time.com has an article up about “a to z, the year in medicine,” which i’m finding ever so fascinating. like a little 11-page storytime about all the hot-button health issue for the past 12 months, sadly without original references, but full of fun trivia.
i roll my eyes just as much as the next guy about bozos careening across lanes while blathering on their cell phones, but i just haven’t been sold on the idea of hands-free sets (they’re required whilst driving in dc). i know that at least for me personally, the distraction comes from bla-bla’ing at you, not from having something in my hand, or else my am cup of tea would be ever so deadly. well, check this out:
Think you’re safer because you talk on a hands-free cell phone while driving? Think again. Using either type of phone while trying to drive a car is roughly equivalent to driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08%
again, i wish to hell it had refs so i could go check out the entirety of the study, but that’s still good to know.