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Released: 16-May-2023 2:00 PM EDT
May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Keep up with the latest news on skin in the Dermatology channel

Skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in the United States, with over 5 million cases diagnosed annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that melanoma alone accounts for more than 8,000 deaths each year. Thankfully, skin cancer is highly preventable, making it crucial to prioritize protection. Below are some of the latest headlines in the Dermatology channel.

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Released: 4-May-2023 9:40 AM EDT
Tick Safety Tips from Lyme Disease Experts at Tufts
Tufts University

Warm weather means tick season. Faculty at the School of Medicine and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine share tips for staying healthy outdoors.

Released: 2-May-2023 2:30 PM EDT
Climate change affecting allergies, and other allergy news

For millions of Americans that suffer from seasonal allergies (pollen and mold), climate change is exacerbating an earlier, longer, and overall worse allergy season.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: How to protect your child from drowning
Released: 26-Apr-2023 7:05 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: How to protect your child from drowning
Penn State Health

Drowning can be silent, insidious and often preventable. Learn how to keep your kids safe in and around water.

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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Newswise: Summer Camp Goals for Kids with Allergies and Asthma: Stay Safe and Have Fun
Released: 7-Mar-2023 8:00 AM EST
Summer Camp Goals for Kids with Allergies and Asthma: Stay Safe and Have Fun
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Parents of children with allergies and asthma often face an added layer of concern about summer camp as they wonder how they will keep their kids safe from allergy and asthma flares, while allowing them to have great summer fun.

Newswise: Indo-Pacific Ocean warming increases the uncertainty in forecasting the onset of the South China Sea summer monsoon
Released: 14-Dec-2022 10:55 AM EST
Indo-Pacific Ocean warming increases the uncertainty in forecasting the onset of the South China Sea summer monsoon
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The onset of the South China Sea summer monsoon (SCSSM), usually characterized by a simultaneous circulation–convection transition, marks the beginning of the East Asian summer rainy season. Thus, forecasting it at the subseasonal-to-seasonal scale is a key concern.

Newswise: NYS Mesonet Study Tracks the Impacts of Western Wildfires on New York Air Quality
Released: 27-Oct-2022 4:05 PM EDT
NYS Mesonet Study Tracks the Impacts of Western Wildfires on New York Air Quality
University at Albany, State University of New York

The study finds that more frequent and intense western wildfires are not only impacting the air quality and visibility in surrounding areas, but also as far away as the East Coast.

Released: 15-Aug-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Research results on benefits of camp on kids with ventilators
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

The study, “The Effect of an Overnight Summer Camp on the Quality of Life for Individuals Who Require Ventilatory Support,” appears in in the “Pediatric Physical Therapy” journal. The team, which included graduate students from LVC, has found that attending summer camp boosts the quality of life for children using ventilators. And the more years such children attend summer camp, the better their quality of life becomes, according to the study.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 12:10 PM EDT
Collaborative between UChicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care supports 18 grassroots organizations helping to keep kids safe this summer
University of Chicago Medical Center

Eighteen South Side community groups are receiving $150,000 to support their grassroots work supporting youth and keeping them safe during the summer — a time when violence and violent injuries typically increases in the Chicagoland area. The funding is made possible through the annual grants program from Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower), a collaborative uniting the trauma recovery programs from the University of Chicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care.

Released: 2-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Wildfires are intensifying around the world. Here are the latest headlines in wildfires research for media

California’s McKinney Fire grew to become the state’s largest fire so far this year. The risk of wildfire is rising globally due to climate change. Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Wildfires channel on Newswise.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Sweltering summer? Avoid heat-related illness
Released: 20-Jul-2022 12:15 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: Sweltering summer? Avoid heat-related illness
Penn State Health

As temperatures soar this summer, the risk of heat-related illness does, too. Recognizing the symptoms of this preventable illness and getting swift treatment are critically important.

