Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Temperature changes affect poor more than rich

People who live in poorer cities have a higher risk of being hospitalised if temperatures change quickly through the course of a day or over a short period, according to a study undertaken in Brazil.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Climate similar in cities with biggest outbreaks of COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Cities that have experienced significant outbreaks of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) have similar winter climates, according to a study published online March 9 on the open-data site SSRN.

Cardiology

Could sunshine lower blood pressure? Study offers enlightenment

Exposure to sunshine is linked to lower blood pressure, says a new study that included hundreds of thousands of patients at dialysis clinics across the United States. But don't use this news as an excuse to book a beach vacation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The cold truth about migraine headaches

(HealthDay)—Early humans' ability to adapt to cold climates may have been helped by a genetic variant that's common in modern people who live in colder regions—and is linked with migraine headaches, researchers say.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New approach alters malaria maps

Identifying areas of malarial infection risk depends more on daily temperature variation than on the average monthly temperatures, according to a team of researchers, who believe that their results may also apply to environmentally ...