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Predicting the risk for developing pneumonia in older adults

Science Daily - ‎6 hours ago‎
Risk factors for pneumonia include increasing age, chronic lung disease, smoking, being underweight, and having difficulty functioning.
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The Risk Factor

Huffington Post - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Women, on the average, are more risk-averse than men. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, fewer than 7 percent of prison inmates are women.
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Climate change increases the risk of war, scientists prove

The Independent - ‎6 hours ago‎
Environmentalists have warned that if temperatures rise significantly over the next century, large areas of the planet could become uninhabitable, forcing millions of people to migrate elsewhere and significantly increase the risk of conflicts breaking ...
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Zika virus risk at Rio Olympics 'negligible', says Yale report

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, was carried out to assess the risk in the light of calls from 150 academics for the Olympics to be moved from Rio or called off.

The Risk Of Exposure To Brain-Eating Amoeba Spikes In The Summer Months

Texas Monthly - ‎2 hours ago‎
Risk skyrockets in July and August, falls off a fair bit in September, and almost vanishes for the other nine months of the year.
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Watching a lot of TV could increase risk of fatal blood clot in lung: study

CTV News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Spending more than 2.5 hours in front of a television every day could increase your risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung, a new study suggests.

How do I reduce the risk of having a stroke?

The Guardian - ‎19 hours ago‎
None of these risk factors is new. So why aren't we doing more, individually, to protect ourselves from strokes? There is always age, and a genetic predisposition to stroke that you are powerless to resist.
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European Chemicals Agency claims tattoo ink can increase risk of cancer

Daily Mail - ‎17 hours ago‎
Tattoo inks may raise the risk of cancer and could be banned, a new report has warned. The craze for tattoos been embraced by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and David Beckham - and even Samantha Cameron sports a tasteful dolphin butterfly on her ...
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'Brain training' cut dementia risk in healthy adults, study says - ‎12 hours ago‎
A computerized brain training program cut the risk of dementia among healthy people by 48 per cent, U.S. researchers said on Sunday in reporting an analysis of the results of a 10-year study.
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CMA's Roger Witcomb: energy inquiry 'ran the risk of being hijacked' - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
The critics have not minced their words. The Competition and Markets Authority's two-year investigation into the energy sector was, according to one, “a complete waste of time and taxpayer's money”.

The Flood Next Time: Warming Raises The Risk Of Disaster

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - ‎11 hours ago‎
Many scientists who study the climate, however, warn that our warming atmosphere is increasing the likelihood and severity of flooding disasters.
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Gene variant could be to blame for obesity risk in Samoans

Newstalk ZB - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Brown University study found a gene variant increases the risk of obesity, but decreases the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
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Flu vaccine may reduce risk of death for type 2 diabetes patients

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎10 hours ago‎
Not only might it help reduce serious illness such as stroke - and possibly heart attack - in high-risk individuals, but it may also reduce the risk of death in the flu season. Currently more than one-third of people with diabetes do not receive their ...

Pre-stroke lifestyle tied to risk of more strokes

The Globe and Mail - ‎7 hours ago‎
In recent years, medication advances have helped cut health risks in the year following a stroke, but after that the risk of a second stroke or dementia remains elevated for at least five years, said senior author Dr. M. Arfan Ikram from Erasmus ...

Discussing the risks of steroids

The National - ‎13 hours ago‎
Former Olympic athletes painted a grim picture this week about the prevalence of performance-enhancing drugs in Dubai. Some have claimed that these drugs - which include anabolic steroids, human growth hormones and testosterone - are widely ...
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How to Buy High-Risk Investments Without Losing Your Shirt

Motley Fool - ‎13 hours ago‎
The definition of high-risk investments are investments with a high probability of failure. Usually, though, the high risk also comes with potentially large yields if the bet succeeds. It's a high-risk, high-reward proposition, and not for the faint of ...

The risk in being safe

The Manila Times - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
It pains me to see public officials prefer to be safe and conservative in the way they think and express themselves, rather than be glowing with radioactive ideas that challenge the norm in a creative way.
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A glass a day may not reduce heart disease risk, but it can give you cancer

The Press - ‎21 hours ago‎
"The evidence is so overwhelming." Suggestions a small amount of alcohol could reduce the risk of heart disease were not based on robust enough evidence, she found.
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Migrants Continue to Risk Lives Crossing US Border From Mexico

Voice of America - ‎7 hours ago‎
Some Americans are torn by the immigration question, recognizing the absolute need for a nation to control its borders and maintain the rule of law, but also having sympathy for the poor people who risk their lives crossing an inhospitable landscape to ...
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Cancer patch 'reduces the risk of remission and serious side effects'

iNews - ‎8 hours ago‎
However, this can result in incomplete removal and cancer cells can be left behind, potentially leading to recurrence and increased risk of metastasis. In addition, conventional therapies used to prevent tumors recurring after surgery do not ...