While acknowledging that earlier studies have yielded conflicting results, the investigators contend that their findings "support the use of short-term oral contraceptives as a measure for reducing ovarian cancer risk in BRCA carriers." More specifically, they conclude, "it appears that oral contraceptive use after age 30 is not likely to increase
the risk of breast cancer among BRCA1 mutation carriers and can be used safely to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer."
* gray iron--brake drums demonstrated a 5-7 times increase
in life before heat checking; hardness increased by 10% at a depth of 1.5 mm on drums and 37% at the surface and 12% at a depth of more than 1.5mm for rotors;
Including the offenses surrounding the events of September 11, 2001, preliminary data show that the 2001 Crime Index remains at the 2 percent increase
from the 2000 figure; the volume of violent crime increased .6 percent; and the murder volume increased 26.4 percent.
In total there was an increase
of approximately 35.4 per cent.
Retirement benefits for highly compensated employees in defined benefit plans increase
to $160,000 payable as early as age 62, and will be indexed for inflation.
* Technology (analysts, engineers, database administrators); the demand for computer technologists and data-processing services is also expected to increase
117% by 2008, infusing 1.9 million jobs into the pool.
The large increase
in cases in the early 1990s was mainly due to low vaccination coverage because of a new policy, under which vaccination was not recommended for large segments of the population (3).
Since these are key components in claim costs for the casualty insurance lines, it follows that those lines have experienced increases
in claim costs that are considerably above the general inflation level.
The latest increase
should add 3-4[cent]/lb to suppliers' profit margins.
The significant increase
is the result of the huge demand for Internet access combined with the entry of IXCs into local service markets, as well as the emergence of a number of new carriers that are developing high- capacity networks.
Indeed, much-cited studies by two well-regarded labor economists, David Card and Alan Krueger, find that where there have been more or less controlled experiments, for example when New Jersey raised minimum wages but Pennsylvania did not, the effects of the increase
on employment have been negligible or even positive.
in total domestic nonfinancial debt for the year to date was at a pace somewhat below the middle of the Committee's range.
Exports increased after a decrease; autos more than accounted for the increase
The products created from some of that wood would offer more opportunities to increase
Individuals with greater self-efficacy will persist longer in the face of obstacles and, by demonstrating mastery in the situation, their efficacy expectations will further increase
. Individuals with lower self-efficacy expectations will be more likely to cease their efforts prematurely, and their beliefs that they do not have the skills needed to perform successfully in the given situation will be reinforced.