Ranks of the ‘legally’ dead grow day by day writes Carol Hunt in an article about the abuse of legally available drugs. The article first grabbed my attention because I wondered what “legally dead” meant. Ms. Hunt is talking about the increase in the number of people who die using drugs that can be legally prescribed and taken for legitimate medical purposes.
In the WebMD.com article, Fruits, Leafy Greens Are Good for the Eyes, author Bill Hendrick cites research reviews from University of Georgia scientists. People have long understood that carrots are good for the eyes, but, according to this report, so are leafy greens and colored fruits.
The article Texting While Driving Raises Crash Risk Sixfold is about actual virtual driving simulator testing to study the dangers of texting while driving. In my opinion, this is a problem that is becoming epidemic. I have been in the car with a texting driver and have said (or actually yelled), “Don’t do that while you are driving!” This was in the early days of texting before the issue was front and center, but I could clearly see that the driver was not paying attention to his driving.
Many of us have seen the recent news reports about the latest studies warning us that the cancer risk from Computerized Tomagraphy (CT) Radiation is higher than previously thought. This leads researchers to believe CT scans can possibly lead to an increased number of cases of radiation-related cancer and deaths radiation-related cancer.
I found this interesting article about how, even after the alcohol is out of a one’s system, it still causes impairment. The study was done in a test facility with young adults between the ages of 21 and 33 (most likely age to overindulge) and was done with alcohol and placebos. The researchers determined blood alcohol levels, sleep patterns, and the ability to think quickly over a long period of time.