The Health Effects of Extreme Heat

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.

#air-conditioning, #anatomy-and-physiology, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #heatstroke, #india, #kenya, #pennsylvania-state-university, #respiratory-diseases, #sweating, #university-of-sydney, #weather

A Million Pandemic Deaths, and These Are Still Uncounted

These pandemic deaths are still uncounted.

#adventist-health-lodi-memorial-hospital, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #income-inequality, #medicine-and-health, #respiratory-diseases

The Monster That Followed Him Home From War

A disabled veteran takes his case to the Supreme Court.

#burn-pits, #iraq-war-2003-11, #medicine-and-health, #respiratory-diseases, #veterans

Shrugs Over Flu Signal Future Attitudes About Covid

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #history-academic-subject, #influenza, #influenza-epidemic-1918-19, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

E.P.A. Plans Tighter Tailpipe Rules for Trucks, Vans and Buses

For the first time since 2001, the government is setting more stringent limits on pollution from trucks, vans, and buses that harms human health.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environmental-protection-agency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-council-on-clean-transportation, #regan-michael-s-1976, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #respiratory-diseases, #trucks-and-trucking, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Administration to Reinstate Mercury Pollution Rules Weakened Under Trump

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.

#air-pollution, #coal, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #mercury-metal, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #respiratory-diseases

When Omicron Isn’t So Mild

For those with underlying medical conditions, the latest pandemic wave has still posed a threat.

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Even Low Levels of Soot Can Be Deadly to Older People, Research Finds

The four-year air pollution study, which followed 68.5 million older Americans, was the first of its kind.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #elderly, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #health-effects-institute, #lungs, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

For the Climate, Biden Must Be More Aggressive in Ending New Truck and Bus Emissions

To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles. 

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #canada, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #environmental-defense-fund, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #germany, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organized-labor, #quebec-province-canada, #respiratory-diseases, #states-us, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

The Soldiers Came Home Sick. The Government Denied It Was Responsible.

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?

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RSV In My Child: Should I Be Concerned?

Respiratory syncytial virus is showing an unusual summer surge.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hospitals, #oconnor-anahad, #parenting, #respiratory-diseases, #seasons-and-months

Is Nose Hair Essential to Fighting Off Colds and Other Viral Illnesses?

Expert advice on whether trimming or waxing your nose hairs might increase the risk of respiratory infections.

#allergies, #asthma, #colds, #content-type-service, #hair, #lancet-the-journal, #nose, #respiratory-diseases

Why Everyone Has the Worst Summer Cold Ever

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.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colds, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #coughs, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #immune-system, #influenza, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #respiratory-diseases, #summer-season, #viruses

E.P.A. to Review Rules on Soot Linked to Deaths, Which Trump Declined to Tighten

The Biden administration says it will consider tougher limits on a deadly air pollutant that disproportionately affects low-income and minority communities.

#air-pollution, #american-lung-assn, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #harvard-university, #lungs, #medicine-and-health, #regan-michael-s-1976, #respiratory-diseases, #trump-donald-j

‘Delayed Prescribing’ May Help Cut Down on Antibiotic Use

Most respiratory illnesses don’t require antibiotics, which can have harmful side effects.

#antibiotics, #doctors, #drug-resistance-microbial, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #infections, #otitis, #respiratory-diseases

Indonesian Lawsuit Seeks Court’s Help in Pollution Battle

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.

#air-pollution, #environment, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #joko-widodo, #politics-and-government, #respiratory-diseases, #roads-and-traffic, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Where Does a Candle Go When It Burns?

Just saying, maybe go easy with the candelabras.

#air-pollution, #candles, #content-type-service, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #respiratory-diseases, #smoking-and-tobacco, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Can Covid Research Help Solve the Mysteries of Other Viruses?

The coronavirus may help scientists understand why some people with common viral infections develop severe complications, like heart damage or blood clots.

#blood-clots, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #heart, #influenza, #lungs, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #smell-olfaction, #viruses

There’s No ‘One Size Fits All’ Treatment for Asthma

A new set of guidelines recognizes the complexity in the interaction between a patient’s genetics and the environment.

#air-pollution, #allergies, #asthma, #carpets-and-rugs, #journal-of-allergy-and-clinical-immunology-the, #mites, #respiratory-diseases

How Climate Change May Affect Your Health

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.

#air-pollution, #asthma, #center-for-environmental-health, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #global-warming, #pollution, #respiratory-diseases, #water-pollution, #wildfires

The Coronavirus Pandemic: A Timeline

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.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #deaths-fatalities, #hubei-province-china, #infections, #li-wenliang, #princess-diamond, #quarantines, #respiratory-diseases, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #travel-warnings, #viruses, #world-health-organization, #wuhan-china

These Algorithms Could End the Scourge of Tuberculosis

In rural India and other places where tuberculosis is rampant, A.I. that scans lung X-rays might eliminate the scourge.

