Health

Heatwave deaths will rise steadily by 2080 as globe warms up

If people cannot adapt to future climate temperatures, deaths caused by severe heatwaves will increase dramatically in tropical and subtropical regions, followed closely by Australia, Europe and the United States, a global ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Heat exposure associated with mental illness, study shows

A mental hospital-based study in Hanoi, Vietnam looked at if there is a relationship between heat exposure and mental health problems. The results showed significant increase in hospital admissions for mental illnesses during ...

Health

How to keep cool in a blackout during a heatwave

Researchers from the University's Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory simulated heatwave conditions to examine the effect of using water in different ways—on a person's core temperature, cardiovascular strain, risk of dehydration ...

Health

Japan heatwave kills 12

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

Health

Heatwave misperceptions lead to danger

South Australians don't see heatwaves as serious events and warnings do little more than 'trigger' common-sense behaviours like turning on the air-conditioner, new research from the University of Adelaide shows.

Health

Climate change can be deadly if you live alone

Cities around the globe felt record-breaking, red-hot temperatures this July: In the United States, Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Algeria, Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Oman and China, the thermostat reached all-time highs.

Overweight & Obesity

20 firemen to get 300-kilo French man to hospital

A 300-kilo (660-pound) Frenchman who was unable to leave his home by himself has been hospitalised in an operation requiring 20 emergency workers and a stone mason.

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