Waze users ’ accident reports could cut emergency response time in half
This study was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Human Genome Research Institute. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

That Selfie May Be Epic, But Not Worth Your Life
Many in pursuit of the "epic selfie" have died -- a recent study found there were 259 deaths and 137 injuries or accidents around the world between 2011 and 2017, from just three deaths in 2011 to 93 in 2017. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Car accidents may increase stroke, heart failure risk for older passengers
Older passengers may have a higher risk of heart failure or stroke following a car crash, new research shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improvements made at bullying scandal A&E
The Care Quality Commission has observed improvements to culture at an accident and emergency department at the centre of a major bullying scandal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heart failure, stroke greater among occupants in motor vehicle accidents
(Boston University School of Medicine) New research has shown that in older adults (65 and older), being an occupant in an automobile during a motor vehicle accident may lead to heart failure or stroke, as compared to pedestrians who are involved in motor vehicle accidents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Judge rules that parents of deceased West Point cadet can use his sperm for surrogate birth
West Point cadet Peter Zhu died at age 21 in February in a tragic skiing accident. His parents now can attempt to continue his legacy and their family lineage after a New York judge said they can use his frozen sperm to produce a child. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who was napping in the backseat of her friend's car was left paralyzed in a horrific crash
Tammy Le, 28, from San Jose, California, was left paralyzed from the chest down after a car accident in April 2008 resulted in her C4/C5 vertebrae being shattered and her spine needing reconstruction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hours After French Patient Is Taken Off Life Support, a Court Orders It Be Restored
Vincent Lambert was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 car accident. His family is split over removing life support, and his case has attracted intense attention from the media and politicians. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AURELIEN BREEDEN Tags: Life-Sustaining Support Systems, Withdrawal Of Paralysis European Court of Human Rights France Source Type: news

Judge: Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm
A judge has cleared the way for the parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident to use his frozen sperm to produce a child (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Early Death in BPD Patients Not Just Because of Suicide Early Death in BPD Patients Not Just Because of Suicide
Individuals with borderline personality disorder are at high risk of premature death not only from suicide but from other causes, including accidents, results of a randomized trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Should Parents Use Their Deceased Child's Sperm to Create a Baby? Should Parents Use Their Deceased Child's Sperm to Create a Baby?
What are the ethical implications of using sperm from a beloved son after a fatal accident? Dr Art Caplan weighs in.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

French Patient in Right-to-Die Dispute Is Taken Off Life Support
Vincent Lambert was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 car accident. His family has been split over whether to let doctors stop artificially feeding and hydrating him. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AURELIEN BREEDEN Tags: Life-Sustaining Support Systems, Withdrawal Of Paralysis European Court of Human Rights France Source Type: news

What is road rash and how can you treat it at home?
Also known as raspberries or strawberries, road rash wounds are a type of skin abrasion. Most road rash wounds are minor injuries that you can easily treat at home if you know the right steps to take. Here's your quick guide to road rash: Biking accidents are common causes of road rash. What is road rash? Caused by an unfortunate run-in with a rough surface, road rash occurs when a layer of skin is scraped away from the body. Road rash injuries commonly result from falls when biking, skateboarding or running outside. Severe injuries that rip away multiple layers of tissue may require skin grafting surgery to rep...
Source: Advanced Tissue - May 20, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Source Type: news

Are youth suicide memorial sites on Facebook different from those for other sudden deaths? - Scourfield J, Evans R, Colombo G, Burrows D, Jacob N, Williams M, Burnap P.
To explore possible distinctive features of online memorials for youth suicides, amid concerns about glorification, we compared public Facebook memorials for suicides and road traffic accident deaths, using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count software. Peopl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What factors predict drivers' self-reported lane change violation behavior at urban intersections? A study in China - Wang X, Xu L, Hao Y.
This study aims to explore the socio-psychological factors underlying drivers' motivation for lane change violat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

