Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hotter weather is linked to increases in COPD exacerbations

Warmer weather is linked to a worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms, according to research to be presented on Sunday at the 'virtual' European Respiratory Society International Congress.

Medical research

Seasonality of COVID-19 confirmed

As the novel coronavirus has raced around the world, experts have wondered whether it would behave like influenza and other respiratory viruses, spiking in the winter and abating in the summer. Now, more than a year into ...

Health

New study reveals the science behind springtime lethargy

The quality and restfulness of your sleep are heavily influenced by environmental conditions, such as noise, light, humidity, and nutrient intakes. Besides, the temperature of our surrounding environment is another important ...

Medical research

Disposable blood warmer helps transfusions

When blood is needed for major trauma outside of a medical facility, the risk of hypothermia increases when a patient is transfused bags of blood taken directly from chilled storage. Flinders University researchers, knowing ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Vest helps athletes keep their cool

Strategies to cope with body heat in sports is a pressing issue. The Tokyo Olympics will be held in the hot and muggy Japanese summer where the ambient temperature is expected to be above 33°C. Athletes have to worry about ...

Health

A breath of fresh air for hospitals

Indoor air quality is important for everyone's health but perhaps no more so than in different kinds of medical centre. A team from India has investigated hospital waiting room air quality in terms of patient comfort with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Temperature affects insecticide efficacy against malaria vectors

Ambient temperature has a marked effect on the toxicity of the most commonly used insecticides for malaria control, according to a study led by ISGlobal. The results, published in the Malaria Journal, underline the need to ...

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