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January 2017 Archives

Lawsuit accuses Apple of holding back safety feature

Many New Jersey residents use Apple products every day, and the company's popular iPhone dominates a highly competitive smartphone sector with an impressive 40 percent market share. However, that success could cost Apple dearly in the courtroom. A group of California residents are suing the iPhone maker over an unreleased safety feature that they say could have prevented thousands of distracted driving accidents.

Dogs attack children on way to school bus stop, lessons for those in NJ

A tragic case out of Georgia is bringing attention to the catastrophic results that can occur when a dog attacks. The case involves the owner of two dogs, one pit-bull mix the other a border collie, that attacked a group of children headed to the bus stop. The children came to each other's aid, attempting to fight off the dogs as their friends were attacked.

Mild TBI linked to brain changes and Alzheimer's risks

New Jersey readers may find it interesting to learn that mild traumatic brain injury is linked to accelerated brain deterioration and mental decline in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer's. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine had 160 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans undergo MRI scans to measure the cortical thickness of their brains. The participants ranged in age from 19 to 58 years, and many of them had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and mild TBI. They were also evaluated for genetic risk of Alzheimer's.

Reducing workplace injuries with smartphone technology

People who have manufacturing jobs are at particular risk for acquiring musculoskeletal injuries. These injuries, which can include tendonitis in the shoulders, wrists and arms, can be hard on workers and can also result in lost time, reduced productivity and workers' compensation, all at a cost to manufacturing companies. New Jersey residents who work in the manufacturing industry may be interested to know that smartphone technology may soon be a significant factor in preventing workplace injuries.

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