Tag: "winters" at medical news
Death Rates Will Rise Because of Global Warming
...hese will not be offset by fewer deaths in milder winters
finds an analysis published online ahead of print in Occupational and Environment Medicine. The Harvard researchers analysed city-specific weather data related to the deaths of more than 6.5 million people in 50 US cities between 1989 and 2000. T...
Modest Increase in Urban Parks Could Equalize Global Warming Until 2080s
...he 2080s, our summers will be hotter and drier but winters
are predicted to become wetter. An extreme wet winters
day by the 2080s will deliver almost 50% more rain than is currently experienced. Based on an exist...
Lake Superior in US Losing Ice Cover Fast, Signaling Global Warming
... Marie, Michigan.Austin said a trend toward warmer winters
would mean less winter ice cover. That would in turn lead to more solar radiation of the lake and continued warming. The lake loses more water to evaporation in a winter without ice cover than it does during the summer. As a result water levels cou...
Airborne Infection Less in Naturally Ventilated Rooms
...t an easy solution for patients in countries where winters
are cold … the current practice of sealing in the local environment is probably the wrong route for hospital wards”. Source-Eurekalert...
Rapid Flu Testing Decreases Antibiotic Use in Hospitalized Adults
...fluenza hospitalized at their facility during four winters
(1999 to 2003). Of these, 86 patients tested positive for influenza on rapid diagnostic testing and 80 either tested negative or did not receive the test. Fewer patients with positive influenza test results were receiving antibiotics (86 percent or...
Lukewarm Winter, a Warm-up Time for Many Diseases
Blame it on global warming; winters
seem to be losing their chillness. Canadian winter... the way West Nile came to North America.' Warm winters
cause an increase in the mosquito population, making the region, a haven for diseases. After feeding...
Hay Fever Season may Begin Earlier, Warns Experts
... Hay fever is expected earlier than usual. Milder winters
and an earlier spring may give allergy sufferers m...particularly that from birch trees. Experts say if winters
turn out milder, the birch pollen season may start much earlier than the traditional date. Allergy ...
Cold Weather deaths on the rise
...tly higher death rate .in northern Europe. During winters
the older people are more prone to death. Last year half the deaths were among people older than 85. and the other 0% was in the age group of 65 to 85.. People died of heart attacks bronchial, strokes and other conditions said the Age Concern a char...
Europe Faces Threat Of Rise In Infectious Diseases
...at it is not because of warmer summers but because winters
are not as cold as they used to be." He also added, "There are already very clear signals that infectious diseases are changing as a result of climate change." VIK...
Assam's Floating Hospital To Render Medical Services To Islanders
...turned into a classroom to train paramedics during winters
when the water level is too shallow to set sail,' Hazarika added. This specialised boat was funded by prize money from a World Bank competition won by C-NES volunteers and a group of grass-root boat-builders in 2004. With the India Country-level De...
Enjoy The Winter Season
... best way to improve the atmosphere at home during winters
is to increase or brighten the house using lot of lights. Light is very good in combating our depression and helps to raise our spirits. One has to try and look in to the positive aspects of winter and make it more lively and fun. The nature is ve...
Harsh British Winter Could Kill Upto 90,000 Pensioners
...rn to the three-day week. One of the most severe winters
in Britain was recorded in 1963 when temperatures dropped to minus 22 degrees Centigrade - the Thames had turned into a sheet of ice, while large parts of England were under more than a foot of snow for weeks. (IANS)...