Men have greater cancer risk because of biology NOT because they drink and smoke more, study claims

Men notoriously drink and smoke more than women — but that is not the reason they have a higher cancer risk. A major study suggests biological differences are the real reason behind the disparity between sexes. Understanding these differences could help to improve prevention and treatment, researchers say. The study looked at 300,000 middle-aged and … Read more

Vegetarian women are at a higher risk of hip fracture

A study of over 26,000 middle-aged UK women reveals those with a vegetarian diet had a 33% higher risk of hip fracture compared to regular meat-eaters. A study of over 26,000 middle-aged UK women reveals those with a vegetarian diet had a 33% higher risk of hip fracture compared to regular meat-eaters. University of Leeds … Read more

Smaller airways increase COPD risk for women

OAK BROOK, Ill. – Structural differences in lung airways between men and women may be the cause of differences in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prevalence and outcomes between the sexes. According to a large, multicenter study published in the journal Radiologyresearchers found that even among adults who have never smoked, or who have smoked … Read more

The risk of large rockslides at the port of Skagway in Alaska – The Landslide Blog

The risk of large rockslides at the port of Skagway in Alaska Skagway is a small borough in Alaska with a population in the 2020 census of 1,240 people. In the summer months it becomes a key tourist destination – according to Wikipedia it attracts over a million visitors per year, with the vast majority … Read more

Research examines effects of embryonic exposure to environmental pollutants on risk of diabetes

A University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist has received a $2.44 million, five-year grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue her research into how embryonic exposure to certain common pollutants may put people at risk for diabetes and other metabolic health conditions later in life. A University of Massachusetts Amherst … Read more

Engaging with visions of mobilities within the landscape of risk

When describing the commercial port land of Felixstowe (fig. I) as a ‘nerve ganglion of capitalism’ in 2006, a proto-nostalgic horizon ‘blighted by cargo ships’, Mark Fisher was describing a vision of the natural’s collision course with the monetary in words that ooze forth from the ascetic expanse he walked us through, right up to … Read more

Jeffrey Fralick, Climate Risk Analyst

Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Fralick, Climate Risk Analyst Jeffrey Fralick graduated from the Sustainability Science program in 2020 and is a climate risk analyst at the Environmental Defense Fund. Jeffrey Fralick was one of the first students to graduate from Columbia University’s Sustainability Science program in May 2020. The timing probably couldn’t have been worse. It … Read more

Cats injured in wildfires at risk of deadly blood clots – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Cats who suffered burns and smoke inhalation in urban California wildfires are at risk of forming deadly blood clots, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The study, recently published in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Sciencefollows up on a previous discovery that showed cats … Read more

Landslide risk is on the rise thanks to climate change, and states are looking to identify hazards

Washington – home to deadliest landslide in US history – is working to prevent future loss of life by scanning the state for new threats. By Michael Crowe / High Country News For years, small planes have buzzed across the skies of Washington carrying specialized instrument packages that peer down through the belly of the … Read more

Research reveals how brain inflammation may link Alzheimer’s risk, sleep disturbance – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Irvine, Calif., July 13, 2022 – A multisite research team from the University of California, Irvine, the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Wake Forest University has discovered that brain inflammation may link Alzheimer’s disease risk with sleep disturbance, which may aid early detection and prevention efforts by identifying novel treatment targets at preclinical stages. … Read more