Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%

Adults who are obese and commute by car are at a 32% increased risk of death from any cause, compared with normal-weight peers who walk or cycle to work, report researchers

Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%The finding, which was recently presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity, was based on an analysis of more than 160,000 British individuals. For the study, researchers from the British Heart Foundation examined data from 163,149 people (aged between 37 and 73 years) who provided information about whether they drove to work, walked and […]

Driving on the wrong side? Don’t risk your life

Dr Vaibhav Kasodekar, Orthopaedic Surgeon, SL Raheja Hospital, shares how driving with proper care can save your life

Driving on the wrong side? Don’t risk your lifeAccording to a data released in 2017, Mumbai ranked fifth among the 50 other Indian cities to have the most accidents in the year 2016. The incidences of road traffic accidents have progressively spiked over the last few years. Road traffic fatalities constitute for 16.6% of all deaths making it the sixth leading cause of […]

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

A recent study reveals that nowadays teenagers prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social media apps, as compared to teens from the past generations

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never beforeToday’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a […]

2018: Simple health tips for a safe road trip

Road trips can be fun and rewarding if you take the time to prepare for the road ahead. Being willing to go with the flow if traffic hits, weather changes, or you feel as if you need a break can make a big difference, too. So pack, prepare, and don’t forget to wear your seat belt!

2018: Simple health tips for a safe road tripThere is a real pleasure in driving long distances. Even on today’s congested roads; the freedom, the sense of adventure, the sheer joy of the road unfolding before you. But without proper planning, your adventure could turn into a nightmare. Taking care of your health on the road is a key aspect of travel. Here […]

‘Send those caught driving drunk to psychiatrist’

Drink-driving can be harmful for the person who does it as well as the others too, as, it can lead to fatal accidents and gruesome deaths. Dr Sagar Mundada has written a letter to Devendra Fadnavis and demanded that drink and drive cases should be referred to psychiatrists

‘Send those caught driving drunk to psychiatrist’Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle – car, truck, motorcycle or any other motorized vehicle – after consuming alcohol is a serious crime. Drinking and driving is referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI).  And often, the unfortunate accidents because of drunken driver come to forth. Huge penalties […]

Alert: Know how to prevent drowsy driving

Drowsy driving occurs when a person who is operating a motor vehicle is too tired to remain alert. As a result the driver may have slow reaction times, reduced vigilance and impaired thinking. In the worst case the driver may fall asleep behind the wheel

Alert: Know how to prevent drowsy drivingHere’s another reason to aim for seven to eight hours of sleep per night: Drowsy driving—getting behind the wheel when you’re very sleepy—is now considered reckless driving in some U.S. states, punishable by fine or even jail. Drowsiness impairs reaction time, attention, and judgment, and a drowsy driver may even doze at the wheel for a few […]

Mercedes develops new tech to prevent car crashes caused by medical episodes

The car maker's research and development chief, Ola Kallenius, says cars will soon be equipped with heart rate monitors in the steering wheel, as well as the ability to communicate with wearable fitness trackers

Mercedes develops new tech to prevent car crashes caused by medical episodesFatal road accidents caused by medical episodes could be consigned to history in the near future. Mercedes-Benz revealed a partnership with Phillips medical instruments at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that will see vehicles play a key role in monitoring the health of drivers. The car maker’s research and development chief, Ola Kallenius, […]