Environment Health News

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6/19/2017
With Climate Change, More Deadly Heatwaves Will Strike

Without interventions, three-quarters of planet's inhabitants will suffer, study suggests

6/14/2017
A Sufferer's Guide to Easin' Sneezin' Season

Over-the-counter relief is an option, but a prescription may be needed for severe allergies

6/14/2017
Nighttime Airport Noise May Raise Heart Risks

More research needed to confirm that exposure to aircraft noise is the cause of health issues

6/12/2017
A Monkey's 'Smile' May Not Be Sweet

People who thought the animals were grinning or blowing kisses often got bitten, researchers say

6/12/2017
Stay Safe as Summer Temps Soar

ER physician offers advice on avoiding heat health problems

6/6/2017
Replace Coal With Solar Power to Save Money, Lives

Study suggests the investment would prevent many from dying due to air pollution

6/2/2017
Shifting Weather Can Unleash Pollen 'Superburst'

Trees, grasses and weeds may bloom all at once, creating agony for those with allergies

6/2/2017
Baby Teeth Study Points to Links Between Autism, Lead Levels

Lead exposure raised risk, while too little zinc, manganese did the same

6/2/2017
Zika's Set to Return to Mainland U.S., But Budget Cuts Threaten Response

Health experts warn that less federal funding will make it hard to battle the birth defect-causing virus

6/1/2017
Wild 'Death Cap' Mushroom Seriously Sickens 14 in California

Foraging by novices tied to 3 people needing liver transplants and permanent brain damage in a child

5/30/2017
Climate Change May Hit Cities Hardest: Study

Asphalt, concrete and cars intensify heat effect in urban areas, boosting costs, researchers predict

5/30/2017
Sleep and Temperature

Is climate change affecting how long you sleep at night?

5/26/2017
Warming Climate, More Sleepless Nights?

Poor and elderly will feel the heat the most, study predicts

5/24/2017
Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer?

Study mapped history of bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how diseases spread among patients

5/23/2017
City Life Tough on Teens' Mental Health

Kids raised in urban areas 40 percent more likely to report psychotic experiences, study finds

5/16/2017
Houston, You Have a 'Superbug'

Researchers don't know why strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is affecting this one U.S. city

5/16/2017
Heart Health Might Be a Matter of Geography

U.S. counties where cardiovascular death rates are high or low sometimes sit side-by-side, study finds

5/15/2017
As Temps Rise, Risk of Pregnancy Complication May Too

Extreme cold seems to reduce the chances; heat raises the odds, study suggests

5/11/2017
Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease

People need to be extra cautious when outdoors, with more of the critters after a mild winter

5/9/2017
Climate Change Could Be Catastrophic for Mobile Homes: Study

It suggests that as tornadoes become more prevalent, so will life-threatening dangers

5/8/2017
Addressing Your Cancer Risk

Rural areas a bit safer than urban ones; environmental threats seem key, study says

5/8/2017
Longevity in the U.S.: Location, Location, Location

Study found life expectancy differed by as much as 20 years in different counties

5/2/2017
Climate Change May Worsen Sneezin' Season

Here's expert advice on combating seasonal allergies after second-warmest February ever in U.S.

5/1/2017
Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Flares, Study Finds

Weather forecasts may help public and emergency workers be ready to treat wheezing

4/28/2017
U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine

Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible

4/28/2017
Who You Are May Affect Your Diet More Than Where You Shop

Research counters conventional wisdom about easy access to healthy food choices

4/27/2017
April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Safe disposal helps prevent unwanted meds from being abused, U.S. officials say

4/21/2017
Cleaning, Greening Vacant Lots May Help Fight Crime

Fighting urban blight sends message that residents are paying close attention to the neighborhood

4/17/2017
Seniors' Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces

Small study detects positive brain changes from urban oases

4/17/2017
Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22

Planned as protest against Trump policies, organizers say value of science is at stake

4/14/2017
Shooting Ranges Pose Hidden Risks: Study

Exposure to lead residue from firing guns can bring health harms, researchers say

4/14/2017
Could a Daily Vitamin Curb Smog's Effect on the Heart?

Small study suggests vitamin B might help, but reducing pollution levels remains the priority

4/14/2017
Traffic Pollution and Heart Health

Traffic-related air pollution may impact HDL cholesterol levels, study finds.

4/13/2017
Don't Let Ticks Get Under Your Skin

Bug expert offers tips on protecting yourself from these tiny bloodsuckers

4/13/2017
More Climate-Fueled Wildfires May Lie Ahead

Western U.S. is one of the highest-risk regions in the world, researchers say

4/7/2017
Outdoor Play May Foster Little Environmentalists

Adults who grew up amid natural world are more concerned about the planet, research shows

4/7/2017
City Snow May Be Fouled by Pollution From Cars

As melting begins, chemicals can be released into air, soil and water, researchers suggest

4/7/2017
Can Smog Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

Exposure to fine-particle air pollution linked to dense breast tissue, a risk factor for tumors, study finds

4/6/2017
Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors

Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

4/4/2017
Kitties Absorb Flame Retardants -- How About Your Kiddies?

Cats test positive for harmful chemicals found in house dust, so tots might, too, study suggests

4/4/2017
Global Warming Could Raise Temps to Levels Not Seen for 420M Years: Study

Warns of dire consequences if greenhouse gases are not controlled

4/3/2017
For Firefighters, Another Danger: The Heart

Exposure to high heat and physical exertion may increase risk of heart attacks, study says

3/30/2017
This Fanged Fish Might Someday Help Ease Your Pain

Venom of Australia's fang blenny is a powerful opioid that might lead to better painkillers, scientist says

3/30/2017
Climate Change and Human Health

How does climate change impact your physical and mental health?

3/27/2017
Expect More Deadly Heat From Climate Change, Study Suggests

Countries need to make plans and design interventions to cope with rising temps

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