lives for the better," says Timothy E. Wirth, Presi...

USC study identifies factors attributed to later stage cancer diagnosis

...ge cancer diagnosis were likely to be living in an unsafe neighborhood, using public transportation and trav.... Socio-ecological and cultural factors, including unsafe neighborhoods, lower level of education, language barriers and lack of transportation, were associat...

PneuStep -- MRI-safe motor makes robotic biopsies possible

...ndence on strong magnetic interference. Metals are unsafe in MRIs because the machine relies on a strong magnet, and electric currents distort MR images, says Stoianovici. The team used six of the motors to power the first-ever MRI-compatible robot to access the prostate gland. The robot currently is underg...

Do Internet cafs facilitate unsafe sex?

...ernet cafes (cabinas pblicas), may be facilitating unsafe sex, particularly among men who have sex with men. Dr Walter Curioso (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima) and colleagues point to recent research suggesting a possible link between Internet cafes and high risk sex. One recent survey, for...

Drug safety recommendations lack scientific evidence

...yed a role. Yet the scientific basis that too many unsafe drugs enter the market is lacking. The IOM repor...umers because it may lead to increased exposure to unsafe drugs, but it would also mean that fewer consumers would benefit from these medications. Also, it is...

New forecasting tool could reduce drug development costs

...more accurate clinical forecasting would eliminate unsafe investigational new drugs; avoid subjecting patients to unnecessary drug trials; reduce the cost of prescription drugs for consumers; and empower the industry to take risks on truly innovative new drugs, so that more get to market. The need for pha...

Hybrid molecule causes cancer cells to self-destruct

...mprove delivery to the cancer cells often produced unsafe side effects. In some of the less successful experiments, designed to avoid toxic side effects, researchers used innocuous sugar molecules such as glucose to carry butyrate into the cells. The Johns Hopkins team tried a different tack. "We didn't t...

Physicians enlisted in efforts to keep demented drivers off the road

...ains health care providers to identify potentially unsafe drivers with dementia and to encourage appropriate...he basis of their clinical observations into safe, unsafe and unsure. This offers physicians unfamiliar with the specialized process of CDR testing a framewor...

Law professor finds home health-care workers have few legal protections

...ivate residences, they are often forced to work in unsafe conditions. "We tend to think of home as a safe place. Yet the reality is that most homes are not designed to accommodate safe care practices," Smith said. "For instance, a throw rug on the floor of a client's home can pose a 'trip and fall' hazard...

Estimated 5 million women admitted to hospital each year following an unsafe abortion

...rare. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines unsafe abortion as a procedure to terminate an unintended...ic medical standards, or both. Women may resort to unsafe and clandestine abortion services when abortion is legally restricted or when access to safe abortio...

Adolescent brains are insensitive to alcohol for a short time, but at great cost

..., she said. This binge pattern of drinking, being unsafe in general, might be extremely dangerous for adolescents, given that their brain is especially vulnerable to alcohol-related damage. Social behavior is an understudied area, particularly with regard to adolescence and alcohols effects, added Silveri....

Secondhand smoke in cars may lead to dangerous levels of contaminants for children

...rchers have shown that smoking in cars can produce unsafe levels of SHS. Even with the driver's window slightly open, mean respirable suspended particles (RSP) concentrations hit levels rated "hazardous" by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In the study, concentrations of 272 g/m3 were measure...

MRIs made safe for people with modern defibrillators and pacemakers

...in pump maintain a beat, have long been considered unsafe and off limits for testing. "The risk to patients of burning heart tissue or misfiring is still there," Halperin cautions. "But our results show that with appropriate precautions, MRI is a safe and effective diagnostic tool to use for those with m...

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