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May 2016 Archives

NYPD may be able to check cell phone use prior to accident with "textalyzer"

Traffic fatalities are again on the rise after years of decline. The tendency to multitask while driving is partially to blame. According to several recent surveys, Americans are not only texting while driving, but also using social media and taking selfies while navigating the roadways. According to federal data, road-related deaths in 2015 rose 8 percent from the previous year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expects the problem to get worse, as distracted driving persists in being socially acceptable despite "hands-free" initiatives and similar campaigns urging drivers to refrain from digital distractions.

Can brain cells be regenerated in brain injury patients?

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there were 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in 2010 alone. These injuries can result from a number of causes, but the most common include car accidents, falls and sports related injuries. Although treatments are available, there is currently no cure for the damage caused by these injuries.