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Health & Wellness

Warming Planet Threatens More and Possibly Deadlier Pathogens, Warns Study
Health & Wellness  (tags: diseases, climate change, pathogens, epidemics )

Freya
- 9 days ago - commondreams.org
New research claims to upend previous understanding of how parasites that may carry infectious diseases are adapting to changing temperatures.
The Obvious Relationship Between Climate and Family Planning - and Why We Don't Talk About It
Health & Wellness  (tags: Population, Population Growth, Energy Consumption, Emissions, Climate Change, Family Planning, Birth Control, Population Management )

Brian
- 146 days ago - truth-out.org
"The Aspen Institute has estimated that voluntary family planning for all who want it could provide 8 to 15 percent of needed carbon reductions."
ECOWATCH: Climate Change Bigger Health Emergency Than Ebola
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, Health Crisis, Climate Change, Health, ECOWATCH, British Medical Journal, UN, World Health Organization, world health emergency )

Brian
- 147 days ago - ecowatch.com
"Ebola may be more dramatic, but climate change is a bigger threat to public health. That's the conclusion of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, publishing since 1840. This week it ran an editorial calling on..."
Worried About Ebola? The Climate Poses a Bigger Danger to Humans
Health & Wellness  (tags: British Medical, Journal, world, environment, Ebola, climate change, health, humans, news, research, risks, warning )

Carrie
- 147 days ago - alternet.org
Ebola may be more dramatic, but climate change is a bigger threat to public health. That's the conclusion of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, publishing since 1840. This week it ran an editorial calling on...
Naomi Klein: Fossil Fuels Threaten Our Ability to Have Healthy Children
Health & Wellness  (tags: Children, Health, Fossil Fuels, Oil Spills, Toxic Contamination, Fertility, Reproductive Issues, Climate Change )

Brian
- 149 days ago - motherjones.com
"Why oil spills, fracking, and climate change pose a special danger to the youngest members of all species."
Can GMOs Help Feed a Hot and Hungry World?
Health & Wellness  (tags: Food, Hunger, Starvation, Human Health, Sustainability, Climate Change, #ClimateChanged, GMOs, Activists, Research, Politics )

Brian
- 186 days ago - thenation.com
"Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable."
Less Nutritious Grains May Be In Our Future
Health & Wellness  (tags: nutrition, crops, foodstuffs, Climate Change, research )

Brian
- 290 days ago - richarddawkins.net
"The data come from experiments that have been set up to see how crops will perform as levels of carbon dioxide in the air soar past 500 parts per million. (The current level is around 400 ppm.)"
Add Newly Discovered Ancient Giant Viruses To List Of Pathogens Benefiting From Climate Change
Health & Wellness  (tags: Climate Change, Public Health, Virus, Disease )

Brian
- 358 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"With climate change warming the planet and taking the "perma" out of permafrost in many polar regions, scientists may begin to unearth more previously undiscovered viruses, not all of which will be as benign as this new one, dubbed Pithovirus sibericum."
Climate Change Rattles Mental Health of Inuit in Labrador
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, research, CLIMATE CHANGE, GLOBAL WARMING, investigation, protection, treatment, prevention, illness, mental health, Canada, Labrador )

Michael
- 411 days ago - cbc.ca
Researchers studying the mental health and well-being of Inuit populations in coastal Labrador say rising temperatures are having damaging psychological effects on people in traditional communities.
Coal's True Cost
Health & Wellness  (tags: coal, dirty energy, soot, fossil fuel, climate change, premature death, asthma, lung disease, cancer, heart disease, children, heightened mortality, pollution )

Brian
- 715 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved with the use of cleaner fuels, stricter emission standards and the installation and use of the technologies required to achieve substantial reductions in these pollutants."
What's Causing the West Nile Virus Outbreak?
Health & Wellness  (tags: climate change, biodiversity, illness, disease, health, environment, healthcare, investigation, protection, research, safety, prevention, risks, science, warning, medicine )

JL
- 864 days ago - motherjones.com
This year is one of the worst ever in the US for this mosquito-borne illness. Here are a few possible explanations.
Exotic Diseases From Warmer Climates Gain Foothold in U.S.
Health & Wellness  (tags: america, climate change, disease, environment, health, healthcare, humans, illness, investigation, medicine, research, safety, society, study, treatment )

Kit
- 997 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Climate change is helping make the U.S. more hospitable for diseases ranging from Chagas to dengue fever.
Harper Is Gambling Away Municipal Rights With EU Trade Deal,
Health & Wellness  (tags: Canada, climate change, environment, green jobs, local food movements, sustainability, water )

Julie
- 1361 days ago - canadians.org
Buy local policies will be banned by new rules which open up profit opportunities to multinational firms. CETA will compromise ethical or sustainable purchasing strategies and hinder services such as water, energy or transit remaining in public hands.
Can Condoms Combat Climate Change?
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, environment, Climate Change, protection, humans, society, study, research, interesting )

Cal
- 1988 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
Yes, and they should, argues an editorial in the new issue of the medical journal the Lancet. In addition to boosting the health, standard of living and human rights of women, encouraging the use of contraception also will help save the planet, the journa
Malaria and Dengue the Sting in Climate Change
Health & Wellness  (tags: environment, climate change, health, humans, disease )

Cal
- 2290 days ago - reuters.com
Southeast Asia and South Pacific island nations face a growing threat from malaria and dengue fever as climate change spreads mosquitoes that carry the diseases and climate-change refugees start to migrate.
 

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