News tagged with risk assessments

Nature valued from space

Satellites show how we can promote economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner by putting a price on nature's resources.

Jul 12, 2013
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Tracking groundwater pollution to its source

Computer algorithms might be useful in identifying sources of groundwater pollution, according to researchers in Australia and India. Writing in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management they explain how no ...

Jun 22, 2011
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Germany advises against homegrown sprouts

(AP) -- Authorities are advising Germans not to eat raw homegrown sprouts, pointing to suspicions that the seeds may be one cause of the country's deadly E. coli outbreak.

Jun 13, 2011
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Study on the Security of Cloud Computing

Not only does cloud computing help to save money, it also helps to increase IT security: Small and medium sized companies especially can profit from special cloud security solutions and the knowledge advantage of experienced ...

Feb 26, 2010
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IT can help CVD management

Robyn Whittaker from the University of Auckland and colleagues argue that information technology (IT)-based programs can improve cardiovascular disease (CVD) management and patient empowerment, but must be accompanied by ...

Aug 24, 2010
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Suicide attempt method affects prognosis

The method used for a suicide attempt is highly significant for the risk of subsequent successful suicide, reveals a long-term study from Karolinska Institutet. The results may be of help in acute risk assessment following ...

Jul 07, 2010
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Frail elderly disaster

Planning for emergencies must take into account the growing numbers of frail elderly people who will by virtue of shifting demographics be involved in any natural or manmade disaster, according to US researchers writing in ...

May 18, 2009
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Can we afford the cancer care of the future?

When a cancer patient and his or her doctor discuss the value of a treatment option, the conversation usually centers on a consideration of the treatment's medical benefits versus its possible side effects for the patient. ...

May 26, 2009
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