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New Blood Test Detects Sleep Deprivation with 99% Accuracy: A Milestone for Road Safety

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Hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest psychiatrist, Dr. Dan Bober, discuss about how researchers developed a groundbreaking blood test with nearly 99% accuracy in detecting sleep deprivation, aiming to reduce the risk of accidents caused by drowsy driving.

Innovative Detection

A new blood test, boasting nearly 99% accuracy, identifies drivers who haven’t slept in over a day by measuring changes in 5 specific blood molecules, addressing the global challenge of drowsy driving which contributes to up to 20% of road accidents worldwide.

Improving Road Safety

This test represents a promising advancement for enhancing safety on the roads by potentially providing a quick and reliable method to screen sleep-deprived drivers or workers in critical roles, thus aiming to decrease the incidence of fatigue-related accidents.

Critical Implications for Professional Drivers

With sleep deprivation likened to driving while legally intoxicated, the test could serve as a crucial tool for monitoring truck drivers and others in the transport industry, where overwork and insufficient rest pose significant safety risks.

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