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Over 2.6 million kids are injured playing sports each year

With school back in session, so are youth sports. Younger children and teens are likely already attending practice for sports such as football, soccer and cross-country. It’s important for parents and coaches to understand how to protect kids in practices and games.

Should police be able to look at your phone after an accident?

Laws banning or restricting cellphone use and texting while driving are not stopping people from engaging in these risky behaviors. Consequently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is having his Traffic Safety Committee look into new technology that would tell police whether someone was using their cellphone before an accident. Not surprisingly, there is already concern about whether this technology—the textalyzer—would violate people’s civil rights.

Is your car on the Deadliest Car list?

We all want to think that our cars are safe, but are they? A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ranked the 20 safest and deadliest cars. Perhaps not surprisingly, their study shows that smaller cars tend to be more dangerous than larger vehicles.

Faster drug approval may lead to missing critical safety concerns

Over the last few years, consumers and pharmaceutical companies urged the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to move faster through their regulatory process. One of the risks of accelerating this process, however, is that dangers of the drugs may be overlooked or missed.

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