News tagged with new south wales

Heavy-vehicle drivers' crash risk assessed

New research involving the Curtin-Monash Accident Research Centre has found that sleep apnea, while highly prevalent among heavy-vehicle drivers, is not associated with an increase in crashes.

May 26, 2014
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Will the solarium ban prevent skin cancer?

With the ban on commercial solariums coming into force this year, Flinders University's Dr Ivanka Prichard is questioning whether the new law will actually reduce skin cancer rates or simply lead to more ...

Mar 11, 2014
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Alcohol key to lethal punching incidents

A nation-wide study into head-punching, or "king-hit" deaths in Australia found alcohol was a major contributing factor to the violent fatalities, and not necessarily in combination with the use of other ...

Dec 02, 2013
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Australian surf deadlier than bushfires, sharks

The Australian surf kills more people than bushfires, cyclones, floods and sharks combined, according to a study released Wednesday which found rip currents were far more likely to be deadly than other natural ...

Nov 27, 2013
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