Psychology & Psychiatry

Suicide rates increase after disasters strike, researcher finds

Disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes are occurring with increasing frequency and severity across the globe. In addition to impacting local communities, infrastructure and the economy, these disasters also can lead to severe ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Criteria to predict cytokine storm in COVID-19 patients identified

Like a cold front that moves in, setting the stage for severe weather, coronavirus infection triggers showers of infection-fighting immune molecules—showers that sometimes escalate into a chaotic immune response known as ...

Health

Preparing for flooding during hurricane season

(HealthDay)—If you're in an area of the United States at risk for flooding during one of the most active hurricane seasons ever, there are a number of precautions you should take, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Does the COVID-19 cytokine storm exist?

Inflammatory proteins, also known as cytokines, play a crucial role in the immune response. If this immune response is too strong, a phenomenon known as "cytokine storm," it can cause harm to the patient. It has been thought ...

Pediatrics

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Your child's storm anxiety

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a 7-year-old daughter who becomes anxious and agitated whenever it storms. What can I do to help her overcome her fear of thunderstorms and tornadoes? She's always asking about the weather whenever ...

Health

Hurricane safety: Preparing for cleanup before the storm

Severe weather has many parts of the U.S. on high alert as two storms are expected to make landfall this week. Now is the time to double-check that you are prepared and start thinking about safety after the storm.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Don't get sick while swimming this summer

(HealthDay)—Swimming and summer are practically synonymous, but getting sick from bacteria in lakes, rivers and the ocean can spoil the fun, U.S. health officials warn.

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Storm

A storm (from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz "noise, tumult") is any disturbed state of an astronomical body's atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. It may be marked by strong wind, thunder and lightning (a thunderstorm), heavy precipitation, such as ice (ice storm), or wind transporting some substance through the atmosphere (as in a dust storm, snowstorm, hailstorm, etc).

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