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Remote working has increased the risk to organizational data Special

Many citizens are unaware of and uninformed in relation to how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in the digital society, especially by business venture. For this reason awareness about regulations is important.

Trump's legacy: What 2021 means for cybersecurity Special

In the context of a growing number of cyber-threats, organizations need to carefully evaluate tooling and options, and choose the right solutions for today and the near-term future.

Q&A: Wrong digital transformation strategy creates cyber-risks Special

One reason for businesses facing cybersecurity challenges is a lack of skills within IT departments; another reason relates to incorrect technologies and digital transformation issues. These are issues that need to be faced by firms into 2021.

Pandemics, climate change 'intensify' global health threats

Paris - From small island states to urbanised powerhouses, every country on Earth faces "multiplying and intensifying" threats to human health as climate change renders future pandemics and system collapses ever more likely, a major study concluded on Thursday...

Pandemic threatens lives of millions of children: UN

Paris - Disruptions to health services due to the pandemic are putting millions of additional lives at risk worldwide, the United Nations said Wednesday, warning that Covid-19 could reverse decades of progress in reducing child mortality.

COVID-19 lockdown risks 1.4 mn extra TB deaths: study

Paris - The global lockdown caused by COVID-19 risks a "devastating" surge in tuberculosis cases, with nearly 1.4 million additional deaths from the world's biggest infectious killer by 2025, new research showed Wednesday.

Climate impacts 'to cost world $7.9 trillion' by 2050

Paris - Climate change could directly cost the world economy $7.9 trillion by mid-century as increased drought, flooding and crop failures hamper growth and threaten infrastructure, new analysis showed Wednesday.

Corporate renewable energy deals smash records in 2018

Non-fossil fuel sources of power are proving increasingly popular among businesses in the U.S., with corporate renewable energy deals set to reach a single-year record of five gigawatts by December.

Charity urges aid for sinking cities

Paris - Governments must provide "major" investment in flood risk reduction to save coastal cities around the world, a charity said Friday, as rising seas and sinking urban areas pose unprecedented threats to millions of homes.

More data emerges about radiation risks and smartphones

San Fransisco - Every so often a report is raised about the risks of smartphones, especially when placed against the head for long periods of time. Some data is contradictory, but a new report raises a risk that has apparently been withheld from the public since 2009.

Scientists raise concerns over potential nuclear disaster in U.S.

Nuclear-waste fires in nuclear reactors in the U.S. are a 'real risk' according to Princeton University researchers. Under these conditions, nuclear spent fuel fire could force millions of people to relocate.

How marketing is like a game of Risk

In the mind of podcaster and startup guru Saul Colt, marketing is much like a game of Risk. In his June 2015 keynote speech at Xerocon Denver he explained what he calls “Saul Colt’s Marketing Risk."

Wi-Fi router's 'pregnancy setting' creates controversy in China

A Chinese technology company has launched a wireless router with a special setting for pregnant women. It says that the setting can help to reduce potentially dangerous radiation emitted by the router but other companies have accused it of scaremongering.

Women on contraceptive pills 3x likelier to get Crohn's disease

A startling new study shows that women who take the "Pill" are three times more likely to get Crohn's disease than others. And those who take the "morning-after" pill may be even more at risk..

Pete Evans' paleo diet for children suspended from publication

Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans' paleo diet cookbook for children has been suspended from publication over health concerns associated with a baby formula concoction made from bone broth and worries that a paleo diet may not be suitable for children.

Strong cannabis users 5 times more likely to develop psychosis

A British study has found that people who consume the new stronger forms of cannabis are 5 times more likely to develop psychotic disorders than non-users are.

Coffee could lower risk of endometrial cancer

New research has found a link between regularly drinking coffee and a 20% decreased risk of endometrial cancer which currently affects around 1 in 37 US women in their lifetime, adding to the potential health benefits of consuming the popular beverage.

E-cigarettes 'may still harm the lungs and immune system'

New research has suggested that e-cigarette vapour contains toxic chemicals that are damaging to the body, implying they are not a safe alternative to traditional smoking and adding to the continuing debate about the health risks of "vaping."

Vials of smallpox found in store room

Bethesda - Government workers cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington have found decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

Volkswagen recalls 26,000 new cars over possible fire risk

The Volkswagen Group has confirmed that it is recalling over 26,000 brand new 2014-model year cars from across the range over a possible fire risk.

CDC launches campaign aiming to protect children in cars

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the U.S. The CDC has launched a campaign to reduce the number of injuries and deaths.

Breast cancer risk lowered by walking 60 minutes per day

Postmenopausal women may be able to lower the risk of getting breast cancer by walking at least one hour per day, according to a long-term study.

Study: Eating blueberries, grapes and apples cuts diabetes risk

Eating certain types of fruits, such as grapes, blueberries and apples can greatly reduce the chance of getting diabetes, according to a study. Researchers from Harvard, however, found out that drinking fruit juice can increase the risk.

Three-quarters of Spain under extreme risk of fire

With a continuing heatwave spreading across the country, 17 Spanish provinces have been placed on a state of high alert due to fire risks.

Lanzarote town hall rallying support against oil exploration

Arrecife - The Spanish multinational, Repsol, is planning to explore for oil 40 kilometers off the coast of Lanzarote in Spain's Canary Islands, and they have admitted there is a "moderate" risk of an oil spill.

Study shows raw garlic reduces the risk of lung cancer

A clove of garlic a day will keep the vampires away, but what others may not know is that the vegetable has other protective powers as well.

Study: Later retirement can lower the risk of dementia

Boston - Working tends to keep people's brains active. A study reinforces that idea that if people keep using their brains, it might be able to prevent dementia.

Blueberries and strawberries can cut heart attack risk in women

Blueberries and strawberries are good for maintaining a healthy diet. According to new research, these berries can also cut down the risk rate of heart attacks in women.

Circumcision can reduce HIV risk, says study

According to a study, published in the online journal mBio and released on Tuesday, men's chances of being infected with HIV are reduced if they are circumcised.

Op-Ed: Drinking can increase the survival rate of breast cancer

Alcohol is thought of to be a harmful substance to both men and women. However, new studies show that women who drink alcohol moderately may in fact increase breast cancer survival rates.
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