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Article ID: 712977

Summer survival: How to stay out of harm’s way when temperatures heats up

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Summer brings lots of sunshine and fun, but the high temperatures and sweltering humidity can spell disaster if you’re not prepared. Two emergency medicine experts share some of the most common heat-related illnesses they treat, as well as tips to avoid landing in the emergency room this summer.

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16-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712084

Iceland Volcano Eruption in 1783-84 Did Not Spawn Extreme Heat Wave

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the eruption triggered an unusually cold winter, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study, in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, will help improve predictions of how the climate will respond to future high-latitude volcanic eruptions.

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15-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712774

Swimming Safety for the Summer Season

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Temperatures are heating up in the Las Vegas valley, which means more people are heading to the pool. And while swimming is a great form of physical activity for all ages and a good way to beat the heat, safety should always remain an important priority — especially for young children. UNLV School of Public Health professor Jennifer Pharr has led multiple studies related to swimming safety, including an investigation of youth swimming skills and method of instruction.

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13-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 712154

Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling Abroad This Summer

Cedars-Sinai

Nothing can ruin foreign travel like a nasty virus. A small bug bite or even a sip of water can lead to a serious illness and wreck a long-planned vacation. But with a little planning and preparation, it's easy to protect your health. Specially trained pharmacists with Cedars-Sinai's Travel Medicine program have developed a "pre-flight" checklist for international travelers.

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6-May-2019 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712178

Uncover the truth about how to protect your skin this summer with 10 myth busters

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

It’s finally time to peel off those layers and enjoy the long-awaited warm weather – but first you need to arm yourself with the right information, courtesy of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), to keep your skin safe as temperatures soar.

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30-Apr-2019 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 705737

NUS study: In response to heat, the more affluent use air-conditioners; low-income households use water

National University of Singapore

Results from a study, conducted by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the National University of Singapore, have revealed that Singapore households from different socioeconomic groups vary significantly in their use of water and electricity for the relief of heat. The findings suggest that water provides heat relief for lower-income households while demand for electricity increases among the more affluent, likely through the use of air-conditioning, when temperatures rise. Results from the study could provide insights on how other urban populations in tropical Asian cities will respond as incomes rise and the climate warms.

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20-Dec-2018 5:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 705619

Reducing Energy Costs and Social Isolation ‘Essential Opportunities’ in Supporting Older Adults in Extreme Weather

University of Warwick

The cost of heating and cooling the home, and increasing social isolation are significant factors in health risk of older adults during extreme weather, according to a new study by the University of Warwick.

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18-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704309

Keep Slapping on That Sunscreen and Ignore Toxic Claims

University of South Australia

It’s safe to slap on the sunscreen next summer – in repeated doses – despite what you have read about the potential toxicity of sunscreens.

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20-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 700110

New Study Shows Ways to Maximize Temperature-Lowering Benefits of Chicago’s Green Roofs

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame researchers have created an integrated framework to identify which neighborhoods would benefit most from green roofs – and provide city officials with a strategic approach to ensure the best return on their investment to beat the heat.

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6-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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