FRIDAY, Nov. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — While climate change gets a lot of notice for its numerous negative impacts around the globe, children’s allergies may not be among them. Despite climate change, with the longer growing seasons and larger pollen loads that are attributed to it, more than 5,800Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Contaminated water is the leading cause of large-scale outbreaks of infectious diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people, researchers say. These health threats are called zoonotic infectious diseases, and recent outbreaks include COVID-19 and Ebola. “In the age of COVID-19, itContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Climate change is already making Americans sick and researchers warn that the nation must take swift action to protect people’s well-being. “Climate change effects aren’t just an abstraction, something that will happen years from now. They are happening today, and they impact everyContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — You can add obesity and its related health risks to the long list of threats posed by climate change, researchers report. In a new review, researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia outlined the association between climate change and obesity. As globalContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Urban dwellers around the globe are sweating through three times as many “extreme heat” days as their counterparts did in the 1980s, a new study suggests. The study is the latest to chart humans’ growing exposure to dangerously high temperatures. Experts said itContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The rings of stately pines on the coasts of North and South Carolina offer telling long-term evidence of climate change and a chilling forecast for the future. The upshot: The last 300 years have gotten wetter and wetter, making hurricanes ever more dangerous.Continue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nuclear war would trigger worldwide climate change and take a dire toll on food production and human health, according to scientists who studied different scenarios using a modern climate model. “Although we suspected that ozone would be destroyed after nuclear war and thatContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s not just athletes on the field who suffer when outdoor temperatures get too high. Members of college and high school marching bands are at increased risk of heat-related illness, too, researchers warn. “They go out there, and they often wear these reallyContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 31, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Along with other dangers, the aftermath of Hurricane Ida could pose significant heart health risks. Stress and trauma from the storm that slammed into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and other states could increase heart risk, and the impact may be more significant for heartContinue Reading

SATURDAY, July 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — This summer has brought dangerous, record-breaking heat to parts of the United States and Canada. The hot weather poses an extra challenge for pregnant women. Mothers-to-be need to stay cool to avoid heat exhaustion and its complications, according to an expert at BaylorContinue Reading