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More states require school bus belts. Will it save many lives?

The Texas legislature has provided funding for three-point lap and shoulder belts on every new public school bus in the state. Texas joins New York, New Jersey, California, Florida and Louisiana as the only states to mandate seatbelts on school buses and vans.

Yikes. Study suggests flu shots could be linked to miscarriage.

 Vaccine researchers have reported that pregnant women who got flu shots may be at higher risk of miscarriage. The unexpected and unexplained findings naturally create anxieties for OB-GYN practitioners. On the one hand, they want to keep their patients safe and informed. But they worry the news will encourage the “anti-vaxxer” movement, putting women and their babies at risk for influenza and other life-threatening diseases if they stop all vaccinations.

Nurses are at high risk for workplace violence and other injuries

When you think of dangerous jobs, you think cops, firefighters, construction workers. Day in and day out, nurses face serious risk of injury, including harm from violence in the workplace. The greatest danger is from the patients they are trying to help.

Tesla car “exonerated” in first self-driving auto fatality

In 2016, a self-driving Tesla automobile collided with an 18-wheeler, killing the “robot” car’s human occupant. The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded its investigation of the accident, believed to the world’s first fatality involving an autonomous vehicle.

California Jury Awards $417 Million In Talcum Powder Case

 Johnson & Johnson baby powder has been used for decades by millions of people. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe for everyone. In recent years, some medical evidence suggests a link between talcum powders and ovarian cancer. A California jury has awarded a whopping $417 million to a woman who developed cancer after using Johnson’s baby powder for years.

Why do so many U.S. mothers die or almost die from childbirth?

Sometimes everyone is so focused on the baby that they overlook serious threats to the mother’s health. Every year, about 800 U.S. women die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and another 65,000 suffer near-death medical emergencies. About half of these calamities occur after the baby is born.

A Shocking Distracted Driving Trend: Taking Videos While Driving

Distracted driving is an epidemic that keeps growing. Talking on a phone or texting while driving are behaviors that many people engage in while driving. However, one new distracted driving trend is particularly dangerous: Taking videos or live streaming while driving.

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