Arthritis & Rheumatism

Low back pain? Don't blame the weather

Australian researchers reveal that sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not linked to weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation. Findings published in Arthritis ...

Surgery

Anesthesia works in Antarctica

New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology) in Vienna, Austria (1-3 June) shows that commonly used anaesthetic drugs still work, even after ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Lonely and isolated – but not by choice

The unpredictable winter weather can be dangerous for anybody. It can have a greater impact on older adults who struggle with their concerns for safety against their ability to get out of the house.

Health

Winter's many challenges to eye health

(HealthDay)—Dry, itchy eyes are a common problem in the winter and low humidity is a major reason, one ophthalmologist says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will the arrival of El Niño mean fewer mosquitoes this summer?

Once the warm weather arrives, you know mosquitoes won't be far behind. Spring heatwaves associated with the impending arrival of El Niño to the east coast of Australia may mean we'll get an early taste of summer, but what ...

Health

Protecting older people in the winter

Every year, Minnesota's severe winter weather conditions—blizzards, extreme cold, ice storms—grip media attention and public consciousness. Yet how everyday winter weather shapes health and well-being is often overlooked. ...

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