Psychology & Psychiatry

Cell phone use and distracted driving begins in the mind

We all know that talking on a cell phone impedes your driving ability. But new research from the University of Iowa is helping us understand how even a simple conversation can affect your brain's ability to focus on the roadway.

Health

More teens dying, with drugs and violence to blame

(HealthDay)—A perfect storm of murder, addiction and carelessness has fueled a recent and troubling increase in deaths among U.S. children and teens, a new government report shows.

Sleep apnea

Sleep deficiency increases risk of a motor vehicle crash

Excessive sleepiness can cause cognitive impairments and put individuals at a higher risk of motor vehicle crash. However, the perception of impairment from excessive sleepiness quickly plateaus in individuals who are chronically ...

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