Environment Health News

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8/21/2017
Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American Eclipse

Wearing eye protection is essential, vision experts warn

8/18/2017
Gun Access May Drive Higher Suicide Rates in Rural Areas

Study findings are based on 12-year review of deaths in Maryland

8/18/2017
Dentist Roots Out Clues to Doomed Arctic Expedition

Researcher says Addison's disease might have led to deaths of 1840s Franklin crew

8/17/2017
Health Tip: Throwing Out Leftover Medicine

What to do with drugs you no longer use

8/17/2017
Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD

In poorer countries these respiratory illnesses too often go undiagnosed and untreated, report finds

8/15/2017
Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run

Smartphone study finds young avoid their neighborhoods when threat of danger rises

8/10/2017
Certain Jobs Linked to Raised Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Risk was doubled among men who did electrical work, and tripled among bricklayers, study finds

8/4/2017
Prenatal Exposure to Certain Flame Retardants Linked to Lower IQs

Chemicals known as PBDEs can affect generations to come, researcher says

8/3/2017
Health Tip: Protect Your Kids From Lead

Suggestions to keep them safer

7/31/2017
Earth Will Heat Up by End of Century

Study predicts there's only a 1 percent chance countries will meet the target set in Paris Agreement

7/31/2017
Climate Change May Trigger 60,000 More Premature Deaths by 2030

Worldwide outlook even more grim if nothing done to curb growing air pollution, researchers predict

7/31/2017
Moving From 'Stroke Belt' Doesn't Undo Higher Dementia Risk

Study found odds for mental decline still higher for those born in certain southeastern U.S. states

7/27/2017
Can Dogs Teach Doctors New Tricks?

Dermatologist says yes because there's overlap between some canine and human skin problems

7/25/2017
Health Tip: Conserve Energy

Do your part to save power

7/21/2017
An 'Active' Workstation Won't Lower Your Job Performance

Study found using treadmills, bikes or ellipticals while on the job didn't impair thinking skills

7/12/2017
Climate Change Delivers 'Double Whammy' to 4 in 10 Americans

In some regions, smog and high ragweed pollen levels combine to make it hard to breathe

7/7/2017
Shortage of Bee, Wasp Venom Stings Those With Allergies

Facing expected season-long shortage, doctors urge patients to carry EpiPens just in case

7/7/2017
Guys, a Noisy Bedroom May Not Be Good for Your Fertility

South Korean study found a quieter room was tied to better odds for fatherhood

7/6/2017
Many Parts of the World Lack Soap for Hand-Washing

Areas with lowest rates are in Africa, research shows

7/4/2017
Guard Against Hearing Loss From Fireworks

Don't get too close to those loud booms, hearing specialist suggests

6/30/2017
Heat Deaths in U.S. Cities Could Jump 10-fold If Climate Change Isn't Slowed

America's exit from Paris climate change agreement could lead to more punishing summers, report claims

6/29/2017
Climate Change Likely to Widen Gap Between Rich, Poor in U.S.: Study

South and lower Midwest predicted to take greatest economic hit

6/28/2017
More Summer Sun Equals More Greenland Ice Melt: Study

U.K. researchers find cloud cover has been decreasing for 20 years

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