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No Evidence To Show Cell Phone Ban Decreased Accidents

Posted On July 18, 2014

(Undated) -- A study shows there is no evidence to prove California's cell phone ban has any affect in decreasing the number of car accidents in the state. Professor Daniel Kaffine from Colorado University at Boulder says he expected to see a correlation.   The study showed driving while on a cell phone may not…

First Locally Acquired Cases Of Mosquito Virus Confirmed

Posted On July 18, 2014

(Tallahassee, FL) -- Health officials in Florida say they've confirmed the first locally-acquired cases of chikungunya fever in the United States. The cases have been confirmed in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Every previous case of chikungunya involved people who traveled to the Bahamas or the Caribbean, where the mosquito-borne illness is more common. People…

Even Mild Injuries Can Cause Brain Damage

Posted On July 18, 2014

(Undated) -- Even mild injuries can cause brain damage. British researchers studied people involved in bicycle crashes and slow-speed car accidents. They found every single person suffered some degree of thinking and memory impairment. However, the skills were regained over time. The researchers said other areas of the participants' brains may have been compensating for…

Study: Cut Crop Waste, Feed Three Billion

Posted On July 18, 2014

(St. Paul, MN) -- Cutting crop waste in just a few places could feed three billion more people. Feeding the world's population has been a challenge worldwide. Researchers with the University of Minnesota say cutting beef consumption would help. They also said diverting crops used for biofuels and cattle grain would feed more people. Improving…

FDA Urges Alternatives To Medicine For Teething Babies

Posted On July 18, 2014

(Undated) -- The FDA is telling parents there are ways other than medications to treat your baby's aching gums while they're teething. Pediatrician Doctor Kim Giuliano with the Cleveland Clinic says the side-effects of medications can be significant.   Doctor Giuliano says both gel and syrup local anesthetics are not safe for teething babies. She…