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Latest Absolute risk reduction Stories

2011-06-27 12:21:04

How much can a woman lower her risk of breast cancer by losing weight, drinking less, or exercising more?

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2011-03-23 05:50:00

Exercising or having sex nearly triples a person's chances of having a heart attack in the hours immediately afterward, particularly if the person rarely performs those activities.

2011-03-16 14:15:34

Choosing the appropriate way to present risk statistics is key to helping people make well-informed decisions.

2010-12-09 13:43:26

Experts at The University of Nottingham have developed a new 'score' to help GPs detect heart disease in younger people - before it damages their health.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.