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World Health Assembly highlights importance of multisectoral action on health

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, addressed the World Health Assembly today. She stressed the links between climate change and health, including those related to the spread of vector-borne diseases.  
who.int
over 3 years ago
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Physicians Must Respond to Climate Change

The American College of Physicians believes that physicians must respond to climate change and is providing the tools to help.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pollen Overload: Seasonal Allergies in a Changing Climate

Evidence suggests that climate change will result in longer growing seasons for the plants that trigger seasonal allergies. Physicians are already seeing a rise in hay fever and allergic asthma.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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ACP Urges Physicians to Step up Climate Change Fight

Climate change poses a catastrophic risk to human health, and physicians have a crucial role to play in fighting it, according to a position paper from the American College of Physicians.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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What Are the Mental Health Effects of Climate Change?

Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses a recent opinion article highlighting the importance of climate change in psychiatry and its potential effects on mental health.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Climate Change Threatens Hearts, Lungs But Also Brains - U.S. Study

Climate change can be expected to boost the number of annual premature U.S. deaths from heat waves in coming decades and to increase mental health problems from extreme weather like hurricanes and floods, a U.S. study said on Monday.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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NHS is unprepared for risks posed by climate change, warn leading UK health bodies

A newly formed coalition of leading UK health bodies has written to England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to urge that the NHS should be better prepared to deal with climate change risks.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Climate change deal: 'Zero carbon' laws promised by government - BBC News

Climate laws will be tightened to cut carbon emissions effectively to zero, the government says.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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NHS hits target on reducing carbon emissions

The NHS reduced its carbon emissions by 11% from 2007 to 2015, exceeding the 10% target set in 2009, although it is unlikely to meet long term goals on climate change if the pace of change does not improve.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Debate Over Physician-Assisted Dying at 'Turning Point'

Several editorials in the special JAMA issue dedicated to death and dying point to a climate change in opinions about physician-assisted dying.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Health effects of climate change highlighted in Paris Agreement

The United Nations’ Paris agreement on climate change has put health at the centre of the effort to control global warming and has sent a message to all countries saying that a reduction in fossil fuel burning will reduce illness.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Health effects of climate change highlighted in Paris Agreement

The United Nations’ Paris agreement on climate change has put health at the centre of the effort to control global warming and has sent a message to all countries saying that a reduction in fossil fuel burning will reduce illness.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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COP21: Cardinal says birth control may offer climate 'solution' - BBC News

One of the Catholic Church's most senior prelates has said that birth control could "offer a solution" to the impacts of climate change.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 4 years ago
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Lyme disease: time for a new approach?

Lyme disease is the most common vector borne disease in North America and Europe, with 300 000 new cases in the United States1 and an estimated 100 000 new cases in Europe each year.2 These numbers are likely to be underestimates because case reporting is inconsistent3 and many infections go undiagnosed.4 Climate change may have contributed to a rapid increase in tick borne diseases, with migratory birds disseminating infected ticks.5  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago