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2012-01-18 12:54:59

The human subconscious has a bigger impact than previously thought on how we respond to danger, according to research led by the University of Exeter. Published today (I8 January), the study shows that our primitive response to fear can contradict our conscious assessment of danger. The findings have implications for how anxiety disorders, such as phobias, are treated. The research also suggests we share a primitive response to fear with other animals, despite being able to consciously...

2011-05-25 07:40:00

MARYVILLE, Mo., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) are reminding homeowners about the dangers of lightning; an underrated and often forgotten electrical hazard. According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), lightning is responsible for billions of dollars in property damage. The I.I.I. cites a 14.8% increase in 2010 vs. 2009...

2009-09-01 10:17:56

More widespread availability of defibrillators and education of the general public could boost survival rates fourfold amongst athletes suffering cardiac arrest, a study has found. In less than half of cases, a bystander initiated cardiopulmonary reanimation. This is crucial as survival at hospital admission is 4 times higher when CPR is attempted and 10 times greater when an electric shock is delivered.The study by a Paris hospital outlined the poor prognosis of sudden death during sport,...

2009-02-05 09:40:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Communities across the United States are being devastated by severe winter weather conditions that are leaving thousands of people without power. The Midwest has recently become the latest region to be hit, as evidenced by the ongoing relief in response to the effects of a deadly weekend ice storm that cut power to more than 600,000 people in Kentucky. "Consumers are encouraged to unplug or turn off all electric appliances -- from...

2008-12-29 08:29:00

ROSSLYN, Va., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The holiday season has come and gone, but your decorations still remain prominently displayed. Whether you enjoy the sight of them or simply have not found the time to take them down, by leaving your decorations up for extended periods of time you may be inadvertently exposing yourself and your family to dangerous electrical hazards. Now that the holidays are over, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) reminds you to keep...

2008-12-25 16:26:25

Replicating a controversial experiment from some 50 years ago, a U.S. psychologist found people are just as willing to administer painful electric shocks. Jerry M. Burger of Santa Clara University replicated one of the famous obedience experiments of the late Stanley Milgram and found compliance rates in the replication only slightly lower than those found by Milgram. Like Milgram, Burger found no difference in the rates of obedience between men and women. People learning about Milgram's...

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2008-12-19 13:23:02

Scientists said on Friday they had replicated the notorious Stanley Milgram experiment from the 60's in which people obediently delivered painful shocks to others if encouraged to do so by authority figures. Jerry Burger of Santa Clara University in California found that seventy percent of volunteers continued to administer electrical shocks even after faked screams of pain from an actor. "What we found is validation of the same argument"”if you put people into certain situations, they...


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