There’s a very good chance that someone you know suffers from seasonal allergies; roughly 50 million Americans experience allergic reactions to pollen alone. As if high ragweed counts weren’t bad enough, the presence of a common pollutant might make things ...Read More »
Tag Archives: Outdoors
More Than Just the Sun? Genetic Mutations and Skin Cancer Risk
It’s hard to talk about skin cancer without mentioning the sun. The reason for this close association is obvious; the vast majority of skin cancer cases result from exposure to the sun’s powerful ultraviolet rays. Though the sun is largely ...Read More »
Does Air Pollution Stunt Lung Growth?
In the industrialized world, air pollution remains a constant threat to public health. Not only can airbone pollutants pose a threat to adults and the elderly, evidence also indicates that such pollutants are leave a permanent mark on children. Signs ...Read More »
Has Global Warming Already Started?
Climate change is generally thought of as something that the world will have to contend with in the future. However, there are numerous warning signs that this troubling phenomenon is well underway. The Growing Problem of CO2 ‒ Since ...Read More »
Keeping Tabs on the Flu
While flu season is a fact of life, the severity of a given flu season can vary significantly. Consider that at the end of 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 849 flu cases from September 30th ...Read More »
Preventing Common Sports Injuries
It goes without saying that participating in organized sports is a great way of getting and staying in shape. Unfortunately, such activities also place the body at risk of injury. While there is no way to completely avoid getting hurt ...Read More »
The Effects of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Virtually everyone has to deal with at least some viruses during their lifetime. These microscopic organisms can cause a variety of illnesses, ranging from colds to food poisoning to influenza. Some viruses, however, are less well known and common than ...Read More »
Examining Dirty Money: What’s Lurking in Your Wallet?
There are certain public surfaces where bacteria tend to congregate, such as public drinking fountains, shopping cart handles and ATM buttons. Given that many people touch these objects throughout the day, this fact shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. ...Read More »
Researching Diabetes Triggers – On Mt. Everest
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the words “Mount Everest?” The world’s tallest mountain? Blisteringly cold temperatures? Mountain climbers pushing their bodies to their physical limits? How about type 2 diabetes? While the first three answers ...Read More »
A New Way to Fight Food Poisoning
In the United States, we generally assume that the food that we eat won’t get us sick. To be sure, the next meal you eat probably won’t be laced with disease-causing bacteria. However, food borne illnesses are hardly uncommon. In ...Read More »