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  • NHTSA upset by jump in traffic deaths
    9.3 percent highway fatality bump alarms safety regulators
    A significant jump in U.S. fatalities has set alarms ringing for safety regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday that 26,000 people died in vehicle crashes during the first nine months of 2015. The 9.3...
  • A man firing a gun
    Americans have an unusually high risk of dying from guns
    It appears as if there are deaths from guns daily across the United States. In some locations such as Chicago and New York City the streets of the inner cities seem to often be as dangerous as in overseas war zones such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya...
  •  The Beatles
    Many stars we lost in 2015 had Beatles connections both thick and thin
    As it happens at the end of each year, tallying up the list of the names of show business personalities who have passed on gets sadder and sadder, especially when you see the older names on the list. And the list compiled here for 2015 is no...
  • Hillary Clinton
    Gun violence is not the problem, it’s gangs
    The rate of firearm homicides in the United States is at a 30 year low, around 3.5 per 100,000 people. Statistically cars, hammers and swimming pools are more deadly than shotguns or rifles. 60% of firearms deaths are suicides and gun violence is...
  • Michael Taylor
    New federal food safety rules after many foodborne illnesses and deaths
    The United States federal government has basically said ‘enough is enough’ when it comes to foodborne illnesses and even deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have estimated that some 48 million people – that...
  • Laundry pod manufacturers agree to increase safety standards, reduce poisonings
    Laundry pod manufacturers agree to increase safety standards, reduce poisonings
    Since laundry packets became available in 2012, more than 35,000 children aged 5 and younger in the US have had accidents involving them, according to data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). The AAPCC notes that...
  • Massive airbag recall includes nearly 34 million vehicles
    Massive airbag recall includes nearly 34 million vehicles
    Airbags add another level of protection from a vehicle cash; however, when airbag deployment showers passengers with shrapnel, the benefit becomes a liability. On May 19, US Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced...
  • Leonard Nimoy
    Taken too soon: Celebrity deaths in 2015
    For most, the people we hold dear aren't necessarily the ones we've known personally. They're the people who have touched us, who have shared with us, who have offered comfort or a joke when we most needed it. They were the ones who...
  • Powered caffeine:  A kick that kills but not the only one
    Pure caffeine: A kick that kills but not the only one
    Now that pure caffeine has claimed the lives of several people, things are starting to change. In 2010 there was the loss of 23-year-old Michael Bedford from Mansfield in England (BBC.com). Last year there was the overdose of Logan Stiner, the...
  • Placing infants in car seats for naps a dangerous practice
    Placing infants in car seats for naps a dangerous practice
    Not uncommonly, car seats and other sitting devices are used for napping. According to a new study, placing infants or young children in these devices for naps may endanger them. The findings were published April 24 in the journal Pediatrics by...
  • Baby boomers are drug abusers says CDC
    Baby boomers are drug abusers says CDC
    According to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American senior citizens are abusing drugs, being arrested for drug offenses, and dying from drug overdoses at increasingly higher rates. These spikes have occurred...
  • A mix of ice creams on a cone.
    Three Kansas hospital patients dead from ice cream related illness
    On Friday, March 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a statement pertaining to the deaths of three Kansas hospital patients who have died after acquiring Listeriosis from eating a Blue Bell Creameries ice cream product.Five people...
  • International researchers call for world-wide ban on tobacco
    International researchers call for world-wide ban on tobacco
    It is common knowledge that tobacco use is detrimental to one’s health. Now, an international group of researchers has made the bold recommendation to phase out the sale of tobacco products by 2040. The report was published in the March 14...
  • Flu hospitalizations at an all-time high for US seniors
    Flu hospitalizations at an all-time high for US seniors
    According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released on March 6, since last October, the rate of influenza hospitalizations among US seniors (age 65 and older) has been 258 hospitalizations per 100,000 individuals....
  • GM CEO Mary Barra
    GM refuses to extend deadline on GM ignition switch settlement claims
    Auto News reported earlier yesterday ( Jan.28,2015) that General Motors would not be extending the deadline for applicants to file paperwork towards a settlement related to the 2014 Ignition switch recall, which saw one of the biggest vehicular...
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