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As Earth Warms, Heat-Related Deaths Will Multiply

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change could become very deadly, as heat-related deaths rise with increases in global temperatures, a new report shows. "Currently, we are on a trajectory to reach over 3 degrees Celsius…

Climate Change Means More Deadly Heat Waves: Study

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the northern hemisphere is struck by one deadly heat wave after another this summer, new research suggests things are only going to get worse. Climate change is triggering record high temperatures.…

It's Hot Outside: How to Stay Safe When Thermometers Rise

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As much of the United States continues to swelter through 90-plus temperatures and high humidity, one emergency physician is offering advice on keeping safe. First, Dr. Robert Glatter said, it's important…

AHA: Protect Your Heart and Health During 'Dog Days' of Summer

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Summer is a time for barbecues and other outdoor fun, but it's also a time for sweltering heat. And experts say everyone, especially the elderly and very young, need to know how to limit…

As Temperatures Soar, Study Warns of Fatal Heat Stroke at Work

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Much of the United States has been sweltering in triple-digit heat this week, but new research finds outdoor workers can suffer fatal heat stroke from temperatures that only reach the high 80s. In…

Beat the Heat on Your Summer Vacation

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Before you head out for a sunny summer getaway, get familiar with the signs of heat-related illnesses. Once at your destination, build in time for your body to adjust to the climate. If you're lounging…

Look Before Locking: Protect Your Child From a Hot Car Tragedy

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Before the summer of 2018 was even one day old, 16 American kids had died after being left in hot cars, according to a group called KidsAndCars.org. Last year's toll was 43, and, on average, 37…

Closed Cars Can Become Deathly Hot in Minutes

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It only takes 60 minutes for a car parked in the sun to become a death trap for a 2-year-old child, a new study finds. An hour in direct sunshine is enough to cause potentially deadly hyperthermia,…