How to care for a wound in an emergency
  When accidents happen, first aid is a critical first step. But for open wounds and similar emergencies, it’s always a good idea to follow up with a health care professional. According to the World Health Organization, tens of millions of people suffer injuries that lead to hospitalization, emergency department visits, general practitioner treatment or treatment that does not involve formal medical care. As common as these injuries are, it’s important to deal with them immediately to prevent infection and minimize complications later, when you seek care from a medical professional. Here’s a helpful ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - May 17, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Wound Infection Source Type: news

Challenges of cooperation between the pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency services in the handover of victims of road traffic accidents: a qualitative study - Jamshidi H, Jazani RK, Alibabaei A, Alamdari S, Kalyani MN.
OBJECTIVES: To take a deep look at the challenges of cooperation between the pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency services in the handover of victims of road traffic accidents. METHODS: This is a qualitative study and the method used is of conten... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New Study Examines Lay Responders ’ Ability to Stop Severe Bleeding
Does the American public feel empowered and equipped to stop life-threatening bleeding? A new study published in Prehospital Emergency Care finds that lay responders are not only willing to apply specialized dressings designed to stop severe bleeding, but that their confidence in doing so significantly increases after a brief education and practice session. The study, sponsored by the American Red Cross and led by Craig Goolsby, MD, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education of the Uniformed Services University’s Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, observed 360 lay responders as they applied...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Pot legalization increases car crashes, injuries, but little effect on hospitalization
In Colorado, motor vehicle accidents went up by 10 percent, and alcohol abuse and overdoses that resulted in injury or death climbed by 5 percent, after marijuana was legalized in the state. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Signs of Binge Drinking
-- Intoxicated people are prone to poor decision-making, loss of emotional control and accidents. When people habitually binge drink, serious problems often arise. The American Addiction Centers mentions signs of binge drinking: Drinking... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Video: Oklahoma Firefighters Rescue Workers from Swinging Scaffold
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two window washers have been rescued from a scaffold above the roof of an approximately 850-foot (259 meters) skyscraper in downtown Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City Fire Capt. David Macy says the two were stranded shortly before 7:45 a.m. Wednesday outside the 50-floor Devon Tower and were pulled to safety about 8:30 a.m. Macy said firefighters secured the scaffold with ropes as it dangled from a crane, 20-30 feet (6-9 meters) above the roof. Video from the scene showed the scaffold banging against sides of the building that extend above the roof and breaking windows. Macy said paramedics evaluated ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Video: Oklahoma Firefighters Rescue Workers from Swinging Scaffold
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two window washers have been rescued from a scaffold above the roof of an approximately 850-foot (259 meters) skyscraper in downtown Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City Fire Capt. David Macy says the two were stranded shortly before 7:45 a.m. Wednesday outside the 50-floor Devon Tower and were pulled to safety about 8:30 a.m. Macy said firefighters secured the scaffold with ropes as it dangled from a crane, 20-30 feet (6-9 meters) above the roof. Video from the scene showed the scaffold banging against sides of the building that extend above the roof and breaking windows. Macy said paramedics evaluated ...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Toxicological investigations in a fatal and non-fatal accident due to hydrogen sulphide (H
We report here a serious accidental poisoning by hydrogen sulphide inhalation involving six sailors. Three of them died w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Legal marijuana reduces chronic pain, but increases injuries and car accidents
(University of California - San Francisco) The legalization of recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in its abuse, injury due to overdoses, and car accidents, but does not significantly change health care use overall, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seaplanes Collide in Alaska; At Least Four Dead, 10 Hurt
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska Tuesday to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes. Four people were killed after the floatplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan, the Coast Guard said. Two others were missing, said Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios, a Coast Guard spokesman. The Washington, D.C.-based investigative team from the National Transportation Safety Board is expected to arrive in Ketchikan Tuesday afternoon, agency spokesman Peter Knudson sai...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

