Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can't be a good thing for global health
In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.
June 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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An addiction psychiatrist explains why smoking raises the risks from COVID-19 and how to quit.
May 5, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: heart-disease health covid-19 coronavirus smoking telehealth tobacco vaping social-distancing telemedicine coronavirus-2020 lung-disease
While COVID-19 raises the risk for people with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and COPD, social distancing can make it harder to keep up diets and medication.
April 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: heart-disease health medicine diabetes covid-19 coronavirus chronic-disease telemedicine coronavirus-2020 lung-disease
Asthma rescue inhalers are in short supply, and asthma sufferers are worried about the risks they face from COVID-19. A doctor answers six key questions.
April 9, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health medicine covid-19 coronavirus asthma disease coronavirus-2020 lung-disease
The idea that lung sounds are a cause of disease is a "paradigm shift for a field that has a 200-year history with the stethoscope."
Tags: inflammation asthma lungs lung-disease health-and-medicine emphysema
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