News tagged with humidity
As the weather starts to cool down and winter clothes enter rotation in our wardrobes, some peculiar combinations emerge: shorts and scarves; thongs and jackets; T-shirts and beanies. The last is often explained ...
Other Apr 09, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Two types of environmental conditions—cold-dry and humid-rainy—are associated with seasonal influenza epidemics, according to an epidemiological study led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Higher humidity levels indoors can significantly reduce the infectivity of influenza virus particles released by coughing, according to research published February 27 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by John Noti and co ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The American public can expect to add earlier and more severe flu seasons to the fallout from climate change, according to a research study published online Jan. 28 in PLOS Currents: Influenza.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Influenza, commonly known as the flu, has distinct transmission patterns around the world. In temperate regions, influenza's occurrence peaks during the winter season, while in some tropical regions, the ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Houses and other buildings used to grow marijuana indoors contain high levels of mold, which could pose a health threat to residents living there and law enforcement agents investigating them, according ...
Health Sep 17, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 3
The Midwest is under an air quality alert for dangerous levels of mold. The Midwest mold count today is 60,000 – well over the 50,000 threshold that signals a dangerous air quality warning.
Health Sep 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
May is asthma awareness month, and with summer right around the corner, a study shows that doctors may be closer to understanding why patients with mild asthma have such difficulty breathing during hot, humid weather. The ...
Immunology Jun 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(AP) -- Raw sprouts from the sandwich chain Jimmy John's have been linked to an outbreak of foodborne illness - again.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Nose feel congested and stuffed up? Scientists from the Monell Center report that the annoying feeling of nasal obstruction is related to the temperature and humidity of inhaled air. The findings suggest that sensory feedback ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 13, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Anti-caking agents in powdered products may hasten degradation of vitamin C instead of doing what they are supposed to do: protect the nutrient from moisture.
Health Sep 28, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: A new study has shown that living in a river valley at low altitude can increase the risk of developing lung problems.
Health Sep 23, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- When it comes to the discomfort and health risks of the current heat wave, it's not just the heat or the humidity - it's both.
Health Jul 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The Tristate has experienced a stint of heat waves this summer which have not only included high temperatures but also high humidity that has made the air feel like a perpetual sauna.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Many people keep their medicines in places that may be too hot and humid, or too cold, to keep them safe to use, new University of Otago research suggests.
Medications May 31, 2011 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 0
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Humidity is a term for the amount of water vapor in the air, and can refer to any one of several measurements of humidity. Formally, humid air is not "moist air" but a mixture of water vapor and other constituents of air, and humidity is defined in terms of the water content of this mixture, called the Absolute humidity. In everyday usage, it commonly refers to relative humidity, expressed as a percent in weather forecasts and on household humidistats; it is so called because it measures the current absolute humidity relative to the maximum. Specific humidity is a ratio of the water vapor content of the mixture to the total air content (on a mass basis). The water vapor content of the mixture can be measured either as mass per volume or as a partial pressure, depending on the usage.
In meteorology, humidity indicates the likelihood of precipitation, dew, or fog. High relative humidity reduces the effectiveness of sweating in cooling the body by reducing the rate of evaporation of moisture from the skin. This effect is calculated in a heat index table, used during summer weather.
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