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  • Over the next three decades, the number of women competing in varsity collegiate athletics grew five-fold, to nearly 170,000, and the number competing in high school sports grew tenfold, to more than 3 million.

    The Good Fight

  • Over the next three decades, the number of women competing in varsity collegiate athletics grew five-fold, to nearly 170,000, and the number competing in high school sports grew tenfold, to more than 3 million.

    The Good Fight

  • Over the next three decades, the number of women competing in varsity collegiate athletics grew five-fold, to nearly 170,000, and the number competing in high school sports grew tenfold, to more than 3 million.

    The Good Fight

  • Oil spilling from a cargo vessel stranded off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island has increased five-fold after it was further damaged by storms Tuesday.

    New Zealand Oil Spill Worsens

  • My hair--a mop of curls that's unruly on its best days, when I've coaxed it into submission with overpriced styling products--had expanded five-fold in the Mumbai humidity.

    The Reporter's New Clothes

  • Salesforce.com shares have risen more than five-fold since November 2008, boosting the value of CEO Marc Benioff's stock options by almost $60 million.

    Top CEOs by Equity Gains

  • Women who had elevated triglycerides—440 milligrams per deciliter, compared with a normal range of 90mg or below—had a 17-fold increase in the risk of heart attack; men had a five-fold increase.

    Countdown to a Food Coma

  • The company's employee roster has tripled over that period, while its sales have grown five-fold.

    The Tough Business of Caring

  • The BRCA mutations are associated with a five-fold risk of getting breast cancer and a 20-fold risk of ovarian cancer compared with people without the mutations, according to the National Cancer Institute.

    Study Weakens Case for Preventive Mastectomy

  • The findings run counter to an influential 2007 study, which found that such women could have as much as a five-fold higher risk of developing the disease as the general population, even if they tested negative for the two genetic mutations known as BRCA1 and BRCA2.

    Study Weakens Case for Preventive Mastectomy

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