Texting while driving doubles reaction time, state study says

Texting while driving doubles reaction time, state study says

Texting while driving is more dangerous than previously thought, new findings from a Texas study show. Reading or writing a text message behind theĀ  wheel can drastically slow down a driver’s reaction time, according to a study released Wednesday by the Texas...

Drug deaths outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S

Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis of government data. Drugs exceeded motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death in 2009, killing at...
Study: Only 1 in 5 malpractice suits pay

Study: Only 1 in 5 malpractice suits pay

Only 1 in 5 malpractice claims against doctors leads to a settlement or other payout, according to the most comprehensive study of these claims in two decades. But while doctors and their insurers may be winning most of these challenges, that’s still a lot of...
Study: Cameras help cut crashes

Study: Cameras help cut crashes

A study of nearly 300 intersections in Texas found that red light-related crashes dropped 25 percent statewide after traffic cameras were installed. The Texas Transportation Institute released the report. Researchers at the state agency said the data reinforces the...

Fewer surgical errors at VA hospitals

Medical procedures and surgeries on the wrong patient and wrong body part have declined stantially at Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide, while reports of close calls have increased, according to a study that credits ongoing quality improvement efforts, which...
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