Donald Redelmeier Found Full Moon is Associated with Fatal Motorcycle Crashes

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ITMA’s Regional Director in North America, Dr. Donald Redelmeier recently published his work on BMJ to describe the relationship between the full moon and an increased risk of fatal motorcycle crashes. Although other potential confounders cannot be excluded from this relationship, it is worthy to be aware that motorcyclists are facing a higher risk of fatal crashes during a full moon. It is encouraged to ride with extra care under such a circumstance and appreciate the power of seemingly minor distractions at all times.

Click the image below or the following link to see the full-length paper: “The full moon and motorcycle related mortality: population based double control study“.

Donald Redelmeier Suggests Clinical Actions against Drunk Driving

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ITMA’s Regional Director in North America, Dr. Donald Redelmeier recently published his work on PLOS Medicine to describe how drunk driving could be prevented through efforts from different domains.

Following specific strategies were proposed for physicians to help their patients to prevent drunk driving.

  • Alcohol screening and brief interventions for patients with alcohol problems
  • Physician warnings for patients who sometimes drink and drive
  • Treatment of patients diagnosed with alcohol dependence
  • Counseling of patients not to ride with drunk drivers
  • Supporting enforcement of laws against drunk driving
  • Promoting sobriety checkpoints in local communities
  • Lending voice to mass media campaigns against drunk driving
  • Joining multicomponent interventions in coalitions of community group members

Click to see the full length paper: “Clinical Actions against Drunk Driving”.