Month: April 2016

“Drive to Live 2016? Focuses on Teen Drivers

According to an article on WRAL.com, the North Carolina Highway Patrol announced a new initiative called “Drive to Live 2016.” The goal to help reduce the number of traffic collisions and deaths involving teen drivers through stricter monitoring of roadways, and on-site educations  The program was created after a 2015 investigation by the State Highway Patrol …

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Disc Brakes Suspended in Pro Cycling Races after Injury

For months, the Association of Professional cyclists (CPA) had been sending letters to the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) outlining the hazards of disc brakes and asking for their use to be suspended. That’s exactly what happened…but only after Spanish cyclist Francisco Ventoso was injured after running into another rider’s brake rotor during a race. The …

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Brain Injury Revealed in 40 Percent of Retired NFL Players

More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs of traumatic brain injury based on sensitive MRI scans called diffusion tensor imaging, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. “This is one of the largest studies to …

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RECALL: Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 100,000 Passat diesel sedans, model years 2012-2014, due to insufficient cable insulation, which could cause short circuits. In some cases, underbody fires can result. According to cars.com, Volkswagen did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-893-5298, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at …

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New Blood Test Can Detect Concussions

Good concussion news! (I never thought I would type those words.) Scientists have come up with a simple blood test that can detect concussion up to seven days after the injury, taking the guesswork out of making a diagnosis. Concussions have reached almost epidemic proportions in young people, especially among those who play sports. Whether …

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