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  • Firemen serious sleep apnea disorder affects safety and health risk
    Firemen serious sleep apnea disorder affects safety and health risk
    Within two seconds they could be driving a 72,000-pound truck. Serious sleep disorders affect firemen too. 37-percent of the firemen tested suffered from some form of sleep apnea which leads to other disorders like heart strain and chronic...
  • The straight scoop on Ebola from JAMA
    The straight scoop on Ebola from JAMA
    Major media attention has focused on the Ebola virus, with opinions ranging from “It’s no big deal” to “It might infect us all.” Obviously, neither extreme is an appropriate description. On October 7, the Journal of...
  • Nearby thunderstorm versus beach-goers
    Beach lightning detection systems are NOT the answer!
    WEATHERTORIAL: The following opinions are mine alone. This weathertorial has been shared with local governmental officials in the Naples to Cape Coral area.On July 22, 2014, lightning claimed one life and injured two on a Fort Myers, FL beach....
  • Contraceptive pill
    Does the pill higher your risk for breast cancer?
    Breast cancer risk associated with different oral contraceptive typesPast studies have examined oral contraceptives and breast cancer risk and have indicated that recent use slightly increases the risk for breast cancer however, most studies on...
  • Testosterone does not cause heart attacks in older men reports new study
    Testosterone does not cause heart attacks in older men reports new study
    Many older men consider taking testosterone with the goal of boosting muscle strength and sexual function; however, some avoid it because they are concerned of an increased risk of a heart attack. A new study of 24,000 Medicare patients reported...
  • Genetic link between cannabis and schizophrenia discovered
    Genetic link between cannabis and schizophrenia discovered
    A new study by an international team of researchers has found that genes that increase an individual’s risk of schizophrenia may also increase his or her use of using cannabis. The findings were published online on June 24 in the journal...
  • Grave Future
    The New Message Foretells the Fate of Nations
    The New Message from God is a religious movement based upon the revelations of Marshall Vian Summers, considered by practitioners to be a Messenger from God. The following is a revelation given to Marshall Vian Summers on April 17, 2007, in...
  • Viagra and melanoma link possibly found with cancer
    Viagra melanoma: Little blue pill may increase cancer risk, 26K men in study
    A potential Viagra melanoma link in connection with cancer has been discovered recently via a new study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health. The research survey, which involved roughly 26,000 men here in the U.S., has shown that the...
  • The Risk Advantage details the relationship between risk and opportunity.
    The Risk Advantage presents entrepreneurs with framework for success
    It’s no secret that entrepreneurship equals risk – in fact, the very definition of “entrepreneur” includes “risk.” In The Risk Advantage: Embracing the Entrepreneur's Unexpected Edge, author Tom Panaggio...
  • Ovary removal during hysterectomy reduces cancer risk
    Ovary removal during hysterectomy reduces cancer risk
    Often, women who are recommended to have a hysterectomy are often recommended to have their ovaries removed (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy; BSO) during the procedure regardless of their risk for ovarian cancer. A new study has found that a BSO...
  • Global supply chain
    Supply chains are global, and we're all connected
    Analysis from The Guardian, Roy Williams, today describes the interconnectedness of the global supply chain and how the crisis in the Ukraine affects global participants. He addresses the situation from that of a risk analyst. Instability...
  • US Cesarean section rate too high says Consumer Reports
    US Cesarean section rate too high says Consumer Reports
    According to a new survey published in the May edition of Consumer Reports, the cesarean section rates among US hospitals vary widely. The survey found that cesarean section rates for low-risk deliveries ranged from a low of 4% to a high of 57%....
  • Avoid food poisoning, don’t eat out
    Avoid food poisoning, don’t eat out
    Dining out ranges from a quick meal at a fast food outlet to a fine restaurant. The experience ranges from an occasional treat to a regular pastime. A new study has reported a drawback of dining out—the risk of food poising is double that of...
  • How long does increased blood clot risk persist after delivery?
    How long does increased blood clot risk persist after delivery?
    The initial period after delivery, known as the postpartum period, is associated with an increased risk of a deep vein thrombosis (DVT; blood clot). The clot typically forms in the calf and if it becomes dislodged it can travel to the lung and...
  • Osteoporosis screening inadequate for women aged 50-64
    Osteoporosis screening inadequate for women aged 50-64
    Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the quality of life of postmenopausal women; about half of them will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lifetime. Testing for and treating women with low bone mineral density can decrease...