Many New Teen Drivers 'Crash' in Simulated Driving Task

FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Around four in 10 newly licensed teen drivers "crashed" in a simulated driving test, suggesting that many adolescents lack the skills they need to stay safe on the road, according to a new study.

Red Cross Urges Americans to Give Blood During Fourth of July

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans make plans for the Fourth of July holiday, and the American Red Cross is hoping many of them will also consider donating blood or platelets.

'Novice Driver' Car Decals Don't Cut Crash Rates: Study

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding decals to the license plates of drivers with learner permits doesn't reduce their rate of crashes, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Preventing Ear Pain During Air Travel

(HealthDay News) -- The changes in air pressure that occur during plane travel can lead to ear pain and discomfort.

Using Same Hospital for Complications After Surgery Lowers Death Risk: Study

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery patients who suffer complications after discharge from a hospital are more likely to die if they're readmitted to a different hospital than where they had their original operation, a new study finds.

Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There has been an increase in health-related development assistance to low-income countries since 1990, a new study finds.

Many U.S. Women Live Far From Gynecologic Cancer Care

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American women have poor access to gynecologic cancer care, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Prepare for Illness if Traveling Abroad

(HealthDay News) -- Getting sick while traveling doesn't have to lead to disaster.

Car Crash Risk Doubles for New Users of Sleeping Pills, Study Finds

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sedative sleeping pills such as Ambien can nearly double the risk for car accidents among new users compared with nonusers, new research suggests.

Tougher Night Driving Rules for Teens May Lower Crash Rates

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tougher rules for night driving by teen drivers in Massachusetts reduced their risk for serious and fatal crashes, a new study shows.