September 14, 2013

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Traumatic Brain Injury Appears to Increase Stroke Risk

Head injuries are scary enough, but recent findings by both a team of researchers in Taiwan and another team at the University of Michigan indicate they may be even scarier. Both teams determined that a brain injury of any type increases the risk of ischemic stroke, which is a stroke caused by a blood clot […]

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September 13, 2013

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Swimming Pool Injuries: Thousands Injured Every Year by Pool Chemicals

The estimated number of pools in Florida amounts to 7.3 percent of the total number for the United States. The climate in Florida is perfect for enjoying the family swimming pool year round. Keeping the pool free of germs and bacteria, if not done properly, can cause illness and injury. According to the Centers for […]

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September 7, 2013

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ATV Accident Statistics Continue to Rise Despite Safety Outreach

The number of ATV accidents has increased in the last few years. Even though there is more public awareness and safety warnings associated with the use of ATVS, ATV accident statistics have continued to rise for the past few years. Even though the Consumer Product Safety Commission continuously warns people about the possibility of accidents […]

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September 6, 2013

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Cause of Motorcycle Accidents: 5 Common Road Hazards

Motorcycles are fun to ride. Unfortunately, they can also be quite dangerous under certain conditions. Safety equipment such as heavy boots, denim or leather jackets and helmets go a long way to make the ride safe. Some things that impact safety, such as railroad tracks, leaves or potholes are out of control of the rider. […]

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August 26, 2013

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Study: Food Testing Labs Fail to Catch Food Poisoning Outbreaks

Food poisoning outbreaks are on the rise across the country. Unfortunately, some of the labs meant to detect contamination are not performing up to par. Where was the analysis presented? The analysis was recently presented at the meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. The American Proficiency Institute compiled and analyzed the data. The analysis […]

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August 2, 2013

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Pocket-Sized Floome Breathalyzer for iPhones May Help Reduce Drunk Driving

Invented by the Italian company 2045Tech, the new pocket-sized breathalyzer Floome made for use with smartphones is the newest technology created to reduce drunk driving accidents. How does Floome work? Floome works by plugging into the headphone jacks of any Windows, Android or iOS smartphone. It works in conjunction with an app installed on the […]

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July 23, 2013

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Warmer Temperatures May See Increase in Florida Motorcycle Accidents Involving Commercial Trucks

Statistically, summer months see more traffic on the roadways than other months of the year. Correspondingly, the risk of truck accidents also increases during this same time period. Although the presence of commercial trucks does not substantially increase during the summer months, the addition of more passenger vehicles and motorcycles on the roadway make it […]

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June 22, 2013

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New Moms Face Increased Risk of Drowsy Driving-Related Car Accidents

It is common knowledge that new moms are often overtired and sleep deprived. After all, it is thought that new parents lose as much as six months of sleep in their child’s first 24 months of life. Moreover, according to research performed by the Center for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland, many new moms admitted […]

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June 21, 2013

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Self-Driving Cars Could Reduce Car Accident Fatalities, Says Federal Agency

With a four-year study of self-driving cars now officially underway at the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the relationship between a driver and his vehicle is in the process of being redefined. As safety administrators and car manufacturers work out the details, just how safe these vehicles really are […]

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June 15, 2013

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LL Bakery Recalls Assorted Bread Products Due to Allergen Concerns

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the LL Bakery Inc. of Torrance, California, recently recalled all Italian Cream Danish pastries, Butter Farm Enriched White Breads and White Farm Enriched White Breads due to improperly worded product labels. The labels on the bread products failed to declare the allergen milk within the listed ingredients. Individuals […]

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