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

Food imported into the United States from countries with low GDP poses higher safety risks, suggesting the need for food safety management reforms, according to a new analysis of federal import violations data.
26-Jan-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Love in the Time of Ebola: Study Reveals Factors Bolstering Altruism in Face of Risk

Study explores why some people react altruistically to news about an Ebola outbreak while others do not.
21-Dec-2015 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

At 2015 SRA Meeting: Automaker Liability, World Refugee Crises, Risk and Resilience

Journalists are invited as guests to find great news leads and meet experts at the Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA, December 6-10, 2015.
27-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Should Pools Ban Certain Risky Dives? It May Be Pointless in Curbing Kids’ Injuries

Diving restrictions do not protect divers from injuries, new research suggests.
23-Nov-2015 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

Although U.S. airlines are extraordinarily safe, they are missing an important opportunity to acquire even more safety-related information because some incidents involving close calls are not probed as evidence of potentially dangerous behavior but...
29-Oct-2015 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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