TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Weather disasters driven by climate change are stressing out U.S. teenagers, a new study warns. Teens with the most firsthand experience of events like hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, droughts and wildfires were more likely to show signs of mental distress than peers who hadn’tContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) — As sweltering summer days become more common, the number of Americans who die of heat-related heart problems or strokes could soar over the next few decades, a new study projects. The study — published Oct. 30 in the journal Circulation — estimates thatContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Climate change is bringing diseases once considered tropical afflictions to the United States, and new research warns that a parasite spread by sand flies may be the latest to join this growing list. The Leishmania parasite causes several forms of the disease leishmaniasis,Continue Reading

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