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2011-09-15 11:37:43

People who drink heavily may increase their risk of dying in house fires that should otherwise have been escapable, a new study suggests. The findings, reported in the September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, highlight one of the less-recognized dangers of downing too much alcohol -- especially in combination with smoking. Looking at coroners' records for 95 fire victims, Australian researchers found that 58% had positive results on blood alcohol tests, often with...

2011-08-11 21:53:29

A study on the effect of different alcoholic beverages and drinking behaviour on the risk of acute pancreatitis was conducted, using the Swedish Mammography Cohort and Cohort of Swedish Men, to study the association between consumption of spirits, wine and beer and the risk of acute pancreatitis. In total, 84,601 individuals, aged 46-84 years, were followed for a median of 10 years, of whom 513 developed acute pancreatitis. There was a dose"“response association between the amount of...

2011-08-04 14:49:00

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconosys, Inc., the company that developed SMS Replier(TM) and DriveReply,(TM) --the Smartphone safety app that combats the growing social epidemic of distracted driving -- announced today that the TextKills(TM) Tour will make its next stop at the Nike Basketball 3on3 event at L.A. Live on August 6th and 7th. Iconosys is an official festival partner of the event, and Iconosys CEO Wayne Irving II will be on hand to educate attendees about...

2011-08-02 00:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of Americans consider themselves to be good drivers but a new study reveals their candor tells a different - and dangerous - story. American drivers believe their own driving knowledge, ability and safe driving habits are well above other drivers on the road. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of American drivers rate themselves as "excellent" or "very good" drivers. American drivers' positive self-rating is more than twice as high...

2011-07-01 08:00:00

MATTESON, Ill., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Law enforcement from throughout the Midwest will be cracking down on impaired drivers beginning today and extending through July 4th. The impaired driving crackdown comes as motorists prepare to celebrate the July 4th holiday weekend. "Statistics gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over the past 25 years show that, on average, nearly half of all deadly traffic crashes over each year's July 4th holiday involved some...

2011-07-01 12:15:00

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans ready for Independence Day weekend road trips and holiday celebrations, AAA and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS) caution travelers to be extra cautious on the road, particularly on July 4 -- the deadliest day of the year. According to the AAAFTS' recent analysis of national crash data, between 2000-2009, more people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes on July 4 than on any other day of the year. (Logo:...

2011-06-30 00:00:29

Texans planning to drink and drive this holiday need to get a P.A.S.S."”Person Appointed to Stay Sober. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 The Fourth of July holiday consistently ranks as one of the deadliest holiday weekends for traffic accidents. Statistics gathered by NHTSA over the past 25 years show that, on average, about half of all deadly traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday are related to alcohol. Last year, in Texas there were 337 alcohol related traffic crashes over...

2011-06-28 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fourth of July holiday consistently ranks as one of the deadliest holiday weekends for traffic accidents. Statistics gathered by NHTSA over the past 25 years show that, on average, about half of all deadly traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday are related to alcohol. Last year, in Texas there were 337 alcohol related traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday weekend. That's why TxDOT, law enforcement officials, and other key...

2011-06-28 13:12:12

A national survey has found that more than one in twenty Australian workers report using alcohol while at work or just before work, and more than one in fifty report taking drugs during or just before work. These findings, published online today in the journal Addiction, have implications for workplace safety. Researchers used data from the 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS), which polled over 23,000 Australian residents aged 12 and over on their use of alcohol, tobacco, and...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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