Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Air conditioning may be factor in COVID-19 spread in the South

Drawing on insights from another deadly airborne disease, tuberculosis, a Harvard infectious disease expert suggested Friday that air conditioning use across the southern U.S. may be a factor in spiking COVID-19 cases and ...

Health

Turn over a new leaf this fall—start exercising

(HealthDay)—Did you spend the hot, sweltering days of summer sitting in front of an air conditioner? Then fall is a probably a good time for you to get up and get moving, medical experts say.

Immunology

The impact of Hurricane Harvey on allergy sufferers

Although the floodwaters have mostly receded and people have begun to return to and repair their homes, the health impacts of Hurricane Harvey are just beginning. One of the most common health issues that people are facing ...

Immunology

Indoor allergies can flare during the dog days of summer

During the dog days of the summer, many people might find themselves staying indoors more often to avoid the heat and humidity, but a Baylor College of Medicine expert warns that there may be something to be cautious of when ...

Health

China to provide more baby safe havens

China will provide safe havens for parents to abandon unwanted children across most of the country, despite debate on whether they could see more babies dumped, state media reported.

Health

Japan heatwave kills 12

A severe heatwave that hit Japan a week ago has claimed at least a dozen lives, reports said Friday.