Florence's Lingering Threat: Mold

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, residents of the Carolinas are facing a new health threat: mold. Mold-related illnesses are a serious concern following severe flooding in North and South Carolina, say experts from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. “Where there’s dampness and water, there’s mold,”…

Traffic Noise Is (Bad) for the Birds

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — City birds age faster than their country cousins and traffic noise may be the reason why, a new study suggests. The research focused on telomeres — caps on the ends of chromosomes that protect genes from damage. Shortening of telomeres indicates faster aging. At 120 days of age,…

Eclipse Viewers Eclipsed Viewing Records

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The total solar eclipse of August 2017 was one of the most watched scientific events ever for millions of Americans, researchers report. And it led a record number of them to seek more information on eclipses, survey results show. Based on responses from thousands of Americans, the University…

Moon Dust a Health Hazard?

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Dust could pose a health hazard if astronauts start spending extended periods of time on the Moon, Mars or other airless planets, researchers say. They found that up to 90 percent of human lung cells and mouse brain cells died when exposed to simulated lunar dust particles. The…

Green Space: A Gateway to Better Health?

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Maybe there’s good reason why open, unspoiled stretches of land are often referred to as God’s country. New research from Britain suggests that getting close to nature is beneficial to your health. The researchers analyzed more than 140 studies that included more than 290 million people in 20…