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Contrary to Cliché, the Elderly Will Take Medical Risks Given Enough Benefits

We know that the elderly are risk averse when it comes to their finances, but until now few studies have looked at how the elderly judge medical treatment risks, an increasingly vital issue.
26-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Accurate Tools Can Help Vulnerable Areas Prepare for Disasters, Recover Afterward

Assessments that tell policy makers how vulnerable and resilient their communities are to devastating floods and other destructive events aren’t always accurate, according to the first-ever validation of a wide range of available tools.
1-Sep-2016 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.
28-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Well designed and executed emergency warnings can save lives, so risk experts are urging steps to create the most effective warnings for hurricanes, wildfires, and other environmental hazards.
25-Jul-2016 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Next Flu Pandemic Could Double Past Cost Estimates

Policy makers’ and public health officials’ proper reactions could hold down the total costs to U.S. GDP of an influenza outbreak. Otherwise, costs could be nearly double previous estimates.
27-Jun-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What Makes the Public More Likely to Second-Guess Authorities During a Crisis?

In a digital age when people have many information sources, during a crisis they won’t always seek guidance from the government or other official channels. Why not?
17-May-2016 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Can Regulators Know Which of the 80,000 Manufactured Chemicals Pose Risks?

A new pilot study defines an approach that can help EPA and other government regulators decide which among the more than 80,000 chemicals in commerce and the environment, many poorly understood, should receive priority attention.
25-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ballooning 10 Billion World Population Drives Moderate-to-High Worries, Study Finds

Risk analysts have gathered new evidence that the public sees a medium-to-high risk that worldwide population growth could lead to food and water shortages, species extinctions, and other disasters, pointing to the likelihood that concerned...
29-Feb-2016 8:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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