Newswise: Preventing and Treating Swimmer’s Ear
Released: 13-Jul-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Preventing and Treating Swimmer’s Ear
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Summertime trips to lakes or pools to escape the heat can sometimes lead to ear infections caused by excess moisture in the ear canal. Hongzhao Ji, M.D., Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern, offers information on swimmer’s ear, how to treat it, and how to prevent it.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Hiking Safety for Kids: Expert Tips
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

As you’re enjoying the early fall weather and outdoor adventures, like hiking, don’t forget to make safety a priority to help keep illness and injuries from spoiling family fun time. Jeffrey M. Bender, MD, attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and former ranger in the Sierra Mountains, points out tips on how to prevent bug bites, proper animal interaction and empowering kids to explore the outdoors in a safe and smart way.

Newswise: Healthy Foods for Summer
Released: 30-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Healthy Foods for Summer
LifeBridge Health

No need to skip the cookouts you love in an effort to stay healthy this summer. Here, find recipes for healthy and delicious summer dishes.

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Released: 30-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
6 Curly Hair Tips From Dermatologists
American Academy of Dermatology

As people shed their winter hats in favor of warmer temperatures, letting their hair flow freely, having the right hair care routine is important. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, people with curly or tightly coiled hair are more prone to breakage and dryness than other hair types.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 7:05 AM EDT
What's the Best Sunscreen for Kids?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

How to choose the best—and safest—sunscreen for your child. Fun in the sun is a year-round activity in Southern California. But all that sunshine means it’s critical to protect your child (and yourself) from the sun’s harmful rays. “One or more blistering sunburns in childhood can more than double your chances of developing melanoma later on,” says Minnelly Luu, MD, a pediatric dermatologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Newswise: Stay Safe All Summer Long
Released: 29-Jun-2022 11:00 AM EDT
Stay Safe All Summer Long
Johns Hopkins Medicine

As school ends, summer fun begins. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center experts say safety is the key to an enjoyable season for the whole family. Children’s Center experts are available to provide some top tips for the months ahead.

Released: 29-Jun-2022 7:05 AM EDT
From Water Sports to Biking: Here’s How to Keep Your Child Safe During the Summer
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Summer means fun in the sun, beach outings, swimming pools, and outdoor adventures like camping, hiking, bicycling and skateboarding. What also comes is an increased risk for injuries—and an increased need for awareness. Experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Safety and Injury Prevention Program have compiled a list of helpful guidelines to ensure that you and your family have an enjoyable and safe summer.

Released: 24-Jun-2022 3:15 PM EDT
To Beat the Summer Heat, New Study Finds Passive Cooling Really Works
University of Oregon

Opening the windows at night and pulling down shades during the sunniest part of the afternoon can keep homes from becoming dangerously hot during extreme heat waves. New research from the University of Oregon measures just how big of an impact these passive cooling strategies can have, especially in the Pacific Northwest.

Newswise: New Study: 2021 Heat Wave Created ‘Perfect Storm’ for Shellfish Die-Off
Released: 21-Jun-2022 4:20 PM EDT
New Study: 2021 Heat Wave Created ‘Perfect Storm’ for Shellfish Die-Off
University of Washington

A team led by the University of Washington has compiled and analyzed hundreds of these field observations to produce the first comprehensive report of the impacts of the 2021 heat wave on shellfish.

Newswise: What's in Water? Knowing How to Stay Hydrated This Summer
Released: 21-Jun-2022 3:40 PM EDT
What's in Water? Knowing How to Stay Hydrated This Summer
LifeBridge Health

It's especially important to stay hydrated now that the weather is hot, but many people may not be aware of how much water to drink, how often to drink, if there are significant differences between water brands, and more. To help, we spoke with Dr. Lucas Couch of Carroll Health Group.

Newswise: 10 Outdoor Safety Tips to Keep Summer From Turning Into Bummer
Released: 8-Jun-2022 10:30 AM EDT
10 Outdoor Safety Tips to Keep Summer From Turning Into Bummer
Virginia Tech

An ER physician specializing in wilderness medicine says the right preparation will go a long way in keeping your summer plans safe and fun.

