Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Cool, Dry May With Snow and ‘Endless Spring’Rutgers University-New Brunswick
As the days get warmer and more people head outdoors to garden or do yard work, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are reminding the public to take a few precautions. Although gardening can be an enjoyable activity for many, they say, it can take a turn for the worse if you injure yourself, come into contact with a poisonous plant or have an allergic reaction.
UT Southwestern’s Dr. Joseph Takahashi, who discovered the first circadian gene in mammals (CLOCK), points out that desynchronized body clocks are linked to greater health risks such as obesity, heart attack, cancer, and depression.
As we commemorate National Poison Prevention Week and head into spring cleaning season, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) offers simple tips to keep liquid laundry packets and all household cleaning products up and out of sight of vulnerable populations.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry are joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer spring break safety tips so travelers spend their time on the beach, not in the emergency room
Cleaning your house of allergens that have built up over the winter can help ease spring allergy symptoms.
The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies, is proud to present the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019 which marks our 37th Anniversary. The Festival will take place between January 25 and March 1, 2019. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019 will feature over 35 film screenings.
The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.
The latest research on the environment in the Environmental Science News Source
Almost every golfer knows the feeling. Minutes after a picture-perfect drive down the fairway, a cascade of inexplicable missed putts leads to a disappointing triple bogey.
Ecologists from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are forecasting a larger-than-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2018, due to increased rainfall in the watershed this spring.
In the first six weeks after delivering her baby, a new mom is facing the highest risk of heart failure. That’s the main finding of a study of more than 50 million pregnancy-related hospitalizations in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure.
Some of what you think are allergy symptoms could be signs of asthma.
Research suggests the common cold thrives in cooler temperatures. One recent study from Yale University found a seven-degree drop in ambient temperature can mess with your body’s ability to stop cold viruses from proliferating.
Spring can be a relief after a long winter, but it also brings some water challenges. Soils Matter, Soil Science Society of America’s science-based blog, provides revitalizing soil information through a soggy season.
According to a new practice guideline from the Joint Taskforce on Practice Parameters, more medications aren’t necessarily the way to go when treating spring allergies.
A new forecasting tool attempts to predict onset of spring an entire season in advance. The technology could help managers of natural ecosystems and agriculture anticipate effects of climate change.
Punxsutawney Phil – the prognosticating groundhog who famously foretells the arrival of spring – may need a new job. Cornell University’s Emergent Climate Risk Lab has unveiled Springcasting, a web tool to determine the onset of spring – a full season before it occurs.
Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Spring is here and summer is near, and with the increase in warm weather comes bloodsuckers. No, not vampires, but to some they cause just as much dread. It’s time for ticks, the long lost cousins of spiders and scorpions and the brothers of mites, to have their season, and Dr. John Abbott, director of museum research & collections at The University of Alabama Museums, has the low-down on what types are prevalent in the South, what they do, the dangers they pose, how to avoid them and what to do if bitten by one.
Now that the snow has finally melted and Manitobans are getting out an about, some are venturing into wooded or grassy areas. And that’s a problem. U of M entomologist Kateryn Rochon cautions that tick season is upon us, and we should be vigilant.
It’s going to be a strange season and hard to predict what will happen," one allergy expert says.
California experienced record rainfall this year, and may have even made headway against the state’s historic drought. Now that lush landscapes abound and spring is upon us, what does this mean for allergy sufferers? The wet weather can be a harbinger of intense allergy-related symptoms such as nasal drainage, sinus congestion, headaches and shortness of breath according to Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, an allergist with UCLA Health. It’s not the rain that causes the symptoms, according to Garcia-Lloret, but the rain’s effect on trees, grass and weed pollen.
Christopher Wynveen, Ph.D., associate professor of recreation and leisure services in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, shares four tips to help people enjoy and experience the great outdoors this spring and summer.
With the first day of spring around the corner, temperatures are beginning to rise, ice is melting, and the world around us is starting to blossom. Scientists sometimes refer to this transition from winter to the growing season as the “vernal window,” and a new study led by the University of New Hampshire shows this window may be opening earlier and possibly for longer.
Sunday, March 12, marks the start of Daylight Saving Time. While few people enjoy losing an hour of sleep, parents often worry most about how their children will adjust to the change. Pediatric sleep expert Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Saint Joseph’s University, has advice to help parents successfully transition their kids into Daylight Saving Time.
The effects of time change on health? Avancer l'heure, mais qu’en est-il de la santé?
As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. UF/IFAS research shows a probiotic combination might help reduce hay fever symptoms.
Unseasonably warm temperatures throughout the country are bringing an early allergy season. 5 tips from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology will help allergy sufferers cope with symptoms.
Spring is beginning earlier than its historical average in three-quarters of United States’ national parks studied in new research that employed models created by UWM climatologist Mark Schwartz.
Warm springs in the Great Lakes and Northeast regions – which create havoc for agriculture – may start earlier by mid-century if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, according to a new Cornell University study published in Climate Dynamics.
Protecting Sea Turtles, Juvenile Sea Stars, Wildfires to Increase in Alaska, and more in the Environment News Source
Most spring allergy sufferers know to start taking precautions before the trees burst into bloom each year. This year, however, a string of unusually warm days tricked the trees into blooming earlier than normal.
Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, says the Northeast Region will have above normal temperatures in April, May and June
NSU's Guy Harvey Research Institute has been tagging and tracking sharks and billfish for years - and they continue to amaze and surprise researchers.