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Weekend 'Catch-Up' Sleep May Cut Young Drivers' Crash Risk
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Young drivers who get behind the wheel while drowsy run a higher risk of getting into car crashes, but Australian researchers have found that not catching up on missed sleep on weekends puts them in even greater danger of having an accident at night.
Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe
(HealthDay News) -- Parents of new drivers can breathe a bit easier by setting safety rules for their teens.
FDA: Lower Ambien's Dose to Prevent Drowsy Driving
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved new, lower-dose labeling for the popular sleep drug Ambien (zolpidem) in an effort to cut down on daytime drowsiness that could be a hazard while performing certain tasks such as driving.
Nearly Half of High Schoolers Text While Driving: Survey
MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Close to half of U.S high school students text while driving, a habit that dramatically increases their risk of getting into a potentially fatal car crash, a new study shows.
Health Tip: Sharpen Your Driving Skills
(HealthDay News) -- For seniors who haven't taken a driving education class in decades, a refresher course may make them much safer drivers.
Fatal Crashes Involving Cellphone Use May Be Under-Reported
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- The number of fatal crashes involving drivers distracted by cellphones is vastly under-reported in the United States, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Teach Teens to Drive Defensively
(HealthDay News) -- Being a safe driver means learning to watch for potential road hazards.
Many Parents Texting, Phoning While Driving Their Kids: Survey
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of parents admit to being distracted in some way while driving their young child around, a new survey reveals.
More Than 4 in 10 U.S. Teens Text While Driving: Survey
SATURDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Forty-three percent of American high school students admit to texting while driving, according to a new study.
Sampling New York Subway Air for Science
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- The population of microbes in the air of the New York City subway system is nearly identical to that of the air on city streets, according to a new study.