Health

New study shows crowdsourced traffic data could save lives

A new University of California, Irvine-led pilot study finds, on average, Waze "crash alerts" occur two minutes and 41 seconds prior to their corresponding California Highway Patrol (CHP)-reported crash. These minutes could ...

Health

The relationship between alcohol outlets and traffic crashes

A new study by the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation examines the relationship between the number and location of alcohol outlets (such as bars or liquor stores or other places ...

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.

Health

Hit-and-run deaths on the rise

(HealthDay)—Hit-and-run deaths in the United States reached a record high in 2016, a new report shows.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mind wandering is common during driving

Researchers in the United States have investigated mind wandering in volunteers during a driving simulation. When prompted at random during the simulation, the volunteers reported mind wandering 70% of the time. Using electrophysiological ...

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