Pregnancy and Covid: What Women Need to Know

A pregnant woman is more likely to develop serious Covid-19 and to die of it. Several factors amplify the risks.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #maternal-mortality, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #respiratory-diseases, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

FDA Panel Recommends 2 RSV Vaccines for Older Adults

The shots, if approved by the agency, would be the first vaccines publicly available against a respiratory virus that kills thousands a year. Some advisers did cite a small but identifiable health risk.

#deaths-fatalities, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #food-and-drug-administration, #guillain-barre-syndrome, #respiratory-diseases, #respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv, #vaccination-and-immunization, #viruses, #your-feed-healthcare

Shattered Homes and Lurking Disease: Quake Hardships Pile Up

Hundreds of thousands are sheltering in tents, breathing air thick with pollutants unleashed from tombs of rubble, fearful that a new disaster could strike at any moment.

#air-pollution, #buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #disasters-and-emergencies, #foreign-aid, #hatay-province-turkey, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #respiratory-diseases, #turkey, #turkey-earthquake-feb-6-2023

The Mask Mandates Did Nothing. Will Any Lessons Be Learned?

“Do something” is not science, and it shouldn’t have been public policy.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #cochrane-library, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #walensky-rochelle

Why Saving Kids Is Bad Business in America

For hospitals, pediatrics isn’t as lucrative as adult health care — and we’ve been underinvesting in kids for decades.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #respiratory-diseases, #your-feed-opinionvideo

This Party Season, You Don’t Have to R.S.V.P., Just Test

As rising Covid rates collide with a return to holiday festivities, hosts are coming up with inventive compromises.

#christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #masks, #new-year, #parties-social, #respiratory-diseases, #tests-medical, #united-states, #your-feed-science

Cold and Flu Medicine: What to Stock for the ‘Tripledemic’

Doctors weigh in on the essentials families need and what parents can do if they’re unable to find children’s pain reliever.

#children-and-childhood, #colds, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coughs, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #first-aid, #ibuprofen-drug, #influenza, #respiratory-diseases, #respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv, #temperature, #thermometers, #throat, #tylenol-drug

How to Spot Flu Symptoms in Children

This year’s influenza season looks to be particularly bad. We asked doctors what parents need to know about the virus — and need to recognize when things turn serious.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coughs, #fever, #hospitals, #influenza, #parenting, #relenza-drug, #respiratory-diseases, #tamiflu-drug, #viruses

Frustrations Grow Over Company’s Response to Breathing Device Recalls

Lawsuits claim the company, Philips Respironics, knew of problems with its CPAP and other machines long before notifying customers of potential health risks.

#apnea-sleep-disorder, #chemicals, #corporations, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #koninklijke-philips-electronics-nv, #lungs, #medical-devices, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #respiratory-diseases, #respironics-inc-philips-consumer-electronics-co, #sleep, #united-states

Scientists Are Gaining On RSV, a Persistent Threat to Children

Vaccines and treatments are in trials, but the virus remains a leading killer of infants worldwide.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #glaxosmithkline-plc, #infant-mortality, #pfizer-inc, #respiratory-diseases, #respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Home Remedies for Cold and Flu Symptoms

Here’s what we know about some of the most popular remedies that show at least a little promise.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #clinical-trials, #colds, #content-type-service, #coughs, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #herbs, #humidifiers, #immune-system, #influenza, #nose, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #saunas-and-sweat-lodges, #syrups, #throat, #turmeric-spice, #viruses, #vitamin-c, #vitamins, #zinc

After the Storm, the Mold: Warming Is Worsening Another Costly Disaster

Mold in homes is a costly crisis that often accompanies hurricanes and flooding, and climate change is amplifying the rain that feeds outbreaks.

#global-warming, #hurricane-ian-2022, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mold, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #respiratory-diseases

What Is Legionnaires’ Disease and How Can I Protect Myself?

Nearly one out of every 10 people who gets sick with Legionnaires’ dies because of complications from the illness. Here’s what to know about prevention, detection and treatment.

#air-conditioning, #antibiotics, #bacteria, #content-type-service, #elderly, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #legionnairesdisease, #nursing-homes, #pneumonia, #respiratory-diseases, #tests-medical

Bronxites Fear More Traffic In Congestion Pricing Plan

New York City’s congestion pricing program could cut traffic in the busy commercial district but push more vehicles into vulnerable areas.

#air-pollution, #bridges-and-tunnels, #congestion-pricing, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #respiratory-diseases, #roads-and-traffic, #tolls, #transit-systems, #trucks-and-trucking

Can Exercise Strengthen Your Immunity?

Recent research suggests that people who work out have stronger resistance to infectious diseases — including Covid — but experts say the findings need to be tested further.

#cold-and-cold-spells, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #exercise, #immune-system, #muscles, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #vaccination-and-immunization, #weight

This Is Not the Monkeypox That Doctors Thought They Knew

The patients turning up at clinics often have a range of symptoms that are not typical of the infection. Some of the infected seem to have no symptoms at all.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #epidemics, #medicine-and-health, #monkeypox, #nigeria, #respiratory-diseases, #viruses, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-science

What Are Burn Pits, and How Did They Harm U.S. Troops?

Veterans and their advocates describe continuously burning fires on overseas bases that consumed the military’s trash and produced toxic smoke.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #respiratory-diseases, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department, #waste-materials-and-disposal

Can Fire Smoke Cause Lung Cancer?

And how does the risk compare with inhaling smoke from cigarettes?

#cancer, #content-type-service, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #lungs, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #smoking-and-tobacco, #wildfires

Inhalers Don’t Have to Be a Climate Problem

Some inhalers use greenhouse gases to help deliver medication into the lungs. The good news is there are alternatives.

#asthma, #carbon-dioxide, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #lungs, #respiratory-diseases, #united-states

The Supreme Court Dealt a Terrible Blow to Children’s Health

We are now learning that climate change and air pollution can act together to increase health effects.

#air-pollution, #children-and-childhood, #disasters-and-emergencies, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #premature-babies, #respiratory-diseases, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #weather

Air Pollution Kills 10 Million People a Year. Why Do We Accept That as Normal?

Threats often appear larger and more profound the farther off they are, and more manageable and even routine once they arrive

#air-pollution, #asthma, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #politics-and-government, #population, #respiratory-diseases

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.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #hospitals, #immune-system, #respiratory-diseases, #vaccination-and-immunization, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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?

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-dick, #feal-john, #iraq-war-2003-11, #politics-and-government, #respiratory-diseases, #sanchez-ricardo-s, #shulkin-david-j, #stewart-jon, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

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