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The risk of cancer diagnoses and death is likely overestimated

December 2, 2019

Cancer is  not a rare disease. Depending on your lifestyle, age, sex, genetics and many other factors, you…
Researchers develop improved method for studying tsunami risk to bridges, buildings, roads

August 16, 2019

Researchers at Oregon State University are paving the way toward greater safety for coastal residents and infrastructure by…
Report Details the Prevalence of Data Analytics in Allocating Public Services to Individuals

November 20, 2018

Much ink has already been spilled over the use of clever algorithms in collecting personal data used for…
New algorithm more accurately predicts life expectancy after heart failure

May 17, 2018

UCLA research could help health care providers make better use of life-saving resources. A new algorithm developed by…
Ashes to Dust

February 8, 2018

For more than two weeks in December, ash particles swirled like snowflakes across much of Santa Barbara County,…
Calculating flooding risk: Is it worth it?

January 10, 2018

When monsoon rains hit the Indian megacity of Mumbai, 171 small businesses in the Ansa Industrial Estate on…
Risk avoidance in older adults is related to brain anatomy, not age

December 14, 2016

Older adults are less inclined to take risks, but this behavior may be linked to changes in brain…
Statistical Ideas: Longevity risks, & lump sum payouts

August 4, 2015

The U.S. Treasury recently issued a rare and crucial Notice that constrains U.S. corporations in the process of paying…
Statistical Ideas: Distribution risks

August 3, 2015

From the simplest, parametric probability distributions, to the most sophisticated, nonparametric distributions, it is essential to learn the…
Epidemiologist helps win $15 billion judgement against Big Tobacco

June 9, 2015

On May 27, the Superior Court of Quebec ordered Imperial Tobacco, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges and JTI-Macdonald to…
Brain scanning reveals that birds of a feather really do flock together

May 19, 2015

The hottest hairstyle, the latest extreme sport, the newest viral stunt – trends happen for a reason and…
Opinion: Seismo Blog details Bay Area quake risk

April 9, 2015

In its 100th entry since its 2008 launch, the UC Berkeley Seismology Laboratory’s “Seismo Blog” offers an up-to-date and detailed map…
Thinking of God makes people bigger risk-takers

February 27, 2015

Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, according to research published…
Pioneering research unveils new method for quantifying people-related risks within the LNG industry

April 24, 2014

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has joined forces with global workforce solutions provider Air Energi Group, to develop…
Risk modeling for bridges simulates multihazard scenarios

February 12, 2014

Flood and earthquake. Either one of these natural hazards, if severe enough, can topple a highway bridge. Accordingly,…
Tanning gene linked to increased risk of testicular cancer

October 21, 2013

A gene important in skin tanning has been linked to higher risk for testicular cancer in white men,…
Risk factors identified at diagnosis help predict outcomes for children with rare heart condition

September 5, 2013

A long-term study of children with a complex heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) found that the risk…
Using the centrifuge for space tourism

August 28, 2013

The first tickets have already been sold to space tourists – the passengers, however, will not be as…
Planes, trains and automobiles: the reality of transport risk

August 2, 2013

Recent days have seen a string of terrible road and rail accidents: train crashes in France, Spain and Switzerland, a coach…
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