Attention deficit disorders

Evaluating ADHD medicines to reduce highway crashes

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers are determining whether an extended-release medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can improve highway safety and help prevent accidents – especially ...

Pediatrics

Expert offers school bus safety tips

(HealthDay)—School bus safety is one of the many things parents need to review with their children before the start of the new school year, an expert says.

Addiction

Researchers study how marijuana impacts driving

A new study conducted at the University of Iowa's National Advanced Driving Simulator has found drivers who use alcohol and marijuana together weave more on a virtual roadway than drivers who use either substance independently. ...

Health

Stay sober or be pulled over this holiday season

(HealthDay)—As the holiday season kicks into full gear, state highway officials from across the nation are warning drivers to stay off the roads if they've been drinking.

Addiction

Marijuana use involved in more fatal accidents in Colorado

The proportion of marijuana-positive drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes in Colorado has increased dramatically since the commercialization of medical marijuana in the middle of 2009, according to a study by University ...

Health

Signs point to sharp rise in drugged driving fatalities

The prevalence of non-alcohol drugs detected in fatally injured drivers in the U.S. has been steadily rising and tripled from 1999 to 2010 for drivers who tested positive for marijuana—the most commonly detected non-alcohol ...

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