A healthy democracy means better health for its citizens, a new study claims.
Researchers analyzed political, economic and population health data from 170 countries over 46 years -- 1970 to 2016. They concluded that as levels of democracy increased, governments spent more on health, irrespective of their country's economic situation.
How fast emergency medical help arrives at the scene of a car crash plays a significant role in patient survival, a new study finds.
Reviewing U.S. collisions between 2013 and 2015, researchers blamed 14 percent of fatalities in cities and suburbs on slower-than-average EMS response times. Poor timing accounted for 10 percent of deaths in rural areas.
The July Fourth holiday is one of the year's deadliest in the United States, and drunken driving is a major reason.
Last year between the evening of July 1 and the morning of July 5, 188 people nationwide were killed in crashes involving drunk drivers, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). That represented 41 percent of road deaths for the holiday period.
The National Safety Council has a sobering forecast for this Fourth of July.
It estimates that 18,600 people could be seriously injured on U.S. roads and 164 could be killed -- nearly 4 percent more than the number of deaths (157) that occurred in 2012, the last time July 4 fell on Wednesday.
"Independence Day should be about spending time with loved ones and watching firewo...