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Jan 26, 2016, 11:58 ET

Food Imported From Low-GDP Nations Poses Higher Safety Risks, Study Finds

Food imported into the United States from countries with a low gross domestic product (GDP) poses higher risks than food from richer countries,...

Dec 21, 2015, 12:57 ET

Love In The Time Of Ebola: Study Reveals Factors Bolstering Altruism In Face Of Risk

When the Ebola epidemic broke out in 2014, many people responded with fear and loathing, calling for travelers from West Africa to be quarantined,...

Nov 23, 2015, 13:37 ET

Should Pools Ban Certain Risky Dives? It May Be Pointless In Curbing Kids' Injuries

 Head, neck, and face injuries that have increased in recent decades with the popularity of board diving among children do not necessarily mean...

Oct 29, 2015, 09:45 ET

U.S. Airlines Learning From Accident Close Calls, But They Can Try Harder, Study Finds

 Travel via large U.S. commercial airlines is among the world's safest transportation modes, but airlines may be lulled into a false confidence...

Sep 28, 2015, 09:45 ET

SRA: Do Mothers React To More Info About Chemical Risks? The Answer May Surprise You

New and expectant mothers surprisingly were not motivated to adopt greater protective actions against the chemicals most often covered in the news,...

Aug 04, 2015, 12:03 ET

Mandatory Life Jackets Could Cut Odds of Recreational Boating Deaths 80 Percent, Experts Say

Requiring recreational boat operators to wear life jackets would increase the odds of surviving a boating accident by 80 percent, according to a...

Jul 23, 2015, 13:39 ET

Aggressive Vaccination Prevented Amish Measles Contagion From Spreading Broadly

 An aggressive vaccination effort in response to the 2014 measles outbreak among North American Amish communities in Ohio significantly reduced...

Jun 29, 2015, 12:43 ET

What's On Terrorists' Minds? Research Points To Improved Prediction Models

Terrorists' decisions about which targets to attack and how to launch attacks are driven by a variety of emotional factors that are not well...

May 27, 2015, 09:45 ET

Power Outages May Become Worse Absent Upgrades To National, State Reliability Rules

National and state electricity regulations that industries, businesses, and consumers depend on to prevent power outages are deficient in a number...

Apr 28, 2015, 13:23 ET

Impulsive, Angry Personalities More Prone To Aggressive Driving, Accidents, Study Finds

Past research has suggested that people with impulsive, angry personality traits run a higher risk of engaging in aggressive driving behavior than...

Mar 30, 2015, 13:03 ET

Adolescents' Riskier Online Behavior Suggests Need For Age-Based Warnings

Adolescents who have engaged in past risky online behavior are much more likely than older young adults to repeat the behavior in the future,...

Feb 27, 2015, 09:45 ET

Study Reveals Terrorist Attacks Shifted From Air To Rail

Successful terrorists have shifted their focus in recent years away from attacking airlines to attacking subway and rail systems, according to an...

Jan 27, 2015, 15:18 ET

Bad Weather Warnings Most Effective If Probability Included, New Research Suggests

 The public is more likely to trust and comply with bad weather warnings--such as for winter snowstorms and icy roads--if authorities give...

Dec 17, 2014, 11:50 ET

Risk Study Finds Compact Development Reduces Regional Air Pollution, May Harm Local Health

 An analysis by a team of North Carolina-based environmental and planning researchers concludes that densely populated regions with compact...

Nov 18, 2014, 12:40 ET

Focus Of Upcoming Denver Risk Conference Ranges From Fracking To Marijuana To Natural Disasters

At this year's exciting SRA conference in Denver, more than 600 experts in environment, public health, natural hazards, engineering, public policy,...

Nov 10, 2014, 12:37 ET

Wildfires That Could Impact Human Communities In Eastern Colorado Rockies Most Likely To Start On Private Lands, Experts Say

 Fires ignited on private lands pose the most significant wildfire threats to populated areas on the eastern-facing range of the Colorado Rocky...

Sep 30, 2014, 09:45 ET

Mysterious Balkan Disease's Likeliest Risk Factor Also In Chinese Medicines

Risk analysts have examined extensive health evidence to conclude that a toxin produced by a weed commonly found in certain grain fields in Balkan...

Jun 24, 2014, 13:31 ET

Kids' Risks From Toxic Metals In Dirt Downplayed Using Standard Tools

Current approaches may be underestimating the risks posed to children by toxic metals that they are exposed to while playing outdoors, according to...

May 21, 2014, 11:45 ET

Evaluating 'Acquired Immunity' May Improve Estimates Of Infectious Disease Risk

 A new health study that accounts for "acquired immunity" when evaluating the risk of microbial illness from food or environmental exposures...

Apr 17, 2014, 10:15 ET

After Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Residents Support Government Mitigation, But Not Footing The Bill

 New Jersey residents who were surveyed four months after Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast of the United States in October 2012...