Psychology & Psychiatry

Heatwaves worsen mental health conditions

Heatwaves have a huge impact on our physical and mental health. Doctors usually dread them, as emergency rooms quickly fill up with patients suffering from dehydration, delirium and fainting. Recent studies suggest at least ...

Oncology & Cancer

Evidence of familial genetic risk for colon cancer

Huntsman Cancer Institute researchers discovered people with a certain polyp syndrome and their first-degree relatives are at increased risk for colorectal cancer. In addition, people with certain colon lesions are also at ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tuberculosis spread 'depends on moisture in the air'

Climatic factors such as dew point temperature, relative humidity and atmospheric temperature that affect water droplet formation are crucial for the survival and spread of tuberculosis (TB), an airborne infectious disease, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Droplets with coronaviruses last longer than previously thought

It is easier to get infected in winter than in summer—this is true for the Corona pandemic, for influenza and for other viral diseases. Relative humidity plays an important role in this. Outdoors, it is much higher outside ...

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