Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to protect yourself from ticks

Researchers say there are precautions those heading outside can take to limit risk from disease-carrying ticks. Take time to familiarize yourself with which tick species may be common in your area, as well as some common ...

Health

How a Southern diet is connected to chronic diseases

Warmer weather brings more opportunities for picnics, barbecues and gatherings around food. But before you reach for a second helping, consider if what you're eating may be increasing your risk for chronic disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will we have another COVID-19 surge this spring?

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations remain low in Chicago and in other parts of the country, but cases are rising in parts of Europe and Asia, thanks to the omicron subvariant known as BA.2.

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

WHO: Europe entering 'plausible endgame' to COVID pandemic

The director of the World Health Organization's Europe office said Thursday the continent is now entering a "plausible endgame" to the pandemic and that the number of coronavirus deaths is starting to plateau.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Climate change favors the spread of West Nile Virus in Europe

Increases in temperatures as a result of climate change is favoring the transmission of the West Nile Virus (WNV) in parts of Europe, by creating more suitable conditions for the virus and its mosquito vectors to proliferate.

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