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Do Mothers React to More Info about Chemical Risks? The Answer May Surprise You

Mothers who are pregnant or have young children would be expected to be more concerned about protecting their offspring from environmental risks that are reported most in the news, but a new study raises doubts about that conventional wisdom.
28-Sep-2015 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

Scientists conclude that increasing life jacket wear by only 20 percent would have saved 1,721 out of 3,047 boaters involved in accidents between 2008 and 2011, a finding that could be used to argue for regulations requiring use of the safety...
4-Aug-2015 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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