Self-Driving Cars Will Still Need Limits for Teens, Survey Finds

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans want the self-driving cars of the future to also have features that limit the behavior of teen drivers, a new survey finds.

Mars-Bound Astronauts May Face Danger From Cosmic Rays

FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bad news for anyone hoping to travel to Mars: New research in rodents suggests that exposure to cosmic rays may impair the brain functioning of astronauts on missions to the red planet.

Drop in Drunk Driving Crashes May Have Boosted U.S. Economy

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A dramatic drop in the number of alcohol-related car accidents over the past three decades may have helped fuel the U.S. economy, a new study suggests.

Smartphone App Blocks Teens From Texting, Phoning While Driving

MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone app that cuts off teenagers' cell service when they turn on the car ignition may help reduce their accident risk, a preliminary new study suggests.

Higher Alcohol Taxes May Lead to Fewer Drunk-Driving Deaths: Study

MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher alcohol taxes in Illinois are associated with a decrease in alcohol-related car crash deaths, a new study finds.

Texting Bans Tied to Drop in Car Crash Injuries

FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. states now have bans on texting while driving, and those laws may be preventing some serious traffic accidents, a new study suggests.

Travelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to United States

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug-resistant strain of bacteria that causes diarrhea is spreading in the United States, federal health officials warned Thursday.

Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola appears to do its damage faster in young children than it does in adults, a new study reports.

Many May Be OK to Drive 2 Weeks After Getting New Hip: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who've had hip replacement surgery might safely be able to drive as soon as two weeks after the procedure, a new small study finds.

School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children are at greatest risk of being hit by a car at the end of the school day, as well as in the evening, a new study finds.