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07 Feb

Calling a Food 'Light' in Calories May Backfire

A new study finds people eat more when a meal is labeled ‘light’ as opposed to ‘filling’.

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03 Dec
Winter Brings Rise in Carbon Monoxide Danger: Stay Safe

Winter Brings Rise in Carbon Monoxide Danger: Stay Safe

Winter weather brings with it plenty of hazards, including risks from carbon monoxide poisoning, and fires.

But the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (

02 Dec
Winter Holidays Are High Time for Heart Attacks: Protect Yourself

Winter Holidays Are High Time for Heart Attacks: Protect Yourself

The winter holidays are a time of celebrating and sharing precious time with family and friends, but they can also be deadly: More people die of heart attacks on Christmas Day than on any other day of the year.

Experts aren't certain what's behind that troubling fact, b...

01 Dec
Green Spaces Give Mental Boost, Even When White With Snow

Green Spaces Give Mental Boost, Even When White With Snow

If you need a body image boost, go outdoors.

Whether you're in green space, a blue space near a river or the ocean or even a snowy environment, it can make a difference.

“A body of evidence now exists showing that nature exposure — living close to, frequentin...

28 Nov
Climate Change May Bring More Fungal Lung Infections

Climate Change May Bring More Fungal Lung Infections

Fungal lung infections are spreading to parts of the United States where they were once never seen — likely a result of climate change, experts say.

To the average person, the term fungal infection may conjure up thoughts of athlete's foot or toenail problems. But...

24 Nov
Flakes Are Falling Again: Here's the Safe Way to Shovel Snow

Flakes Are Falling Again: Here's the Safe Way to Shovel Snow

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

18 Nov
There Might Be a Perfect Indoor Humidity to Curb COVID Spread

There Might Be a Perfect Indoor Humidity to Curb COVID Spread

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...

14 Nov
Healthy Dining Is Healthy for the Planet, Too

Healthy Dining Is Healthy for the Planet, Too

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 ...

12 Nov
Got the 'Winter Blues'? Exercise Can Help

Got the 'Winter Blues'? Exercise Can Help

A good workout can boost mood, making it an ideal routine as the days get shorter and darker.

If you're one of the millions affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and you feel tired, unmotivated, down on life and crave carbs and sweets, staying active can help. An...

10 Nov
As Nicole Pummels Florida, Experts Warn of Generator Dangers

As Nicole Pummels Florida, Experts Warn of Generator Dangers

Hurricane Nicole left thousands of Floridians without power Thursday morning, leading the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to warn residents about the dangers of generators and candles.

The Category 1 hurricane ...

08 Nov
Heat Waves, No A/C: A Deadly Combo at Texas Prisons

Heat Waves, No A/C: A Deadly Combo at Texas Prisons

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 ...

18 Oct
Along Eastern Seaboard, Hurricanes Getting Bigger, Wetter

Along Eastern Seaboard, Hurricanes Getting Bigger, Wetter

The Atlantic seaboard could be in for faster-forming and wetter hurricanes, new research warns.

Climate change is the overarching cause, experts say.

As parts of the United S...

01 Oct
Get Ready for Those Fall Allergies

Get Ready for Those Fall Allergies

Allergy sufferers know that symptoms don't just appear in spring or summer. Fall, too, can bring about sneezing and trouble breathing, as can volatile weather patterns.

“People frequently experience

30 Sep
After Ian's Destruction: How to Safely Enter, Clean Flood-Damaged Homes

After Ian's Destruction: How to Safely Enter, Clean Flood-Damaged Homes

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 from

29 Sep
Hurricanes Threaten Many U.S. Coastal Hospitals With Serious Flooding

Hurricanes Threaten Many U.S. Coastal Hospitals With Serious Flooding

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 then expected to vee...

28 Sep
Experts Issue Warning About Carbon Monoxide Dangers Ahead of Hurricane Ian

Experts Issue Warning About Carbon Monoxide Dangers Ahead of Hurricane Ian

As Florida and nearby states brace for the potential impact of Hurricane Ian, residents in the storm's path should also think about the hazards they may face in its aftermath.

If high winds take out your electricity, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) off...

22 Sep
A Hotter World Can Worsen Heart Failure

A Hotter World Can Worsen Heart Failure

Climate change could spell trouble for those with heart failure, a new study suggests.

When the temperatures soared in France during the summer of 2019, the heat wave appears to have worsened the conditions of heart...

10 Sep
As Heat Continues Through Fall, Shield Yourself from UTIs

As Heat Continues Through Fall, Shield Yourself from UTIs

As summer gives way to fall, hot weather isn't likely to let up anytime soon, and that means it's important to stay hydrated to keep urinary tract infections at bay.

Getting

08 Sep
As Thermometer Rises, So Does Hate Speech on Twitter

As Thermometer Rises, So Does Hate Speech on Twitter

Internet hotheads are often literally that, with hateful tweets rising in number as temperatures soar, a new study reports.

Temperatures higher than 86 degrees Fahrenheit are consistently linked to heavy increases in online hate messages, according to a review of more th...

