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2009-02-03 21:04:14

There was an increase in the rate of traffic fatalities in the U.S. Northeast three months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, researchers say. Psychologist Alexander J. Rothman and colleagues at the University of Minnesota analyzed records obtained from the U.S. Department of Transportation to see if there was any correlation between geographic location and the rate of fatal traffic accidents in the three months immediately following the attacks. The study authors found there was an...

2009-02-02 13:37:42

The September 11 terrorist attacks had a profound impact on this country's psyche. Eight years after the attacks, we are still learning how those terrible events affected us. A number of studies have shown that people who lived closest to the sites of the terrorist attacks experienced heightened levels of stress and anxiety in the months following the September 11 attacks. Research has also indicated that elevated levels of stress can greatly impact day-to-day behaviors such as...

2009-01-21 09:17:24

Street lighting provides a simple, low cost means of stemming the global epidemic of road traffic death and injury. Low income countries should consider installing more lights, and high income countries should think carefully before turning any off to reduce carbon emissions, is the advice from a new Cochrane Review.Street lighting may be considered an obvious means of preventing road traffic crashes, but the scientific evidence for this has been uncertain and many studies are decades out of...

2008-12-29 12:59:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve people were killed in traffic crashes investigated by state police during the five-day Christmas holiday driving period, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said today. He said 10 of the people killed were not wearing seat belts. In addition to the 12 fatalities, 410 people were injured in the 1,673 crashes to which troopers responded. Pawlowski said 105 of the crashes, including two of the fatal crashes, were alcohol-related....

2008-12-15 14:00:00

ITASCA, Ill., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media coverage of car crashes may harm rather than help public health, according to two new studies published in the National Safety Council's Journal of Safety Research. Media tend to obscure the bigger picture of motor-vehicles crashes as a leading cause of American injury and death -- and the number-one killer of young adults -- by presenting car crashes as episodic, human interest stories, the studies conclude. This type of coverage, they...

2008-12-01 11:20:00

State Police Issue 5,840 Speeding Citations, Arrest 416 for DUI HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine people were killed in crashes investigated by Pennsylvania State Police during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said today. He said 321 others were injured in the 1,042 crashes to which troopers responded during the period that began Nov. 26 and ended Nov. 30. Pawlowski said seven of those killed were not wearing seat belts...

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2008-11-19 10:39:05

Population growth and significant increases in development across the country are leading to changes in traffic and driving behavior in many areas where motorists share the road with farmers moving their equipment "“ changes that worry some members of the agriculture community. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have found a number of risk factors associated with traffic accidents involving farm vehicles, which could point the way toward changes that will better...

2008-10-31 00:00:16

China was hit by three separate coal mine disasters on the same day, with at least four workers confirmed dead. All three disasters occurred Wednesday, two of them in northwest Shaanxi Province and the third in central Henan Province, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The bodies of three workers were retrieved Friday while another 26 remained missing after a gas explosion in a shaft in the state-owned Yaotou mine in Shaanxi Province's Chengcheng County, the report said. Seven...

2008-10-30 00:00:10

Gas exploded in a coal mine in northwest China's Shaanxi province, trapping 29 miners, officials said. The blast occurred late Wednesday in the shaft at the Yaotou mine in Chengcheng County in central Shaanxi, Xinhua reported quoting a provincial government spokesman. Emergency rescue operations were under way, the state-run news agency said, adding no additional details were immediately available.

2008-09-30 09:00:42

China has 25,000-strong mining rescuers BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's mining rescue efforts have had solid achievements, with the number of rescue teams reaching 397 and trained rescuers reaching 25,000, according to the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS). In addition, 18 mining medical rescue bases and 24 medical rescue teams have been established, involving 8,000 medical workers, SAWS sources said. Since 2004, national mining rescue teams have worked on 13,864...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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