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New Technology Could Predict Your Teen Driver's Risk for...

16 October 2023
New Technology Could Predict Your Teen Driver`s Risk for a CrashMONDAY, Oct. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- When your teen gets a driver’s license, you'll likely have mixed emotions. While you’re off the hook for carpools, it’s scary to think about your baby behind the wheel.Now, a new video game technology that exposes drivers to the most common serious crash scenarios and sees how they react may help predict what type of driver your teen will be. It can also highlight any potential problems, a new study suggests.“Not only is the virtual driving assessment a great resource for young drivers to get feedback on their driving going beyond just pass or fail results, but it can also be a helpful resource for parents to determine if their child is ready to drive safely [and] know what types of driving skills they should focus on when taking their...

Think You're Not a 'Helicopter' Parent? New Poll Finds...

16 October 2023
Think You`re Not a `Helicopter` Parent? New Poll Finds Many AreMONDAY, Oct. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- As kids grow up, their desire to venture out on their own and gain some independence is natural.And a new national poll suggests that most parents say they’re fine with that.The problem? The poll highlights a pretty big gap between what parents say and what they actually allow, with many choosing to keep their kids on a pretty short leash.“We wanted to see if parents are consistent between what they say and what they do with respect to fostering independence,” explained poll co-director Sarah Clark, a research scientist in the Department of Pediatrics with the Child Health Evaluation and Research Center at the University of Michigan Medicine.“We thought there would be a gap, but we didn’t think it would be this big,” Clark...

Scientists Spot Genes Linked to Raynaud's Phenomenon

16 October 2023
Scientists Spot Genes Linked to Raynaud`s PhenomenonMONDAY, Oct. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have discovered two genes that may trigger Raynaud’s phenomenon, a condition that can cause fingers and toes to go cold and numb because of the constriction of tiny blood vessels under the skin.“We identify two distinct genes that point to two distinct mechanisms,” lead researcher Maik Pietzner, chair in health data modeling at Queen Mary University of London’s Precision Healthcare University Research Institute, told NBC News.The condition is triggered by cold temperatures or stress, causing the skin to turn white or blue, then red, according to the Mayo Clinic. People may not be able to move their hands well during an attack, Dr. Marie Gerhard-Herman, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, told NBC...

'Three's Company' Star Suzanne Somers Dies From Cancer at 76

16 October 2023
`Three`s Company` Star Suzanne Somers Dies From Cancer at 76MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Actress Suzanne Somers died “peacefully at home” Sunday morning after a return of breast cancer, her publicist announced.Best known for her roles on "Three's Company" and "Step by Step," Somers was 76. “She survived an aggressive form of breast cancer for over 23 years,” Somers’ longtime publicist R. Couri Hay wrote in a statement shared on behalf of the actress’ family.“Suzanne was surrounded by her loving husband Alan, her son Bruce, and her immediate family,” the statement continued. “Her family was gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday on October 16th. Instead, they will celebrate her extraordinary life, and want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly.”Somers announced on Instagram in July...
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