An analysis of factors influencing accidents on road bridges in Norway - Elvik R, Sagberg F, Langeland PA.
Factors explaining systematic variation in the number of injury accidents on road bridges in Norway during 2010-2016 have been identified by means of negative binomial regression models. A total of 6824 bridges recording in total 1368 accidents were includ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Bench Trial To Be Held In Long-Term Disability Benefits Dispute
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A New York federal judge on April 5 adopted a magistrate judge's recommendation that a bench trial be scheduled in a disability benefits dispute because issues of fact exist regarding the claimant's ability to perform the duties of his own occupation (Farooq Khan v. Provident Life& Accident Co., No. 15-811, W.D. N.Y., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59204). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Woman, 25, needed surgery on her vulva after landing on her jet ski handlebars
A 25-year-old woman from New York was left with a vulvar hematoma, a collection of clotted blood vessels in the vulva, after she landed on the handlebars of her jet ski during an accident. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Health Care: The Potentially Lifesaving Difference in How a Gun Is Stored
It could make more of an impact in saving children's lives than many legislative efforts that get more attention. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Firearms Gun Control Accidents and Safety Children and Childhood Suicides and Suicide Attempts Research Source Type: news

Time trends in gender-specific incidence rates of road traffic injuries in Iran - Delavary Foroutaghe M, Mohammadzadeh Moghaddam A, Fakoor V.
This study aims to model and validate road traffic injury (RTI) times series, specifically considering gender. STUDY DESIGN: Time tre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Accident patterns in trauma surgery patients with and without self-reported ADHD - Wolff S, Queiser K, Wessendorf L, Meier AM, Verdenhalven M, Grimm O, Reimertz C, Nau C, Klos M, Reif A, Kittel-Schneider S.
The objective of this study was to identify the types and mechanisms of accidents in a group of adult trauma ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

news analysis: Why Do You Grab Your Bag When Running Off a Burning Plane?
As passengers fled a burning plane in Moscow, some stopped to get their luggage. Don ’ t be too quick to judge. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC NAGOURNEY Tags: Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters Evacuations and Evacuees Psychology and Psychologists Disasters and Emergencies Aeroflot Russian Airlines Source Type: news

Estimating incident duration considering the unobserved heterogeneity of risk factors for trucks transporting HAZMAT on expressways - Hong J, Tamakloe R, Park D, Choi Y.
Traffic accidents involving vehicles transporting hazardous materials (HAZMAT) on expressways not only delay traffic flow but can also cause large-scale casualties and socio-economic losses. Therefore, rapid response to and prevention of these accidents is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Functional brain alterations in acute sleep deprivation: an activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis - Javaheipour N, Shahdipour N, Noori K, Zarei M, Camilleri JA, Laird AR, Fox PT, Eickhoff SB, Eickhoff CR, Rosenzweig I, Khazaie H, Tahmasian M.
Sleep deprivation (SD) is a common problem in modern societies, which leads to cognitive dysfunctions including attention lapses, impaired working memory, hindering decision making, impaired emotional processing, and motor vehicle accidents. Numerous neuro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Development of an Internet-delivered educational video for acute whiplash injuries - Pedersen MM, Fink P, Kasch H, Frostholm L.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the development of a preventive educational video for patients exposed to whiplash trauma following motor vehicle accidents. METHODS: The development followed a systematic approach and was theory-driven supplemented with avai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A survey on accidents in the road transportation of hazardous materials in S ão Paulo, Brazil, from 1983 to 2015 - Pompone EC, de Oliveira Neto GC.
This study aime... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Making Playgrounds a Little More Dangerous
“ I came to the counterintuitive conclusion that engaging in risk is actually very important in preventing injuries, ” a researcher says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD SCHIFFMAN Tags: Playgrounds Children and Childhood Parenting Accidents and Safety Source Type: news

