FDA issues warning on four asthma drugs

The government is taking steps to curb use of some long-acting asthma drugs taken by millions, issuing safety restrictions to lower an uncommon but potentially life-threatening risk that asthma could worsen suddenly. The warnings cover the drugs Advair, Symbicort,...

Fewer cars qualify as ‘top safety picks’ for 2010

For studying 2010 models, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety added a new roof-strength test to the already-rigorous test it used before. Increasingly, the tests address specific circumstances under which drivers and passengers are injured and killed in...

New helmet is safer for hockey players

Harvard’s varsity hockey team has signed up to wear the new, $120 M11 hockey helmet. Equipment maker Cascade Sports designed the helmet with one purpose in mind: saving brains. A study of former National Football League players, reported by Business Week, shows...

Ford has developed an inflatable seat belt

People riding in the back seat of a vehicle are less likely to use a seat belt than front-seat passengers. Ford is hoping to change that with its new inflatable seat belt. Their inflatables will first be offered on the next generation of the Ford Explorer. Sue...
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