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Aggressive Vaccination Prevented Amish Measles Contagion From Spreading Broadly

Under-vaccinated communities face heightened risk of measles outbreaks that can spread nationally within a year unless squelched quickly, but a vigorous vaccination response during a 2014 outbreak in North American Amish communities in Ohio...
23-Jul-2015 9:45 AM EDT

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

Counter-terrorism officials working to anticipate where and how terrorists are planning their attacks could gain important insights into terrorists’ judgments by modifying the widely held assumption that terrorists are fully rational actors who...
29-Jun-2015 9:45 AM EDT

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

Researchers who studied the national and state regulations that are supposed to ensure a reliable electricity system throughout the United States have concluded that important upgrades are needed in the way the reliability of the systems is measured...
27-May-2015 9:45 AM EDT

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

A new study confirms researchers’ previously limited findings that drivers with impulsive, angry personality characteristics are more likely than other drivers to engage in the kind of belligerent driving that potentially leads to accidents,...
28-Apr-2015 9:45 AM EDT

Adolescents’ Riskier Online Behavior Suggests Need for Age-Based Warnings

Adolescents who have engaged in past risky online behavior such as providing personal information and befriending strangers are much more likely to repeat such behavior in the future, according to new research that suggests risk information should...
30-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Study Reveals Terrorist Attacks Shifted from Air to Rail

Data on terrorist attacks from 1982 to 2011 show a long-term trend away from air attacks and toward railroad and subway attacks, underscoring the need for increased intelligence gathering to intercept those redirected attempts.
27-Feb-2015 9:45 AM EST

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

Risk researchers find that the public may respond best to severe weather warnings if they include a probability estimate, an important finding not only for the present but also for the longer-term future as climate change brings more frequent and...
27-Jan-2015 10:15 AM EST

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

As a stand-alone strategy, dense urban development may reduce regional air pollution such as particulate matter (PM), but such development may also increase PM-related local health problems. In contrast, suburban or “sprawl” development slightly...
17-Dec-2014 9:45 AM EST

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