Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dry air increases COVID risk: Another reason to wear a mask

A study published in June focused on the Greater Sydney area during the early epidemic stage of COVID-19 found an association between lower humidity and an increase in community transmission.

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How to exercise in the summer without heat exhaustion

With a kilometer to go, triathlete Sarah True was pulled from the 2019 Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt, Germany, due to heat exhaustion. She was in the lead by seven minutes after having swum, biked and run nearly ...

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Winter's many challenges to eye health

(HealthDay)—Dry, itchy eyes are a common problem in the winter and low humidity is a major reason, one ophthalmologist says.

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Be alert to the deadly danger of heatwaves

With Queensland and other parts of Australia experiencing unseasonal heatwave conditions, a QUT health expert has warned people to stay cool and well hydrated and check on family and friends, particularly infants, those who ...

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Athletic performance plummets without water

Scientists from the University of Stirling have discovered that dehydrated cricket players suffer impaired motor skills that significantly reduce their performance on the field.

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Searing heat, high humidity a threat to your health

(HealthDay)—Hot, humid weather will blanket much of the eastern United States the first half of this week, putting millions of people at risk for heat-related health problems.

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