Washington — Pedestrian deaths in the United States have increased faster than all other types of traffic fatalities over the past decade, and now are at a 25-year high, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Columbus, OH — Parents of teen drivers, take note: Despite state laws being in place, about one-third of teens say they talk on their cellphones and text while behind the wheel, according to a new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Center for Injury Research and Policy.
Washington — Drowsy driving contributes to about 10 percent of all motor vehicle-related crashes, exceeding federal estimates by nearly eightfold, according to newly released research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Bethesda, MD — Alcohol-related emergency rooms visits surged by more than 60 percent over a recent eight-year period – with women and 45- to 64-year-olds experiencing the largest increases – according to a study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Boston — Nearly 1 out of 5 U.S. adults takes more than the recommended dose of ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in one week, according to a recent study from the Boston University School of Medicine.
Atlanta — Sleep-related deaths among infants could be reduced by more parents following safe sleep practices recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.
Washington — Results of a new poll highlight a gap between awareness that marijuana can cause impaired driving and the belief that its use is contributing to the rising number of fatal vehicle crashes in the United States.
Bethesda, MD — Alert your immune system: More than 90 percent of homes contain three or more detectable indoor allergens, while 73 percent harbor at least one allergen at an elevated level, according to a recent study from the National Institutes of Health.