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CDC Study: Some Antidepressants Linked To Birth Defects

CDC Study: Some Antidepressants Linked To Birth Defects

In some cases, Paxil and Prozac doubled or tripled the risk of certain birth defects. This article discusses a comprehensive study linking Paxil and Prozac to an increased risk of birth defects. Whether antidepressants cause an increased risk of birth defects is a debate that has been around for years. Much of the research on associations between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and pregnancy is mixed. In 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published an advisory warning[...]

Identifying 3 Common Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse In NY

Identifying 3 Common Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse In NY

New York received an F grade in nursing home care, highlighting the importance of being able to identify the signs of nursing home abuse. When people admit their loved ones into a New York nursing home, they expect that their family members will be given the best of care. Sadly, nursing home abuse is a growing concern in New York and in many states across the country. As the baby boomer population continues to age, the nursing home[...]

Are You Prepared For A Car Accident?

Are You Prepared For A Car Accident?

To avoid unnecessary complications, drivers should take measures to protect themselves before a car accident happens. A car accident in New York often happens when people are least expecting it to. Distracted driving, speeding, running a red light, drunk driving or reckless driving are risks that people have to face every day and these behaviors can cause severe injury to innocent bystanders and other motorists. In 2013, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles reported that there[...]

New York City Tackles Truck Accidents

New York City Tackles Truck Accidents

Accidents involving large trucks are getting a closer look by both the federal and city governments. The goal is to improve safety for all New Yorkers. Large trucks and other commercial vehicles on the streets of New York are just one of many concerns for local residents. Vision Zero has made headway in improving pedestrian safety so now the city council is looking at how it can improve safety concerning truck crashes. One proposal suggests that accidents and[...]

Studies Show That Drowsy Driving Is As Dangerous As Drunk Driving

Studies Show That Drowsy Driving Is As Dangerous As Drunk Driving

Drowsy driving is nearly the same as driving drunk, according to several studies. Thousands of people are injured or killed each year by fatigued drivers. It is a fact of life that many Americans are sleep-deprived on a regular basis. Not only is this bad for one’s health, but getting too little sleep can be deadly when combined with motor vehicle traffic. Every year, thousands of people across the country, including in New York City, are killed in[...]

How Has New York’s Construction Boom Affected Workers?

How Has New York’s Construction Boom Affected Workers?

The recent construction boom in New York City has led to increased accidents on worksites. Many have been fatal and the result of safety violations. Residents of New York City have been aware of a dramatic increase in construction across the city for some time. While construction is necessary to provide places to live, work and drive, the industry is a dangerous one for those who work in it. Each year, thousands of construction workers across the country[...]

New York Aims To Track Handheld Phone Use In Accidents

New York Aims To Track Handheld Phone Use In Accidents

New York is leading the way in the fight against distracted driving by pushing forward on a law that would empower officers to use a textalyzer device. Despite clear laws that ban handheld use of mobile phones while driving, all too many people in New York regularly see other drivers texting or using phones without hands-free technology. The dangers associated with distracted driving are more frequently now being shown to be as great if not greater than those associated with[...]

Age-Related Factors May Result In Increased Driving Risk For Seniors

Age-Related Factors May Result In Increased Driving Risk For Seniors

Statistics and studies show that older drivers may suffer a reduction in driving skill. Age-related health conditions may contribute to the risk. With age comes experience, or so the adage goes. Spending many decades at a particular task may make a person confident, proficient and safe with the job at hand. However, it seems that some abilities decline after a certain age. Driving may be one of them, if studies and statistics are accurate. According to Consumer Reports,[...]

Study: Autism May Be Linked To Certain Types Of Birth Injury

Study: Autism May Be Linked To Certain Types Of Birth Injury

A recent study has shown that autism appears to have strong links with birth injury. Autism is a type of brain disorder that develops in early childhood. Many families in New York deal with the stresses involved with raising autistic children. The organization, Autism Speaks, states that it is usually between the ages of 2 and 3 that the symptoms of autism first show themselves. The disorder is typically manifested in the form of difficulties with nonverbal communication,[...]

Study: Cognitive Distractions Pose Serious Risk For Drivers

Study: Cognitive Distractions Pose Serious Risk For Drivers

Based on the findings of a AAA study, cognitive distractions may cause significant impairments for drivers, and may lead to auto accidents. People face a number of distractions when they are behind the wheel in New York and elsewhere. These may include eating and drinking, talking on a cellphone, checking on their children or listening to the radio, among others. As a result of these activities and behaviors, drivers’ ability safely operate their motor vehicles may be compromised. According[...]

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