Health

Climate change could upturn world malaria fight: WHO

Climate change is making the fight against malaria even harder, with the campaign already struggling to make up ground lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization warned Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID isn't seasonal. So why are COVID booster shots?

In a few weeks, the new COVID booster shot will roll out to Americans, designed to fight recent variants just as cases begin to tick up with colder weather. There is just one hitch with this plan: COVID does not actually ...

Medical economics

High heat can serve up food insecurity within days

Amid record-high temperatures globally, a study Monday reveals that a few days of searing heat can be enough to prevent billions of people already living hand-to-mouth on daily wages from putting food on the table.

Health

Extreme heat may hasten cognitive decline in vulnerable populations

July 2023 was the hottest month on record, with cities like Phoenix experiencing record-breaking heat waves for weeks on end. A new study finds that ongoing extreme heat can worsen cognitive decline among vulnerable groups—particularly ...

Health

Experts discuss how heat affects the most vulnerable

Extreme heat threatens the health of vulnerable populations such as children, laborers, and the elderly. A Stanford pediatrician, emergency medicine doctor, and professor of Earth system science discuss how we can best adapt ...

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