26 Aug
Heat Waves That Threaten Lives Will Be Common by 2100

Heat Waves That Threaten Lives Will Be Common by 2100

Life-threatening heat waves will become more common by the end of this century, according to a new study.

A “dangerous” heat index — what the temperature feels like when humidity and air temperature are combined — is defined by the National Weather Service (NWS) ...

26 Aug
Too Few U.S. Cities Have Good Hurricane Evacuation Plans

Too Few U.S. Cities Have Good Hurricane Evacuation Plans

This year's hurricane season has been quiet so far, but if and when it cranks up many American cities won't be prepared to execute mass evacuations, a new study finds.

After Hurricane Katrina slammed into...

22 Aug
Cooler Weather Could Mean More Diabetes in Dogs

Cooler Weather Could Mean More Diabetes in Dogs

Just like their humans, dogs are more often diagnosed with diabetes in certain places and times of year, new research reveals.

Diagnoses of type 1 diabetes in humans rise during the winter months a...

13 Aug
Up Your Skin Care Routine During Hot Summer Months

Up Your Skin Care Routine During Hot Summer Months

Sweating can affect your skin, so learning how to handle it should be an important part of your skin care regime, a Baylor C...

12 Aug
Wind Can Uproot Kids' Bouncy Castles, With Tragic Results

Wind Can Uproot Kids' Bouncy Castles, With Tragic Results

Inflatable bounce houses are big, colorful, cheap to rent and practically scream "childhood fun." So, what could possibly go wrong?

It turns out plenty. For one thing, the air-filled party staples are vulnerable to being blown aloft and even flipped over if left unmoored...

09 Aug
Climate Change Making 218 Infectious Diseases Even Worse

Climate Change Making 218 Infectious Diseases Even Worse

Flooding, heat waves and drought have made 58% of infectious diseases worse, a new analysis claims.

For the review of previous studies, published Aug. 8 in the journal Nature Climate Change,...

08 Aug
Global Warming Will Mean More Unfit, Unhealthy Kids Worldwide: Study

Global Warming Will Mean More Unfit, Unhealthy Kids Worldwide: Study

Children are not as physically fit as their parents were when they were kids, and this will likely harm them as the Earth warms, new research claims.

The findings are based on a comprehensive review of more ...

24 Jul
It's Hurricane Season, So Get Your Storm Medical Kit Together

It's Hurricane Season, So Get Your Storm Medical Kit Together

Living in a region where tropical storms, hurricanes or other weather emergencies are likely means being ready for a quick evacuation.

"Part of preparedness is having a plan," said Dr. James McDeavitt, executive vice president and dean of clinical affairs at Baylor Colle...

19 Jul
Which Americans Are Most (and Least) Prepared for Disasters?

Which Americans Are Most (and Least) Prepared for Disasters?

When hurricanes, floods and fires hit, everyone can struggle to respond and cope, but new research suggests that women, people with kids under 18, renters, the poor, and Black and Asian Americans are the most vulnerable to weather disasters.

These groups need special he...

18 Jul
Weather and Arthritis: Is There Really a Connection?

Weather and Arthritis: Is There Really a Connection?

It's long been conventional wisdom that weather makes arthritis pain worse.

The issue has been studied through the years, with conflicting findings. But three recent studies found weather does have some impact, said Dr. Robert Shmerling, writing for the

17 Jul
Panting Pooches: When Summer Heat Is Too Much for Your Dog

Panting Pooches: When Summer Heat Is Too Much for Your Dog

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your dog, but when the temperatures spike or the fireworks come out, it's time to make sure your furry best friend is having just as good a time as you are.

When a

16 Jul
Stay Safe in Summer's Sizzle

Stay Safe in Summer's Sizzle

Temperatures are skyrocketing across the United States, as the high sky sun bakes everyone who ventures out for some summer fun.

Unfortunately, these record high temperatures increase your risk of experiencing

15 Jul
People on Dialysis Face Higher Death Risk After Hurricanes

People on Dialysis Face Higher Death Risk After Hurricanes

A hurricane threatens anyone in its path, but it can be especially deadly for people who need kidney dialysis to survive, new research shows.

An analysis of patient data spanning two decades l...

05 Jul
High Heat, Heavy Smog a Deadly Combo: Study

High Heat, Heavy Smog a Deadly Combo: Study

Heat coupled with smog can be a particularly lethal mix, especially for older adults, a new study finds.

Unfortunately, both hot temperatures and air pollution are going to increase as the planet warms, and so will deaths, researchers report.

"We are experiencing m...

21 Jun
As Heat Waves Continue, Experts Urge Steps to Stay Safe

As Heat Waves Continue, Experts Urge Steps to Stay Safe

As a weekend heat wave that put more than 15 million Americans in the Northern and Central Plains on alert slowly moves east, the nation's emergency doctors have advice to keep you safe.

"Overexposure to the sun or heat can turn into an emergency faster than most people ...

22 May
Spring's Double Trouble: Asthma Plus Seasonal Allergies

Spring's Double Trouble: Asthma Plus Seasonal Allergies

If you have both asthma and seasonal allergies, there are ways to reduce the impacts of that double whammy, an expert says.

