Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Climate change spurs typhus incidence in Laos

Changing weather patterns in Laos may be responsible for an increase in bugs responsible for the neglected tropical diseases scrub typhus and murine typhus, a new study finds.

Immunology

Allergy-causing pollen levels much higher in 2010s than 1990s

Allergy-causing airborne grass pollen concentrations in Brisbane air are now almost three times higher than they were in the 1990s, accompanied by an increase in the frequency and proportion of high-extreme grass pollen days.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

To predict flu's spread, modelers turn to weather forecasts

Are influenza outbreaks and weather patterns connected? Researchers have long known that flu season occurs in the colder months, and that infection rates drop dramatically as the weather warms. But why? And could weather ...

Cardiology

Can sudden weather change cause strokes?

A collaborative study led by a neurologist at Rush University Medical Center and an environmental scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that weather patterns that cause dramatic changes in barometric ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NIH study sheds light on role of climate in influenza transmission

Two types of environmental conditions—cold-dry and humid-rainy—are associated with seasonal influenza epidemics, according to an epidemiological study led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty ...

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