SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Winter weather brings with it plenty of hazards, including risks from carbon monoxide poisoning, and fires. But the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers suggestions for staying safe on those cold winter nights. When storms knock out power, a portable generator canContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Shoveling snow is a strenuous workout that poses risks for people with heart conditions. “We have to think of shoveling snow as a pretty significant exertion, like an exercise,” said Dr. Donald Ford, chair of family medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, in Ohio.Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s sort of like the Goldilocks principle — a room that’s either too dry or too humid can influence transmission of COVID-19 and cause more illness or death, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say. Maintaining an indoor relative humidity between 40% and 60%Continue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Plant-based diets can be better for the environment, but they’re not all created equally, new research shows. The best type of plant-based diet for health and environmental benefits are those higher in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, vegetable oils and tea/coffee. MeanwhileContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Heat waves may be killing prisoners in Texas, according to an analysis that found far-higher-than-normal death rates in the state’s non-air-conditioned prisons. “The majority of Texas prisons do not have universal air conditioning,” noted lead study author Julie Skarha. “And in these settings,Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The devastation left by one of the strongest hurricanes to hit Florida in years is immense. But residents flooded out of their homes by Hurricane Ian must be cautious when they return, federal experts warn. First off, always assume there’s potential risk fromContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As Hurricane Ian slams Florida, a new study finds that many hospitals positioned near the Gulf and East Coasts are vulnerable to severe flooding from such storms. Ian struck the West Coast of Florida Wednesday and careened toward the East Coast. It’s thenContinue Reading