Author: Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech

Risk advisory firm unveils top threats of 2023

Some of this year’s top global risks include inflation, higher energy prices and water stress, according to a top political risk consulting firm.  However, “rogue Russia” is the number one risk facing nations, industries, and institutions in 2023, according to the Eurasia Group’s annual risk report released on Tuesday. “A humiliated Russia will turn from global…

Restricted abortion access linked to increased suicide risk in younger women

Restricted abortion access is associated with heightened suicide risk among younger women, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia conducted an analysis using state-level data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention on adult women from 1974 to 2016. Study crafters incorporated laws restricting reproductive…

Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk of preeclampsia in pregnancies

Story at a glance New research shows a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts and seafood could help lower women’s chances of developing serious pregnancy complications. A study published Thursday in JAMA Network Open claims that women who conceive while following the Mediterranean diet have a “significantly” lower risk of developing preeclampsia during their…

Why you should be careful with that eggnog

Story at a glance It’s that time of year when drinking heart-stoppingly creamy eggnog at all times of day is—almost—acceptable. While eggnog is the traditional holiday go-to drink in many U.S. households, there are some risks with imbibing in the sweet, sometimes boozy, dairy-based beverage. The drink is made by mixing milk, sugar, cream, nutmeg and…

Here are the 10 worst cities for package theft

Story at a glance The Bay Area is the worst place for package theft, according to a new report. A SafeWise report released Wednesday ranks cities across the country based on the frequency that residents reported parcels and packages stolen from their front porches or stoops. The home security analysis website said in a…