TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Sweltering temperatures appear to fuel drug-related hospital visits, a problem that could be worsening with climate change, a new study suggests. “We saw that during periods of higher temperatures, there was a corresponding increase in hospital visits related to alcohol and substance use,Continue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Hot weather can pose serious health risks for older adults. Existing medical conditions, problems moving around and medications raise the risk of heatstroke, according to an expert at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Being prepared can help prevent heat exhaustion and heatstroke.Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Global warming has been linked to higher rates of asthma, heart disease and other health concerns. Now, new research suggests that rising temperatures across the planet may place pregnant women at greater risk for severe pregnancy-related illnesses, especially in their third trimester. AndContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — As waters warm across the United States and hurricanes and flooding season begins, the odds of being infected by flesh-eating bacteria are also rising, U.S. health officials warn. According to a Sept. 1 health alert from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control andContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Death rates skyrocket during extreme weather events among the most vulnerable Americans, especially those from minority groups. A study looking at hurricanes over more than three decades showed that their impacts varied and were driven by differences in social, economic and demographic factorsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — While the record-breaking heat the United States is experiencing this summer can stress people to their limits, it can be particularly hard to navigate for those with mental health issues. “All mental illnesses increase with heat because it results in more fatigue, irritabilityContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Tornado damage to a Pfizer drug-making plant in North Carolina is unlikely to trigger drug shortages across the country, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. “We do not expect there to be any immediate significant impacts on supply, given the products areContinue Reading