Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: How to prevent Lyme disease this summer

The odds of contracting Lyme disease from tick bites during warmer weather months continue to rise. That's due to a series of factors, including changes in climate conducive to maintenance of tick populations over a longer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World at risk: How malaria, dengue could spread due to climate change

Up to 8.4 billion people could be at risk of dengue and malaria at the end of the century if emissions keep rising at current levels. But even in a best-case scenario in which we reduce emissions billions could still be affected.

Health

Yes, women might 'feel the cold' more than men. Here's why

We all have different preferences for when it's the right time to bring out the winter blankets. And the thermostat's setting often forms the basis of office arguments between women and men regarding the "correct" temperature ...

Health

How climate affects health

Over the last few years, we've seen that rising temperatures and extreme weather events can significantly affect the health of people around the world.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global warming may limit spread of dengue fever, new research finds

Infection with dengue virus makes mosquitoes more sensitive to warmer temperatures, according to new research led by Penn State researchers. The team also found that infection with the bacterium Wolbachia, which has recently ...

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