Slight rise in farm deaths identified

Reported by Haydee | 23 Jan, 2018

A study conducted by researchers from the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (University of Sydney) identified a slight rise in the number of on-farm injury deaths in 2017 compared to the previous year with 68 total deaths reported in the Australian media last year.

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Study prompts calls for stronger regulations on quad bike safety

Reported by Haydee | 07 Nov, 2017

The Australia Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety is calling for stronger regulations on quad bike safety after a recent US study reveals that child hospital admissions and Emergency Department visits related to quad bike have been significantly reduced as a result of stricter laws.

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New study highlights why ‘sitting is the new smoking’

Reported by Haydee | 21 Sep, 2017

A new study finds that it’s not just the amount of time you spend sitting, but also the way in which sitting time is accumulated during the entire day that can affect the risk of early death.


Researchers develop safe water-based lithium-ion batteries that don’t explode

Reported by Haydee | 14 Sep, 2017

For the first time, researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland have developed a lithium-ion battery using a water-salt solution as its electrolyte. It can reach the stuy4.0-volt mark desired for electronics like laptop computers, minus the fire and explosive risks associated with some commercially available non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries.


Saliva, blood tests may soon be used to detect work fatigue

Reported by Haydee | 13 Sep, 2017

The Monash University-led study found specific markers or biomarkers linked to reduced alertness, including eye movement patterns, blood-based metabolites, chemiresistor signal responses and various speed parameters.