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2012-03-15 07:00:00

According to Dr. Benjamin Gerson, presenter at the National Sleep Foundation Sleep Health & Safety Conference, employee training, education, and sleep disorder management is crucial in managing fatigue, but must be under the employee´s control. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 “Only sleep takes care of sleepiness,” commented Dr. Benjamin Gerson, presenter and program committee member at the 2012 National Sleep Foundation Sleep Health & Safety Conference in...

2012-02-01 08:00:00

Guidelines assist Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physicians in enhancing health, safety, and productivity through the development of a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS). Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Presidential Task Force on Fatigue Risk Management released guidelines to aide physicians and other safety stakeholders in the creation of a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) in the workplace....

2011-05-25 10:12:00

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonathan Husni, MBA, IT expert and inventor of PowerNap (www.powernap.com) audio products that have helped thousands of people energize themselves by grabbing a quick nap, has offered the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), 100 PowerNap CDs and a 50 percent discount on his company's PowerNap Machine, if it will try his technology as a solution to the fatigue problem that has...

2011-04-12 07:13:00

SALT LAKE CITY, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, and SleepPointe, a sleep apnea compliance solutions provider, have joined together to sponsor a Fatigue Awareness Month campaign intended to train semi-truck drivers on fatigue awareness and proper fatigue management through a variety of activities. The Fatigue Awareness month campaign will include a number of activities during April designed to educate and train C.R. England...

2011-02-23 08:22:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The use of amphetamines such as benzedrine and dexerdrine, commonly used to treat ADHD, depression, and narcolepsy, appear to cause an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to this study. The study involved 66,348 people in northern California who had participated in the Multiphasic Health Checkup Cohort Exam between 1964 and 1973 and were evaluated again in 1995. The average age of the participants at the start of the study was 36 years old. Of the...

2010-12-20 07:11:00

PONTIAC, Mich., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- TK Holdings Inc, the North American subsidiary of Takata Corporation, is addressing the roadway hazard of drowsy driving in the commercial trucking industry with its SafeTraK3 advanced electronic vision system. SafeTraK3 includes both a Lane Departure and Driver Alertness Warning system which give commercial truck drivers a warning if they are driving erratically within a lane or unintentionally departing from their lane. Both behaviors are...

2010-08-05 08:02:00

PONTIAC, Mich., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Typically lane departure warning (LDW) systems are used in the commercial truck industry to alert drivers when they have drifted out of their traffic lane. Now, Takata's SafeTraK system has added an exclusive driver alertness feature that detects and monitors erratic driving or weaving within the lanes. The Takata system has two unique alerts, one for indicating drivers may need rest and one for inadvertent lane departures. The driver alertness...

2010-06-09 21:01:55

Early school start times promote sleep deprivation and daytime sleepiness, which can reduce the alertness of teen drivers Earlier school start times are associated with increased teenage car crash rates, according to a research abstract that will be presented Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that in 2008 the teen crash rate was about 41 percent higher in Virginia Beach,...

2010-06-07 13:04:56

Study provides new insight into how the brain responds to light Exposure to extraordinarily brief, millisecond flashes of bright light improves alertness at night, according to a research abstract that will be presented Monday, June 7, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that subjective sleepiness decreased and objective nighttime alertness improved after participants received a...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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