Travel Safety Health News

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11/20/2017
11/7/2017
11/1/2017
10/24/2017
Keeping Your Driving Teen Focused on the Road

Distractions at the wheel are major cause of needless tragedies, experts say

10/13/2017
Texting Smarts for Adults and Kids

Cellphone safety when you're on the move

10/10/2017
10/5/2017
Uber Can Help Cut Car Crashes, But Not Everywhere

Impact on drunk driving rate varied city to city, study found

10/4/2017
Antibody Injections in Pregnancy Might Shield Fetus From Zika

But experimental treatment only tested in monkeys so far, researchers say

9/22/2017
'Off-Roading' Threat May Lurk in the Air

Riders should think about toxic exposures, not just injuries: study

9/15/2017
Golf Carts' Use Is Spreading, and So Is Danger to Kids

Study of more than 100 kids treated at trauma centers reveals serious injuries

9/15/2017
Parents Getting Better at Using Car Seats Safely

But older kids often miss out on booster seats

9/7/2017
Daydreaming Behind the Wheel

People often unaware their mind is wandering when driving, study shows

9/1/2017
Will Climate Change Bring More Highway Deaths?

Study found link between rising temperatures, traffic fatalities

8/24/2017
Bicyclist Deaths Rise in U.S., Men Are Likely Victims

Fatal crashes jumped 12 percent in 2015, report says

8/19/2017
Travel Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

With an eye to safety, you can avoid vacation pitfalls

8/10/2017
For Drivers, Hands-free Can Still Be a Handful

Complex commands are more distracting than talking on your cell, safety experts say

8/3/2017
Traveling With Dementia: Tips for Family Caregivers

Stick to familiar routines, advises Alzheimer's Foundation

7/31/2017
7-Fold Spike Seen in Opioid-Linked Fatal Car Crashes

Two decades of U.S. data show another way these prescription medications are taking lives

7/20/2017
Travelers to Europe Need Measles Protection: CDC

15 countries have reported outbreaks so far this year

7/19/2017
How Princess Diana's Death Saved French Lives

France tightened road rules after she died in 1997 car crash -- a lesson the U.S. might learn from, researcher says

7/14/2017
Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars

Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

7/7/2017
Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation

It's prime season for outbreaks of the infection, which is often linked to hotels, cruise ships

7/1/2017
Don't Let Summer Strain Your Back

All that yard work and traveling can lead to injury, so spine experts offer safety tips

6/26/2017
Immunizations for High Flyin' Travelers

Don't leave home without them

6/23/2017
Health Tip: Are You Well Enough to Travel?

Skip a flight if you have symptoms

6/22/2017
Legalized Pot May Lead to More Traffic Crashes

But auto accident deaths aren't on the rise in states where recreational pot is allowed, researchers say

6/19/2017
How to Beat Jet Lag This Summer Vacation

Sleep specialist offers these tips to help speed the reset

6/16/2017
Helmets for Motorcyclists a No Brainer: Study

Skull and facial injuries much more likely without head protection

6/16/2017
Summer Fun Is Not Without Hazards

Accidental deaths peak in July and August; here's how to avoid dangers

6/15/2017
Pot Plus Booze: A Deadly Mix Behind the Wheel

Study found odds of a fatal auto accident jumped 5 times if both substances were used

6/14/2017
Could You Spot Bed Bugs in a Hotel Room?

Survey finds they're a major worry for U.S. travelers, but many can't identify the annoying pests

6/14/2017
Bed bugs and Travel

Could you identify a bed bug in a lineup of insects?

6/12/2017
A Monkey's 'Smile' May Not Be Sweet

People who thought the animals were grinning or blowing kisses often got bitten, researchers say

6/12/2017
Teens With ADHD Face a Higher Crash Risk

Study found they were 36 percent more likely to get in an accident than other adolescents

6/2/2017
The Cost of Bike Crashes in U.S. Tops $24 Billion a Year

Study suggests more street accidents, older bikers are boosting expenses

6/1/2017
New Teen Drivers Face Triple the Risk of a Fatal Crash

Distractions, such as cell phones, and failure to buckle up are main causes

5/30/2017
Many Teens Ride With Impaired Drivers

Passengers not deterred by friends' alcohol or marijuana use, Canadian study finds

5/24/2017
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Killed in Crashes Not Restrained Properly

Finding highlights importance of car seats, seat belts for young passengers

5/20/2017
How Not to Nod Off Behind the Wheel

Recognizing signs of sleepiness key to prevention, researcher says

5/15/2017
Many U.S. Travelers Skip Measles Shots, Despite Infection Risk

Though the disease was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today

5/10/2017
Car Crash Rate Falls When People With ADHD Take Meds

Hallmarks of the disorder -- including inattention, impulsivity -- raise accident risk, researchers say

5/1/2017
Health Tip: Parents, Set Rules About Driving for Teens

These guidelines will help them stay safe

4/28/2017
U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine

Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible

4/28/2017
Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel

Some even do it with kids in the car, survey finds

4/27/2017
Drugs Now Involved in More Fatal U.S. Crashes Than Alcohol Alone

Study suggests deaths due to drugged driving are rising as states legalize pot and drug abuse grows

4/24/2017
Travelers Bring Malaria Back to U.S., With High Costs

Study finds it leads to more hospitalizations than other travel-related illnesses

4/21/2017
When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes?

Researchers say new checklist can help determine when low blood sugar should keep you off the road

4/19/2017
Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs

Bigger, more powerful machines seem to cause more severe traumas, researchers report

4/18/2017
Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too

Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

4/13/2017
Peripheral Vision Varies From Person to Person

And 'bad spots' get even worse if there's a lot to look at, study says