999 trial shows value of live video streaming
(University of Surrey) Using live video streaming from the scene of accidents and medical emergencies to the dispatch team of a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) has public support and the potential to be rolled out across the UK's ambulance network , according to the team behind a scientific study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Automated vehicles, big data and public health - Shaw D, Favrat B, Elger B.
In this paper we focus on how automated vehicles can reduce the number of deaths and injuries in accident situations in order to protect public health. This is actually a problem not only of public health and ethics, but also of big data-not only in terms ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Death by unnatural causes, mainly suicide, is increased in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. A nationwide Danish register study - Heiberg Brix T, Ferl øv-Schwensen C, Thvilum M, Hegedus L.
PURPOSE: Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is associated with excess psychiatric in addition to reduced quality of life. However, little is known about risk of unnatural manners of death in HT. We investigated the risk of death by accidents, suicide, violence/h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

'Zero tolerance' for A&E waits beyond six hours proposed by NHSE chief
NHS England’s emergency care clinical lead has said there should be “zero per cent tolerance” on patients spending longer than six hours in an accident and emergency department. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fourth Body Recovered from Waukegan Explosion Site
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Crews have recovered the body of another victim of an explosion at a northern Illinois silicone plant that left four workers dead. Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lenzi says the body was recovered late Tuesday from the rubble of the AB Specialty Silicones factory in Waukegan, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Chicago. The identity of the victim hasn't been released. The Lake County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified two of the victims of Friday's blast as 57-year-old Jeff Cummings of Kenosha, Wisconsin and 53-year-old Byron H. Biehn of Brighton Township, Wisconsin. Officials previously ide...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Georgia Sprinter Impaled by Javelin
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia track athlete was expected to make a full recovery after being impaled by a javelin during practice. Freshman sprinter Elija Godwin was injured Tuesday when he and his fellow sprinters were doing backward sprints at the university's track. According to school statement, Godwin backed into a javelin that was implanted in the ground, causing the rear part of the spear to pierce his back. A report from campus police said Godwin suffered a punctured and collapsed left lung. Rescue workers were able to cut off part of the javelin, and the rest was removed during surgery at Piedmont Athens Regi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Georgia Sprinter Impaled by Javelin
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia track athlete was expected to make a full recovery after being impaled by a javelin during practice. Freshman sprinter Elija Godwin was injured Tuesday when he and his fellow sprinters were doing backward sprints at the university's track. According to school statement, Godwin backed into a javelin that was implanted in the ground, causing the rear part of the spear to pierce his back. A report from campus police said Godwin suffered a punctured and collapsed left lung. Rescue workers were able to cut off part of the javelin, and the rest was removed during surgery at Piedmont Athens Regi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

The relationship between illnesses and medical drug consumption with the occurrence of traffic accidents among truck and bus drivers in Tehran, Iran - Khoshakhlagh AH, Yazdanirad S, Laal F, Sarsangi V.
PURPOSE: To determine the relationship of illnesses and medical drug consumption with the occurrence of traffic accidents among truck and bus drivers. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study on truck and bus drivers in Tehran, Iran. The criteria f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Traumatic luxation of the eye ball with optic nerve transection following road traffic accident: report of two cases and brief review of literature - Roka N, Roka YB.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic luxation of the eye ball is rare with only 106 cases reported in PubMed till date. The anatomic location of the eyeball within the socket and the resilience of the globe to pressure force, attachment to extraocular muscles and optic n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A novel internet of things-enabled accident detection and reporting system for smart city environments - Bhatti F, Shah MA, Maple C, Islam SU.
Internet of Things-enabled Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are gaining significant attention in academic literature and industry, and are seen as a solution to enhancing road safety in smart cities. Due to the ever increasing number of vehicles, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Spatial analysis of driving accidents leading to deaths related to motorcyclists in Tehran - Saadat S, Rahmani K, Moradi A, Zaini SA, Darabi F.
PURPOSE: Traffic accidents are one of the main causes of death and disability, causing annual deaths of 1.23 million and tens of millions injured people worldwide. Meanwhile, a significant proportion of the deaths and injuries caused by traffic accidents o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant To Close, Latest Symbol Of Struggling Industry
The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, site of the nation's worst nuclear accident, will shut down by the end of September. Backers failed to secure subsidies to keep the plant operating. (Image credit: Jeff Brady/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeff Brady Source Type: news