Newswise: Turn Down the Heat on Summer Allergies
Released: 8-Jun-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Turn Down the Heat on Summer Allergies
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Allergy and asthma symptoms can feel particularly out of control during summer months. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology offer tips on how to keep symptoms in check.

Newswise: National Poll: Safety not always top of mind for parents choosing kids’ summer camps
19-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
National Poll: Safety not always top of mind for parents choosing kids’ summer camps
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Less than half of parents rate general safety policies as essential to their camp decision, according to the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

Released: 10-May-2022 2:10 PM EDT
Children grow faster during school year than during summer holidays

It has been long recognized that in Western countries, children are more likely to become overweight or obese over the summer.

Released: 23-Feb-2022 12:45 PM EST
Extreme heat linked to increase in mental health emergency care
Boston University School of Medicine

During periods of extreme heat, clinicians should expect to see an increase in patients requiring mental health services, according to a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health researchers.

Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 21-Jul-2021 12:10 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: Extreme Heat? Take These Steps to Stay Cool and Avoid an ER Visit
Penn State Health

When your skin gets dry and warm and you can’t sweat, it’s likely a medical emergency. Learn how to identify the signs of serious heat-related illnesses, and how to prevent them, from emergency medicine physician Dr. Eleanor Dunham in this week’s Medical Minute.

Released: 20-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Lyme Disease: What you Need to Know
Hackensack Meridian Health

While summer may mean more time outside, the season brings an increased threat of tick bites. These parasites can be relatively harmless, but can also carry and spread illnesses like Lyme disease. We spoke with Mountainside Medical Group’s Crystal Tank, M.D., and Ashany Sundaram, M.D. to learn more.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 10:05 PM EDT
Poor and Minority Communities Suffer More from Extreme Heat in U.S. Cities
University of California San Diego

Low-income neighborhoods and communities with higher Black, Hispanic and Asian populations experience significantly more urban heat than wealthier and predominantly white neighborhoods within a vast majority of populous U.S. counties, according new research from the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy.

Released: 14-Jul-2021 4:40 PM EDT
Make a Splash This Summer: Tips to Get the Most Out of Swimming and Stay Safe
Hospital for Special Surgery

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. HSS expert offers tips to get the most out of the sport, avoid injury and stay safe both in the pool and in open water.

Released: 13-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Frequently Asked Questions on Staying Safe in the Sun
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Ultraviolet rays from the sun can be harmful and damaging to our skin. While skin cancer can be detrimental, it is also highly preventable. Skin cancer expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute answers common questions to protect yourself from the sun.

Released: 24-Jun-2021 11:20 AM EDT
How to Treat Keratosis Pilaris at Home
American Academy of Dermatology

The start of summer means more tank tops and shorts, and for some people, a pesky new skin condition they may not have noticed before. Keratosis pilaris causes tiny, rough feeling bumps to appear on the skin, most often on the upper arms and thighs. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, this common and harmless skin condition affects people of all ages and races and occurs when dead skin cells clog the pores.

Released: 24-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Throwing Shade: Measuring How Much Trees, Buildings Cool Cities
Ohio State University

A new study is the first to calculate exactly how much shaded areas in cities help lower the temperature and reduce the “urban heat island” effect.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
The Importance of Daily Sunscreen Use
Hackensack Meridian Health

Wearing sunscreen every day, even if you are outside only for short periods, is an important step in keeping your skin looking healthy and preventing skin cancer.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 9:05 AM EDT
Mental Well-Being Higher in the Summer vs. Fall
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Mental distress tends to be lower in the summer when compared to the fall, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

15-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
Barriers to Swim Lessons Contribute to Tragedies
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Summer 2021 will be the first time many people venture back in the water following the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent study by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago underscored the need for families to practice water safety and teach children about safety around pools and at the beach.