Stories tagged: risk
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
Tobacco pouches from Swedish Match win first FDA endorsement for a “reduced-risk” alternative to smoking.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there’s no reason for people …
Tue., Oct. 9, 2018
Journalists are familiar with the risks of reporting from war-torn lands, but the recent death or disappearance of three people in Turkey, Bulgaria and Mexico illustrates the growing dangers to …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
American drivers are demanding increasingly complex infotainment systems when they shop for new cars. But a new AAA study says they’re putting themselves at risk if they use the systems …
Sat., July 8, 2017
The problem with today’s unnecessarily scary reports is usually not the scientists suggesting elevated risks or the statisticians crunching the numbers. It’s how these risks and numbers are reported.