Category: Health

How climate change helped Lyme disease invade America

How climate change helped Lyme disease invade America

When President Donald Trump announced last week that he was pulling the US out of the Paris climate accord, Yale epidemiology researcher Katharine Walter felt gutted. “[Global warming] is already happening,” she said, “and...

Apple, Google, and California are rebuffing Trump and trying to stay in the Paris climate deal

Apple, Google, and California are rebuffing Trump and trying to stay in the Paris climate deal

Last Thursday, President Donald Trump made what is surely to be one of the most fatefuldecisions of his presidency: The United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. For hundreds of businesses, states,...

Water is getting much, much more expensive in these 30 cities

Water is getting much, much more expensive in these 30 cities

On average, Circle of Blue found that water rates have increased by 54 percent across the US since 2010. But changes year to year vary wildly. Between 2016 and 2017, rates only increased 4...

Australia’s ‘biggest ever’ antivenom dose saves boy bitten by funnel web spider

Australia’s ‘biggest ever’ antivenom dose saves boy bitten by funnel web spider

A 10-year-old NSW central coast boy is lucky to be alive after a deadly funnel web spider bite necessitated what is believed to be the largest dose of antivenom administered in Australian history. Matthew...

Is Gluten Really That Bad? It Depends…

Is Gluten Really That Bad? It Depends…

For many people, avoiding gluten has become a cultural as well as a dietary choice. Gluten allergies and sensitivities are on the rise and we hear about this everywhere. As it turns out, there is a...