#artificial-intelligence, #hospitals, #india, #medical-devices, #mobile-applications, #qure-ai, #qxr-mobile-app, #respiratory-diseases, #rural-areas, #shortages, #tests-medical, #tuberculosis, #x-rays, #your-feed-science

Trump Says He’s Beaten Covid-19. Doctors Aren’t So Sure.

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.

#conley-sean-patrick, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dexamethasone-drug, #doctors, #lungs, #oxygen, #respiratory-diseases, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020, #your-feed-healthcare

Abandoned Rio Tinto Mine Is Blamed for Poisoned Bougainville Rivers

Residents of the Papua New Guinea region have accused the mining giant of environmental and human rights violations and asked for an investigation.

#australia, #bougainville-papua-new-guinea, #copper-brass-and-bronze, #gold, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #indigenous-australians, #mines-and-mining, #papua-new-guinea, #respiratory-diseases, #rio-tinto-plc, #rivers, #water-pollution

We’ll Have to Learn to Live With Smoke. Here’s Why.

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.

#air-pollution, #environment, #global-warming, #portland-ore, #respiratory-diseases, #wildfires

How to Protect Children from Wildfire Smoke

Even if flames are far away, smoke can travel and threaten kids’ health. But staying inside has trade-offs too.

#air-pollution, #asthma, #children-and-childhood, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #lungs, #masks, #respiratory-diseases, #wildfires

How Flu Shots Can Help in the Fight Against Covid-19

Experts worry that the two diseases could overwhelm the health care system and create a new shortage of hospital beds and personal protective equipment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #influenza, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #respiratory-diseases, #vaccination-and-immunization

Wildfire Smoke Is Dangerous. Here’s How to Protect Yourself.

Smoke spreads misery, including health problems, far beyond fire zones. We have key facts and tips.

#air-pollution, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environment, #global-warming, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #wildfires

Is Staying Home Harming Your Child’s Immune System?

Why exposure to other germy kids might matter.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cytomegalovirus, #immune-system, #parenting, #respiratory-diseases, #respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv

America Has Mistreated Its Coal Miners. Here’s Their Fight for Justice.

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.

#black-lung-disease, #books-and-literature, #coal, #hamby-chris, #mines-and-mining, #respiratory-diseases, #soul-full-of-coal-dust-a-fight-for-breath-and-justice-in-appalachia-book

Covid-19 Is Creating a Wave of Heart Disease

Emerging data show that some of the coronavirus’s most potent damage is inflicted on the heart.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #heart, #respiratory-diseases, #united-states

As the Country Opens Up, Children With Disabilities Are Getting Left Behind

The kids who most need social interaction this summer won’t be getting it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #down-syndrome, #intellectual-disabilities, #parenting, #respiratory-diseases, #special-education, #summer-season

How to Navigate Your Community Reopening? Remember the Four C’s

Close contact, confined spaces, crowds, choices — these are the considerations to ponder now.

#buses, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #epidemics, #funerals-and-memorials, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #respiratory-diseases, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states, #your-feed-science

How to Remove Mold Safely

The truth about black mold, fungus farts and that goop in the corner of your shower.

#allergies, #asthma, #mold, #parenting, #respiratory-diseases

Tear Gas Used in George Floyd Protests Could Lead to New Coronavirus Wave

Tear gas brings temporary misery by stinging eyes and throats. There’s also evidence that it may increase the risk of respiratory illness.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #respiratory-diseases, #tear-gas, #united-states

Treating Mild Coronavirus Cases Could Help Save Everyone

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?

#antibiotics, #antibodies, #chicken-pox, #china, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hepatitis, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #immune-system, #influenza, #national-institute-of-allergy-and-infectious-diseases, #national-institutes-of-health, #preventive-medicine, #quarantines, #rabies, #respiratory-diseases, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #tamiflu-drug, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #wuhan-china

The Coronavirus Vaccine May Have a Shortcut: Infecting Volunteers

Should we take it?

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #ethics-personal, #oxford-university, #respiratory-diseases, #smallpox, #viruses

The Infection That’s Silently Killing Coronavirus Patients

This is what I learned during 10 days of treating Covid pneumonia at Bellevue Hospital.

#bellevue-hospital-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #oxygen, #pneumonia, #respiratory-diseases, #ventilators-medical

Asthma Is Absent Among Top Covid-19 Risk Factors, Early Data Shows

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.

#asthma, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #lungs, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-state, #research, #respiratory-diseases

Stay 6 Feet Apart, We’re Told. But How Far Can Air Carry Coronavirus?

Most of the big droplets travel a mere six feet. The role of tiny aerosols is the “trillion dollar question.”

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lungs, #nose, #physics, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #respiratory-system, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Coronavirus in New York: 13 Confirmed Cases

Here’s how the outbreak, and the reaction to it, has unfolded in the state.

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How Does the Coronavirus Compare With the Flu?

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.

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Here Comes the Coronavirus Pandemic

Now, after many fire drills, the world may be facing a real fire.

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