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2014-09-24 05:32:19

Expected increases in the number of extremely hot days experienced by some parts of the US could cause an increase in heat-related health conditions, according to new research published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

2011-11-02 09:07:43

Cutting out short auto trips and replacing them with mass transit and active transport would yield major health benefits.

2010-06-16 23:16:14

Establishing a firm link between environmental change and human disease has always been an iffy proposition.

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2008-10-09 09:53:35

An anticipated increased incidence of climate-related extreme rainfall events in the Great Lakes region may raise the public health risk for the 40 million people who depend on the lakes for their drinking water, according to a new study.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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