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at risk

the state of an individual or population being vulnerable to a particular disease or event. The factors determining risk may be environmental, psychosocial, psychological, or physiological. An example of an environmental factor is exposure to harmful substances or organisms. An example of a physiological factor is genetic predisposition to a disease.

risk

the chance of an unfavorable event occurring.

acceptable risk
risk for which the benefits rank larger than the potential hazards.
at risk
that part of a total population which is subject to the disease being reviewed, e.g. only milking cows are at risk to milk fever, only grazing cows to enzootic nasal granuloma.
risk aversion
reluctance to take risks.
risk factor
an attribute or exposure which increases the probability of occurrence of a disease or other outcome.
risk premium
the amount of money required to convince a person to take a specific risk.
risk ratio
the ratio of two risks.
relative risk
see relative risk.
specified risk materials
a term used in the US to denote tissues that can be infected with the agent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), namely brain and spinal cord, spinal ganglia, retina, and terminal small intestine. Banned from inclusion in any feed stuff.
surgical risk
an animal that has poor general health and must be assessed as a poor survival risk to undergo major surgery or anesthesia.

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Q. What are the risks of taking Viagra? Are there any risks in taking Viagra in the long term?

A. The US Food and Drug Administration identified 50 men with blindness who have taken Viagra, but who also had diabetes and heart disease, which is known to cause blindness. Therefore, it is not certain if it was caused directly from the Viagra.
The FDA informed healthcare professionals in October, 2007 that drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction, including Viagra, may increase risk of sudden hearing loss.

Q. What is the risk of biabetes if my father got it? My father was recently diagnosed at the age of 55 as having Type 2 Diabetes. Do I have a greater risk of developing diabetes also?

A. Indeed, as a first degree relative of a diabetic patient you have a higher risk of developing diabetes than the average person. The risk of developing diabetes depends on many factors, both genetic and non-genetic (nutrition, weight and exercise). The risk also depends on other relevant conditions you may have (for example hypertension, elevated blood cholesterol or lipid levels).
It should be mentioned, that even for an individual whose parents both have type 2 diabetes, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes isn’t 100% but rather less than 50%.

Q. Regarding risk-factor assessment? Hello, I am……….., I heard ACSM has recently issued a new edition of its exercise guidelines. Were any changes made regarding risk-factor assessment?

A. Are you fitness professional? I understand that you are very much interested in food guidelines. It can be difficult to keep up with the latest guidelines and standards. This is particularly true this year, which has seen new USDA Food Guidelines in January, a revised Food Pyramid in May and, most recently, the release of the 7th edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. The good news is that the ACSM risk factors have been minimally revised. For your reference, here is a summary of what has and has not changed for the 2006 edition.

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However, it is important that supervisors recognize that bank shareholders must earn a competitive rate of return on the capital they place at risk and that unnecessarily high capital requirements will impede the functioning of the banking system.
That doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't assume more risk, but you should look at risk retention as an investment like any other.
Daniel Mudge, President and CEO of OpVantage, said: 'The integration of Fitch Risk Management's leading credit analytics with NetRisk's and OpVantage's advisory services and OpVar tools to facilitate the quantification of Operational Risk and Capital at Risk will allow Fitch Risk Management to be able to better serve the global market needs for central risk management solutions.
Daniel Mudge, President and CEO of OpVantage, said: "The integration of Fitch's Risk Management's leading credit analytics with NetRisk's and OpVantage's advisory services and OpVar tools to facilitate the quantification of Operational Risk and Capital at Risk will allow Fitch Risk Management to be able to better serve the global market needs for central risk management solutions.
Leading breast cancer specialists, under the auspices of the Risk Assessment Working Group, today released the first consensus guidelines for the clinical management of women who are at risk for developing breast cancer.