People with asthma, a chronic lung condition, should try to control or preven...

20 May
Global Warming Could Mean Less Sleep for Billions

Global Warming Could Mean Less Sleep for Billions

Anyone who's tried to sleep on a hot summer night knows how hard it is to nod off when the mercury is rising.

So it's no surprise that global warming is likely to cost people more and more shut-eye as temperatures around the world rise.

By the end of this century, ...

18 May
Workers in U.S. Southwest in Peril as Summer Temperatures Rise

Workers in U.S. Southwest in Peril as Summer Temperatures Rise

It's getting hotter and hotter outside due to global warming and, as a result, outdoor workers in southwestern states are increasingly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses.

Making matters worse, many of these workers may not realize their health is in jeopardy.

Thi...

28 Apr
Climate Change Will Make Pandemics Like COVID More Likely: Report

Climate Change Will Make Pandemics Like COVID More Likely: Report

Planet Earth is growing hotter, forcing different animal species to migrate to new areas and interact with other unfamiliar creatures at an increasing rate.

That phenomenon could have dire consequences to human health, a new study says, raising the odds for new viral ill...

29 Mar
More Balmy Summer Nights, Higher Heart Death Rate in Men

More Balmy Summer Nights, Higher Heart Death Rate in Men

Warm summer nights may leave you tossing and turning in bed, but that could be the least of your worries. Just a slight rise in summer nighttime temperatures increases the risk of heart-related death for men in their 60s, a new study shows.

"Considering the growing likel...

26 Mar
As Climate Change Worsens Allergy Season, Tips on How to Cope

As Climate Change Worsens Allergy Season, Tips on How to Cope

Climate change is prompting longer pollen seasons and higher pollen counts, which spells trouble for people with seasonal allergies, allergists warn.

"Allergy seasons have been changing in North America and ...

23 Mar
Heat Waves Tied to Climate Change Are Upping U.S. Heart Deaths

Heat Waves Tied to Climate Change Are Upping U.S. Heart Deaths

An increase in heat waves driven by climate change is causing hundreds more heart disease deaths in the United States each year, with men and Black people at particular risk, researchers say.

Each year, the United States now has about three times as many heat waves as in...

21 Mar
U.S. Wildfires: Much Bigger, More Frequent Now

U.S. Wildfires: Much Bigger, More Frequent Now

U.S. wildfires have become larger, more frequent and more widespread in the past two decades, and the situation will become even worse in the future, a new study warns.

"Projected changes in

14 Mar
Warming World Means More Cases of Dangerous Low-Salt Condition

Warming World Means More Cases of Dangerous Low-Salt Condition

A spike in hospitalizations for a dangerous low-salt condition is the latest in a growing list of health threats linked to climate change.

An average global temperature increase of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit could lead to a 14% increase in hospitalizations for critically low...

08 Mar
More Hurricanes Mean Rising Death Toll for Americans

More Hurricanes Mean Rising Death Toll for Americans

From drowning to being struck by flying debris, the immediate dangers of hurricanes are well known, but these events also boost your risk of dying from a host of hidden diseases and conditions that occur in the storm's aftermath.

The

01 Mar
Fewer Rainy Days Are Bringing Earlier Springs

Fewer Rainy Days Are Bringing Earlier Springs

Never mind what the calendar says -- your plants will tell you when spring is here.

And even in Northern regions, they're leafing out earlier than ever in recent decades due to climate change. In a

24 Feb
A Hotter Climate Could Trigger More Mental Health Crises

A Hotter Climate Could Trigger More Mental Health Crises

Extreme heat from climate change is making it harder for people with mental illness and drug addiction to cope and adding to pressure on pandemic-stretched U.S. emergency rooms.

During these severe summer temperature spikes, Americans with depression, anxiety, mood disor...

03 Feb
Winter Storms Bring Carbon Monoxide Danger to Homes

Winter Storms Bring Carbon Monoxide Danger to Homes

With winter storms roaring through much of the United States this week, millions of Americans may face power outages that could put them at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and fires as they try to keep warm, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns.

When the p...

30 Jan
Take These Winter Workout Tips to Heart

Take These Winter Workout Tips to Heart

Tempted to take your workout into the great outdoors?

Be aware that there are both benefits and risks to exercising outdoors during the winter.

17 Jan
Carbon Monoxide Deaths Soar During Power Outages

Carbon Monoxide Deaths Soar During Power Outages

Power outages are becoming more frequent in the United States, and a new study highlights one consequence of prolonged blackouts: carbon monoxide poisonings.

Looking at major U.S. power outages between 2007 and 2018, researchers found that carbon monoxide poisonings spik...

16 Jan
11 Jan
Rain or Shine, Allergies Are Tough. What's the Link to Weather?

Rain or Shine, Allergies Are Tough. What's the Link to Weather?

If you think frequent changes in weather are triggering your allergy symptoms, you may be right.

A shift from a cold front to a rainy day then back to warm weather can have an impact on those with allergies<...

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