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Newswise: Expert available to comment on COVID-19 risk perception and summer vacations
Released: 18-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Expert available to comment on COVID-19 risk perception and summer vacations
Indiana University

Becky Liu-Lastres, assistant professor in the Department of Tourism, Event, and Sport Management at IUPUI is available to talk about COVID-19’s potential impact on vacations this summer, particularly how tourists will make travel decisions based on their perceived risk and how that affects small businesses in particular.

Newswise: Survey: 60% of Americans Say They Have Gotten Sunburned So Badly Their Clothes Were Uncomfortable
Released: 18-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Survey: 60% of Americans Say They Have Gotten Sunburned So Badly Their Clothes Were Uncomfortable
American Academy of Dermatology

Memorial Day — long considered the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. — is quickly approaching, and dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are urging Americans to practice safe sun as they head outdoors, especially as shelter-in-place measures related to COVID-19 begin to lift. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime, yet new data from the AAD shows that many Americans aren’t protecting themselves from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

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Released: 15-Apr-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Unusually clear skies drove record loss of Greenland ice in 2019
Earth Institute at Columbia University

Last year was one of the worst years on record for the Greenland ice sheet, which shrunk by hundreds of billions of tons. According to a study published today in The Cryosphere, that mind-boggling ice loss wasn't caused by warm temperatures alone; the new study identifies exceptional atmospheric circulation patterns that contributed in a major way to the ice sheet's rapid loss of mass.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Wet T-Shirts Provide Effective Cooling for Older Adults during Heat Waves
American Physiological Society (APS)

Research suggests that wearing water-soaked clothing in hot, humid weather may be an inexpensive and effective way to provide cooling and reduce the risk of heat strain in older adults.

Released: 30-Mar-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Extreme, high temperatures may double or triple heart-related deaths
American Heart Association (AHA)

When temperatures reach extremes of an average daily temperature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit, the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease may double or triple.

Newswise: Technology’s role in everyday life can shape family discussions about screen time with school back in session
Released: 9-Sep-2019 8:35 AM EDT
Technology’s role in everyday life can shape family discussions about screen time with school back in session
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Noelle Chesley says research isn't clear about the best ways for parents to monitor and regular their children's time using phones, computers and other communications technology.

Newswise: Surviving gameday: Tips to help you make it through the season
Released: 27-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Surviving gameday: Tips to help you make it through the season
University of Alabama at Birmingham

The boys of fall are back, but how your team fares this season could be the least of your worries.


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