Survey: majority of US teens delaying getting a driver’s license

August 2nd, 2013 - by niftyadmin

For perhaps the first time in at least two decades, a majority of teenagers in the U.S. — 66 percent — are putting off getting licensed until at least a year after they become eligible. By the time they reach age 18, only 54 percent of American teens have a driver’s license. While their lack […]

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Study: a toppling TV injures 1 child every half hour in the US

July 23rd, 2013 - by niftyadmin

According to a new study in the journal Pediatrics, more than 17,000 children are injured in the U.S. every year by a TV falling and striking them. That calculates out to an average of one such injury every half hour. Furthermore, the rate of these completely preventable injuries rose substantially between 1990 and 2012, the […]

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CDC: traumatic brain injuries up 60 percent among youth athletes

July 19th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of youth athletes sustaining traumatic brain injuries is frighteningly on the rise. Based on the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the number of kids under 19 suffering brain trauma from collisions during recreational sports rose by a shocking 60 percent between 2001 and […]

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Did you know? Crashes cause nearly 40 pct of spinal cord injuries

June 12th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

An spinal cord injury is typically life-changing. Depending on the type of the injury, where it occurred, and the success of early treatment, such an injury can result in partial paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia. Current statistics indicate that around 12,000 new spinal injuries occur in the U.S. each year and, over a lifetime, those catastrophic […]

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