Environment Health News

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3/23/2017
Scientists Working on Solar-Powered Prosthetic Limbs

Synthetic skin could use sun's energy to power the devices, researchers say

3/21/2017
A Warming Planet Might Mean More Diabetes

Study found a link between increases in temperature and more cases of the blood sugar disease

3/17/2017
Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth

Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear, researcher says

3/16/2017
U.S. Suicide Rates Rising Faster Outside Cities

Hanging-type deaths rose more than gun-related suicides since 1999, CDC says

3/15/2017
Some Bed Bugs Can Traipse Out of Traps

Researchers find one tropical type that climbs its way to freedom

3/9/2017
U.S. Medical Experts Issue Warning on Yellow Fever's Advance

Brazil outbreak has officials worried, and transmission to United States is possible

3/8/2017
Winter a Chilling Time for Heart Failure Patients

Studies found hospitalizations, deaths among these patients highest during that season

3/7/2017
Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap

Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

3/2/2017
FDA Approves New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies

Odactra is a year-round treatment for reactions to the tiny bugs that share your home

3/2/2017
Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids?

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

3/2/2017
Hospital Room Floors May Harbor 'Superbugs'

But that area often overlooked when it comes to infection control, researchers say

2/26/2017
Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health

Inmates at elevated risk of developing cancer, dying from their disease, study finds

2/25/2017
Ice Fishing Can Invite Serious Injuries

Anglers may suffer burns, concussions and broken bones

2/22/2017
After Stroke, 'Blue' Light May Help Beat the Blues

Akin to sunlight, it could ward off depression during rehab, study finds

2/17/2017
How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies

Limiting moisture in the home is key, specialists say

2/10/2017
Pop! Goes That Balloon, and Maybe Your Hearing

Study found noise can exceed safe levels and perhaps damage inner ear

2/10/2017
Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

2/10/2017
Daylight Savings Time May Lower Chances of IVF Success for Some: Study

Rates of miscarriage higher for those with a previous miscarriage

2/8/2017
Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks

Dry environment might alter how easily mosquito-borne virus is transmitted, researchers say

2/2/2017
Astronaut Twins Give Clues to Health Hazards of Spaceflight

NASA researchers compare biological differences between Scott and Mark Kelly

1/30/2017
Snowstorms May Bring Blizzard of Heart Troubles

Study finds higher rate of hospital admissions for heart attack, chest pain 2 days after storm

1/22/2017
Smokers Unleash Harms on Their Pets

Dogs, cats and more suffer from secondhand smoke, FDA warns

1/17/2017
Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu

Cold, dry air helps the virus stay airborne long enough to cause infections, researchers say

1/12/2017
Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death: CDC

More smoking, obesity and less use of seatbelts are some possible reasons why

1/12/2017
Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon

But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says

1/11/2017
The Etiquette of Achoo!

Cover your sneeze to protect those around you, health experts advise

1/9/2017
Warmer Waters May Mean More Toxic Shellfish

New scientific tool helps predict harmful algae blooms in Pacific

1/4/2017
Poor Asthma Sufferers Often Stuck in Homes That Worsen Their Disease

Study finds them living with smokers, mold, rodent and cockroach infestations, and few support systems

1/3/2017
Why Major Zika Outbreak Is Unlikely in U.S.

Higher standard of living reduces odds the virus-carrying mosquitoes will thrive, study says

12/20/2016
Stay Safe, Play Safe in a Winter Wonderland

Athletic trainer offers tips to avoid cold weather-related injuries

12/15/2016
Bad News for Rudolph: Climate Change May Be 'Shrinking' Reindeer

Rainier winters end up trapping food in ice, limiting food supply, researchers say

12/15/2016
Polar Vortex Tightens Grip on U.S.

Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

12/13/2016
Polar Vortex Takes Aim at U.S.

Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

12/13/2016
Zika Still a Threat During Winter Months

Public health expert says mosquito eggs can survive colder temps

12/13/2016
Where You Live May Determine How You Die

Breaking down mortality data by county, most pressing local health problems were pinpointed, study finds

12/7/2016
Expect More Record-Breaking Heat in U.S., Scientists Warn

15 hottest-ever days predicted for every record low if greenhouse gas emissions don't decline

12/7/2016
What's in Tobacco Smoke? Many Americans Don't Know

Surveys show misunderstandings about safety of filters are also common

12/6/2016
New Clues to Huge Jump in U.S. Mosquito Population

Urbanization, DDT pesticide ban played roles, but climate change may become a factor, researchers say

12/6/2016
Are Catholic Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed?

Study suggests that possibility, review authors say, but more research needed to confirm findings

12/2/2016
Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School

Study suggests, but can't prove, that rodent allergens could play a role

11/30/2016
U.S. to Ban Smoking in Public Housing

Agencies have 18 months to implement smoke-free policies

11/28/2016
Lengthy Space Missions May Harm Astronauts' Vision

Problem linked to changes in amount of fluid around the brain and spinal cord, researchers say

11/25/2016
Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows

It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the disease

11/23/2016
Survival Tips for Holiday Road Trips

Staying calm and being prepared can help you reach your destination safely

11/18/2016
Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina

One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

11/16/2016
Is Your ATM Dispensing Bacteria?

Study in New York City found most of the germs came from human skin, food

11/4/2016
MS Symptoms May Develop Earlier in Darker, Cooler Climes

Study results suggest latitude affects timing of disease onset

11/3/2016
American Homes Double as Bug Retreats

More than 600 types cohabit with people in their living space

11/2/2016
Icy Slurry May Be Best Way to Hydrate in Extreme Heat: Study

Water's temperature appears to be more important than how much you drink, researchers find

10/25/2016
Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young

Utah study suggests elderly and ill aren't the only ones hurt by dirty air