How Heat Kills: Deadly Weather 'Cooking' People From Within

The Washington Post: “Historic heat wave in Pacific Northwest has killed hundreds in the U.S. and Canada over the past week,” “Oregon heat wave victims older, lived alone, had no AC.” Twitter: @NWS, July 29, 2021. Erika Moseson, MD, pulmonary critical care doctor, Portland and Gresham, OR. Climate Central: “Heat and Hospitalizations: Regional Heat… Continue reading How Heat Kills: Deadly Weather 'Cooking' People From Within

Heat Is On: Extreme Heat Wave Taking a Deadly Toll

National Weather Service. Steve Mitchell, MD, medical director, Emergency Department, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle. Lisa Jaffe, freelance journalist, Seattle. Elisa Claassen, office worker and photographer, Noonsack, WA. CDC: “Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness.” King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Sean McGann, MD, Philadelphia emergency doctor; spokesperson, American College of Emergency Physicians. Delia Hernandez,… Continue reading Heat Is On: Extreme Heat Wave Taking a Deadly Toll

My beautician saved my life from deadly skin cancer

Seonag was unaware she had a “mark” on the back of her thigh when she went for a Mother’s Day massage. Source link

India Covid-19: Deadly second wave spreads from cities to small towns

India’s deadly Covid-19 second wave has devastated big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and Pune. Hospitals and crematoriums have run out of space, and funerals are taking place in car parks. But the pandemic has now firmly gripped many smaller cities, towns and villages where the devastation is largely under-reported. Source link

Pandemic Unemployment Has Taken Its Own Deadly Toll

Unemployment figures have improved since the peak last April. In January, the employment rate stood at 6.3%, according to the BLS. But that is still well above the pre-pandemic level of 3.5%. A body of research has shown that unemployment increases the risk of death, according to Duchowny. Calculating the number of deaths linked… Continue reading Pandemic Unemployment Has Taken Its Own Deadly Toll

COVID No More Deadly for People With Asthma

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — During the pandemic, people with asthma have worried that their respiratory condition might raise their risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19, but new research findings should calm their fears. After analyzing data from 57 studies that included a total of over 587,000 people, scientists discovered… Continue reading COVID No More Deadly for People With Asthma