Washington — Nearly half of older adults who are active drivers take seven or more medications, potentially putting the safety of everyone on the road at risk, according to a recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Washington — In an effort to increase awareness of the dangers of unsecured TVs and furniture falling on and injuring children, and the proper precautions to take to prevent these incidents, Safe Kids Worldwide has designated Feb. 2 as National TV Safety Day.
Montreal — Cannabis may be more detrimental to teen users’ cognitive development than alcohol, and could increase their risk of addiction later in life, findings of a recent study from the University of Montreal suggest.
Ann Arbor, MI — Many people aren’t upfront with their doctors and other health care providers about some of their habits and behaviors, which likely reduces the quality of care they receive, results of a recent study show.
Birmingham, AL — Foul balls, a missed basketball pass that goes into the stands, a hockey puck shot over the glass – these are all examples of how fans have been injured at sporting events. However, recent research has concluded that auto/motorcycle racing is “overwhelmingly” the most dangerous sport for spectators.
Blacksburg, VA — Nearly half of parents who use ride-share vehicles with their kids don’t bring – or use – appropriate child safety seats, according to new research from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Washington — A “modest” increase in public transportation use could help reduce traffic-related fatalities significantly, according to an analysis recently issued by the American Public Transportation Association and the Vision Zero Network.
Storrs, CT — Although fast-food restaurants may offer healthier side and drink options for their kids’ meals, “many do little to make parents aware of the healthier options or to encourage parents to choose the healthier options instead of unhealthy ones,” claims a researcher at the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.