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Could eating chocolate get you a Nobel Prize?

Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows an association between the average amount of chocolate each person in country eats, and the number of Nobel Prize winners that country produces. But as the author points out, an association doesn't necessarily mean that eating chocolate

What have feelings got to do with risk?

Risk is not just a number -- it also involves how we feel about things. This week Risk Bites introduces Dr. Brian Zikmund-Fisher, who will be talking more in future videos about how we perceive and feel about risk, and what this means about the risk decisions we make. This week's Risk Bites team:

Are Engineered Nanoparticles Dangerous?

We'll be tackling the risks of nanoparticles and other particles more fully when Risk Bites launches formally in November. But until then, here's a roller-coaster ride of a video on what might be important when thinking about the risks and benefits or nanoparticles - or any other particles for that

Beware the risks of viral memes! (April fool)

Does watching Gangnam Style videos dull you intellectual edge? Can the Harlem Shake cross between species? And just how dangerous are screaming goats? Or sheep for that matter. Risk Bites takes a critical look at the extreme dangers of viral memes like Gangnam Style, the Harlem Shake, and Screamin

What is dose response? The basics

What's is dose response, and what's it got to do with hazard and health risk? This is the first of a series of Risk Bites videos on understanding what dose response is, and why it's useful! This is part of a series of Risk Bites videos that tackle dose response and response models. This week's Ri

Should I be worried about lead in chocolate?

Some chocolate contains lead. Is this safe? And does the ability to measure minute quantities of lead in chocolate make the product less safe? This week's Risk Bites is about the measurement conundrum -- what do you do when you can measure what's in the stuff you eat to the nth degree? It's not p

Are flu shots safe?

Until it was suggested I made a Risk Bites video about the flu, I hadn't had a shot. Why not? Time for some flu risk-introspection. For further information on the flu and flu shots, check out: Flu.gov: http://www.flu.gov Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ Universi

Are the Olympics Bad for your Health?

In June, the global insurance intermediary Pacific Prime listed the five riskiest sports of the London 2012 Olympic games. But there's apparently an even greater risk that Olympians need to be aware of as they head for the 2012 games. Links: The 5 riskiest sports of the London 2012 Olympics (Paci

What is Bisphenol-A (or BPA), and where is it used?

Bisphenol A - or BPA for short - is one of the more contentious chemicals on the block at the moment. Companies making BPA, and the products that contain it, claim that the substance is safe if used sensibly. But others aren't so sure. But before getting into the risks and benefits, it makes sens

Is sitting around too much bad for you?

Could the simple act of sitting around on our backsides for too long be bad for our health? Quite possibly! This week's Risk Bites team: David Faulkner (Script, post-production) Andrew Maynard (all the other stuff) Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/RiskBites  Sources: Healy, Gen