Researchers are drilling down into the ways life on a hotter planet will tax our bodies, and looking for protections that, unlike air-conditioning, don’t make the problem worse.
These pandemic deaths are still uncounted.
A disabled veteran takes his case to the Supreme Court.
The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t prompted most Americans to take influenza more seriously. Instead, more people are likely to think of Covid the way they think of flu, experts say.
For the first time since 2001, the government is setting more stringent limits on pollution from trucks, vans, and buses that harms human health.
The E.P.A. will resume enforcing limits on the release of mercury, a neurotoxin linked to developmental damage in children, from coal-burning power plants.
For those with underlying medical conditions, the latest pandemic wave has still posed a threat.
The four-year air pollution study, which followed 68.5 million older Americans, was the first of its kind.
To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles.
U.S. service members and veterans have long insisted that the military’s garbage-disposal fires in war zones made them ill. Why were their claims stonewalled for so long?
Respiratory syncytial virus is showing an unusual summer surge.
Expert advice on whether trimming or waxing your nose hairs might increase the risk of respiratory infections.
As pandemic restrictions begin to relax, common viruses that cause drippy noses, stuffy heads and other cold symptoms have roared back to taunt your immune system.
The Biden administration says it will consider tougher limits on a deadly air pollutant that disproportionately affects low-income and minority communities.
Most respiratory illnesses don’t require antibiotics, which can have harmful side effects.
A district court in Indonesia’s capital is expected to rule soon in a suit accusing the president and top officials of failing to curb pollution.
Just saying, maybe go easy with the candelabras.
The coronavirus may help scientists understand why some people with common viral infections develop severe complications, like heart damage or blood clots.
A new set of guidelines recognizes the complexity in the interaction between a patient’s genetics and the environment.
No matter where you live or how high your socioeconomic status, climate change can endanger your health, both physical and mental, now and in the future.
The outbreak of the virus has sickened more than 80 million people. At least 1.7 million people have died. Here’s how the year unfolded.
In rural India and other places where tuberculosis is rampant, A.I. that scans lung X-rays might eliminate the scourge.
Mr. Trump’s physician has given an incomplete, upbeat picture of his health. Medical experts warn that the president is entering a pivotal, unpredictable phase.
Residents of the Papua New Guinea region have accused the mining giant of environmental and human rights violations and asked for an investigation.
There’s a huge fire debt in the West that must be paid off, experts say, either through controlled burns or out-of-control blazes. Either way, that means smoke.
Even if flames are far away, smoke can travel and threaten kids’ health. But staying inside has trade-offs too.
Experts worry that the two diseases could overwhelm the health care system and create a new shortage of hospital beds and personal protective equipment.
Smoke spreads misery, including health problems, far beyond fire zones. We have key facts and tips.
Why exposure to other germy kids might matter.
In “Soul Full of Coal Dust,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hamby tells the story of black lung and the mining companies who refused to take responsibility for its harm.
Emerging data show that some of the coronavirus’s most potent damage is inflicted on the heart.
The kids who most need social interaction this summer won’t be getting it.
Close contact, confined spaces, crowds, choices — these are the considerations to ponder now.
The truth about black mold, fungus farts and that goop in the corner of your shower.
Tear gas brings temporary misery by stinging eyes and throats. There’s also evidence that it may increase the risk of respiratory illness.
Acting before or very soon after an infection is the best way to handle most acute viral diseases. Why aren’t we focusing on that with Covid-19?
Should we take it?
This is what I learned during 10 days of treating Covid pneumonia at Bellevue Hospital.
Despite warnings that asthmatics were at higher risk for severe illness from the coronavirus, asthma is showing up in only about five percent of New York State’s fatal Covid cases.
Most of the big droplets travel a mere six feet. The role of tiny aerosols is the “trillion dollar question.”
Here’s how the outbreak, and the reaction to it, has unfolded in the state.
As new cases appear on the West Coast, some — including the president — are comparing it to the seasonal flu. Here’s a close look at the differences.
Now, after many fire drills, the world may be facing a real fire.