Older People Are Contributing to Climate Change, and Suffering From It

When it comes to discussing climate change, older people may have one advantage: They have watched it happen. In the nine Northeastern states, for instance, where average winter temperatures climbed 3.8 degrees Fahrenheit between 1970 and 2000, they have seen fewer snow-covered days, and more shrubs flowering ever earlier. And they have experienced hotter summers. In New York City, daily […]

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Don't Let the Summer Weather Make Your Vagina Hot, Itchy and Angry

Summer can be pretty freaking awesome — lounging on a beach, picnicking by a lake, romancing in a hot tub. Then, there are times when warm weather and seasonal activities can lead to not-so-fun moments for your ladybits. Here are six instances when you might experience issues down there, fixes for when you do, and ways to potentially avoid them […]

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Detecting pollution with a compact laser source

Researchers at EPFL have come up with a new middle infrared light source that can detect greenhouse and other gases, as well as molecules in a person’s breath. The compact system, which resembles a tiny suitcase, contains just two parts: a standard laser together with a photonic chip measuring a few millimeters across. The research is detailed in an article […]

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International aid helps Mozambique fight cholera in Beira

As Mozambique battles to control a fast-spreading cholera outbreak in the cyclone-hit central city of Beira, international assistance is arriving. The number of cholera cases jumped to 271 over the weekend although no deaths from the disease had been reported. More than 500 people have died in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai , which slammed into Beira more than two weeks […]

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Kawasaki disease: One disease, multiple triggers: Recent clustering of Kawasaki disease in San Diego points to environmental causes

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and international collaborators have evidence that Kawasaki Disease (KD) does not have a single cause. By studying weather patterns and geographical distributions of patients in San Diego, the research team determined that this inflammatory disease likely has multiple environmental triggers influenced by a combination of temperature, […]

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Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 — Certain weather conditions are associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published online Oct. 24 in JAMA Cardiology. Moman A. Mohammad, M.D., from Lund University in Sweden, and colleagues used daily weather data from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and the Swedish nationwide coronary care unit registry to […]

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