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September 2016 Archives

1 driver and 2 pedestrians injured by drunk driver

A University of Pittsburgh student was handed several charges after causing a car accident on Sept. 24. The 22-year-old man was driving a black Chevrolet Suburban along Fifth Avenue at around 7:30 p.m. when he collided with a red Ford Fusion, ran into the University Bookstore and struck a guardrail on the sidewalk.

Increased levels of hormone points to PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is an endocrine disorder that can affect fertility. Pennsylvania parents of teenage daughters may be interested to know that Greek researchers have discovered that the increased presence of a particular hormone can reduce the misdiagnosis of the illness in teenagers.

Pennsylvania residents urged to return defective smartphone

On Sept. 10, Samsung posted a message on its website telling consumers to return their Galaxy Note 7s and get a replacement because of fire hazards. Those who own this product have been told not to turn it on during flights or put it in checked baggage, and some airlines have banned it from their planes. The company said that it would start providing replacement devices with new batteries in South Korea on Sept. 19.

Safer driving may be ahead for senior drivers

More and more, vehicles are being manufactured with innovative technology that can save lives and reduce injuries by assisting drivers to avoid potential crashes. With the advancement of multiple safety warning systems and the fact that many of them will be mandatory on all new vehicles by 2018, many senior drivers in Pennsylvania and throughout the country may feel confident to continue driving, according to reports.