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Canadian study shows another possible consequence of brain injury

We all know that the brain is an extremely complex organ and that a traumatic brain injury can cause a wide range of problems. Now a study involving nearly 4,000 Ontario residents has shown a "significant association" between TBI and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD.

16 deaths in Ontario holiday weekend accidents

Toronto residents refer to it as Simcoe Day while in Ottawa the holiday is called Colonel By Day. The names of the unofficial holiday change from one city or province to the next, but the first Monday in August is probably best known as the Civic Holiday or the August long weekend. The day off prompts many Ontario residents to travel.

Ontario distracted drivers now face stiff penalties

Driving while using hand-held electronic devices was outlawed before passage of the Making Ontario's Roads Safer Act. Enforcement of provisions contained in the new legislation, which amends other traffic-related legislation, is being rolled out over several months. Police in South Central Ontario recently kicked off a campaign to catch drivers violating distracted driving laws.

Brain injuries affect finances, personal life and health

Suffering from a traumatic brain injury is an experience that nobody wants to go through. When it does happen, especially if it is because of an accident that was due to someone else's negligence, the question soon comes up about seeking compensation.

Is fatigue a serious problem among commercial drivers?

One in five traffic fatalities across the country involve a tired driver, according to a 2010 report by the Canadian Council of Motor Transportation Administrators. In 2007, researchers learned that approximately 60 percent of drivers surveyed had operated a vehicle while fatigued. Fifteen percent of surveyed drivers said they dozed off behind the wheel.

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