Tag Archives: Risk

The Cost Of Motherhood: Surprise Bills And The Risk Of Maternal Mortality Still Plagues New Moms

Few if any American couples become parents because of a cost-benefit analysis. Women start families and raise children out of affection, hope and the dream that their child will create a better world than the one they were born into. Nevertheless, it’s increasingly difficult (and likely financially disastrous) to ignore the substantial financial consequences of… Read More »

Can an eye exam reveal Alzheimer’s risk?

Looking for clues about the health of your brain? You might want to pay a visit to your eye doctor. Research increasingly links common eye conditions — glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy — to risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. What’s interesting about the study results, says Dr. Albert Hofman, chair… Read More »

Combination of water scarcity and inflexible demand puts world’s river basins at risk

Nearly one-fifth of the world’s population lives in a stressed water basin where the next climate change-driven incident could threaten access to an essential resource for agriculture, industry and life itself, according to a paper by University of California, Irvine researchers and others, published today in Nature Sustainability. The study’s authors analyzed trends in global… Read More »