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Nov 14, 2017, 07:23 ET The "Healthier" Version Of Smoking Is More Harmful To Youthful Users Than It Seems

Recently many college campuses around the country have banned the use of vaping nicotine products (VPNs) and electronic (e)-cigarettes on school...


Jun 21, 2017, 10:00 ET Study Assesses Risk In A Changing Insurance Market For Driverless Vehicles

In October 2015, tax giant KPMG published a report projecting a 60 percent reduction in the $135 billion auto insurance market by 2040 owing to the...


Mar 13, 2017, 08:36 ET African Americans Less Likely To Get Flu Vaccine Than White Americans

Fewer than half of American adults get vaccinated despite strong recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and...


Nov 29, 2016, 08:46 ET Study Offers Coastal Communities Better Way To Prepare For Devastating Storms

Coastal storms can cause surges, sea-level rise, and cyclone winds that devastate communities. But emergency management experts in a new study...


Feb 29, 2016, 12:33 ET Ballooning 10 Billion World Population Drives Moderate-to-High Worries, Study Finds

A ballooning world population that is projected to hit 10 billion around 2060 raises public concerns that supporting so many people on the planet...


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...


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...


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...


Jul 17, 2013, 11:15 ET Maize Trade Disruption Could Have Global Ramifications

 New research on the global maize (corn) trade suggests that any disruptions to U.S. exports could pose food security risks for many U.S. trade...


Jun 05, 2013, 11:15 ET Detecting Lead Hotspots In Urban Gardens Requires Different Sampling Strategies

 The local food movement is gaining traction in cities across America, with urban gardens contributing a healthy source of fresh produce for...


Apr 11, 2013, 11:15 ET New Research Finds Over Half Of Young Adult Deaths Could Be Preventable If Parents And Children Work Together

 About 57 percent of deaths among American teenagers and young adults are attributable to personal decisions and could be prevented, according...


Feb 07, 2013, 14:43 ET Switch On Regulating Outdoor Adventure Sports Shows Divergent Views On Risks

Should the government regulate businesses that provide people--especially young people under age 18--opportunities to voluntarily engage in risky...