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Experts say some stock investors could be at risk of getting burned. How to make sure you’re not one of them

Finance
Trevor Williams | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesAs some stocks have climbed to record highs, you may have been tempted to double down on a favorite pick, like Tesla or the latest initial public offering.But at least one money expert is sounding the alarm that some investors may be overexposed to individual stocks.Christine Benz, director of personal finance at Morningstar, said she vowed to speak up the next time she saw potentially dangerous market conditions crop up, after the dot-com bust of the late 90s."It feels like that time is here," she tweeted last week.More from Personal Finance:Here's a decade-by-decade retirement planning guideState, local tax breaks could be revived, but not without a fightSavings interest rates hit rock bottom as Americans stash more cashA sudden pullback on ...
Regular aspirin use can lower risk for death in bladder, breast cancers, study finds

Regular aspirin use can lower risk for death in bladder, breast cancers, study finds

Health
Jan. 15 (UPI) -- People who take aspirin at least three times per week are more likely to survive bladder cancer, according to an analysis published Friday by JAMA Network Open. Regular aspirin use also was associated with a reduced risk for death from breast cancer, the data showed. Advertisement However, taking aspirin had no effect on a person's risk for getting several forms of the disease, including bladder, breast, gastrointestinal or pancreatic cancers, the researchers said. Aspirin also did not reduce a person's risk for death from gastrointestinal or pancreatic cancer, they said. "Although aspirin use at least three times per week was associated with the strongest risk reduction, any aspirin use was associated with increased bladder and breast cancer survival," researchers from ...
Study: Sickle cell trait does not increase heart disease risk in African Americans

Study: Sickle cell trait does not increase heart disease risk in African Americans

Health
Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Carrying the sickle cell trait does not play a significant role in the increased risk for coronary heart disease among African Americans, a study published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open found. Although African Americans are twice as likely to die from heart disease than White people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those carrying the sickle cell trait have only a 3% higher risk for heart problems than those who don't, the new data showed. Advertisement It's likely that other health problems, such as higher rates of high blood pressure and diabetes, contribute more to heart disease risk among African Americans than sickle cell, the researchers said. "We don't see sickle cell trait as significant risk factor by itself," study co-author Dr. Hy...
Asian tiger mosquito presents limited risk for Zika virus outbreaks

Asian tiger mosquito presents limited risk for Zika virus outbreaks

Science
Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The Asian tiger mosquito poses only a minor risk for Zika virus, according to new epidemiological simulations. The yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti is the primary vector for Zika virus, the infectious disease that can spread from mother to fetus, causing congenital deformities. Advertisement However, lab experiments have previously shown the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus can carry and transmit the disease. In 2019, scientists in France blamed several instances of Zika infection and transmission on the Asian tiger mosquito, an aggressive biter that originates from Southeast Asia but has colonized much of temperate Europe. Thanks to its ability to survive harsh winters, the Asian tiger mosquito is now found all over the world. The species is the second-most comm...
Tier 4 restrictions could put thousands of jobs at risk, retail sector warns

Tier 4 restrictions could put thousands of jobs at risk, retail sector warns

Business
Britain's retail sector has warned of "severe" consequences from new Tier 4 restrictions, meaning non-essential shops in affected areas will have to close in the week before Christmas.The British Retail Consortium said thousands more jobs could be at risk - in an industry already devastated by months of pandemic disruption. It criticised the government's "stop-start approach" as "deeply unhelpful" and joined other groups in calling for an extension of a business rates holiday to help struggling firms. BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson said the Tier 4 announcement, which will affect London and much of the South East, was "hugely regrettable" after retailers had invested hundreds of millions making their premises COVID-secure."The consequences of this decision will be severe," she said...