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Health and climate change

From more heatwaves to a longer allergy season and better conditions for Zika-carrying mosquitoes, climate change is shifting health risks around the world

Pandemic spark: Solar energy prescribed for off-grid healthcare Megan Rowling
Much of West Africa faces Sahara-level heat within a century Nellie Peyton
Health experts call pandemic a window into future climate threats Laurie Goering
Has India's 'airpocalypse' put poor more at risk from coronavirus? Annie Bannerji and Thin Lei Win
Kathmandu battles new threat as temperatures rise: dengue fever Aadesh Subedi
In virus-hit Amazon, fire season threatens overtaxed health system Fabio Zuker
Climate change 'biggest global health threat' of century: doctors Laurie Goering
As threats rise, African scientists dig into climate health risks Nellie Peyton
As climate shifts, Central America fights a deadly dengue outbreak Anastasia Moloney
Climate disruption threatens children's health, future: commission Megan Rowling
Money trees: U.S. cities find new ways of valuing urban forests Carey L. Biron
As climate impacts hit, cities are still struggling to prepare Anna Scholz-Carlson
Can air pollution trigger depression and schizophrenia? Sonia Elks
Acute encephalitis deaths in Indian town rises to 129 children Reuters
In climate change-hit Bangladesh, hospital boats are lifesaver Naimul Karim
Meeting climate goals would cut U.S. city heat deaths, Miami ahead Sebastien Malo
Zika, dengue to threaten up to a billion more as climate warms Shannon Larson
Time to see air pollution as a human rights threat: U.N. Shannon Larson
Flies and fungi: Climate change could make food less safe Andualem Sisay Gessesse
As Nepal warms, a new health threat looms: dengue fever Aadesh Subedi
African islands call for help as climate change worsens health Nellie Peyton
Act on climate change to cut 'outrageous' pollution deaths - WHO Megan Rowling
Goats drink first: Women struggle as coastal India grows saltier Manipadma Jena
Climate shocks threaten gains against HIV in Africa Inna Lazareva
After Nate, Costa Rica looks to measure mental health damage too Sebastian Rodriguez
In sniffling Islamabad, allergies soar as spring brings less rain Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Millions could avoid deadly fever if world limits warming Lin Taylor
For survivors of Fiji's deadly cyclone, mental scars linger Laurie Goering
Carbon cuts could help 15 cities each avoid 1 mln early deaths Sebastien Malo
Climate action would save trillions in healthcare Sebastien Malo
Mosquito-packed drones could give extra bite to Zika fight Sophie Hares
Concern over climate change linked to depression, anxiety Sebastien Malo
Amid wet weather, Zimbabwe’s Mutare sees hike in malaria deaths Andrew Mambondiyani
Pacific children bear mental scars of climate disasters Lin Taylor
As droughts lengthen, Zimbabwe’s medicinal plants disappear Andrew Mambondiyani
With early warning, Karachi cools a heatwave threat Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Blood clots to leaking guts - 27 ways to die from heatwaves Heba Kanso
Brahmaputra boat clinic goes solar, powering rural healthcare Anuradha Nagaraj
Climate change harms health worldwide as millions swelter Reuters
Is climate change driving more mental illness in Africa? Maina Waruru
With Irma - and power cut - Miami gets taste of deadly heat Adriana Brasileiro
Move over malaria: Zika, dengue may thrive in warmer Africa Kieran Guilbert
Cooling vests aim to help migrant workers weather the Gulf's heat Heba Kanso
Human frontiers: How much heat can body and mind take? Zoe Tabary
Silent killer: Sweltering planet braces for deadly heat shocks Laurie Goering
Texas calls in U.S. Air Force to counter post-storm mosquito surge Reuters
As warming brings more malaria, Kenya moves treatment home Isaiah Esipisu
As dengue cases soar, Sri Lanka battles a deadly foe: mosquitoes Amantha Perera
Brazil risks Hantavirus rise due to sugarcane, climate change Sophie Hares
Solar ambulances to speed into service in Bangladesh Mushfique Wadud
From Zika to dengue, a warming Europe faces new disease threats Laurie Goering
Drought worsens deadly West Nile virus epidemics in U.S. Alex Whiting
Put people, not cars, first in transport systems - U.N. Megan Rowling
Climate change is shifting areas of skin disease concern Reuters
Climate change threatens to double malaria risk from African dams Magda Mis
India air pollution death rate to outpace China - researcher Reuters
Heavy rainfall and heat swamp Sri Lanka's anti-dengue drive Amantha Perera
OECD warns of rising premature deaths, costs of air pollution Reuters
Scientists use climate, population changes to predict diseases Reuters
Air pollution to kill many more without change of energy policy Reuters
Extreme weather increases level of toxins in food, scientists warn Kagondu Njagi
Solar power, text messages fight maternal deaths in rural Cameroon Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
Climate change impact on food will go beyond production Tonya Rawe, CARE
Climate information may be key weapon in fight against Zika spread Megan Rowling
Pregnant women face zika virus threat ahead of Brazil Olympics Adriana Brasileiro and Anastasia Moloney
Experts press for urgent, integrated approach to tackle dengue Alisa Tang
Air pollution in China abates, but winter a problem: Greenpeace Reuters
After Ebola, two other tropical diseases pose new threats Reuters
Kenya's hydropower dams fuel malaria risk for villagers Anthony Langat
Global warming to increase heat, decrease productivity in SE Asia Alisa Tang
Climate deal more important for your health than you realise-WHO Magdalena Mis
In Cameroon, harvesting floodwater brings better health Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
Dengue fever sweeps Asia, hospitals struggle to cope Astrid Zweynert
"Peak coal" by 2020 could save China thousands of lives - study Reuters
Efficient stove technology eases Kenya's medical waste problem Kagondu Njagi
Climate change health risk is a "medical emergency" - experts Reuters
Heat wave kills more than 180 in Pakistan's southern Sindh Reuters
Indian state eases compensation rules for heat wave deaths Reuters
Labourers toiling in Indian heat wave say have little choice Reuters
Salty drinking water in Bangladesh could boost health risks: study Kyle Plantz
Malaria resurfaces in Rio as drought displaces mosquitoes Adriana Brasileiro
Doctors should take lead in push to curb climate change - experts Kyle Plantz
Dengue risk rises due to climate change and urbanisation Magdalena Mis
Deadly Japanese encephalitis surges in northeast India Amarjyoti Borah
Mosquito-borne chikungunya spreading rapidly through S. Pacific Reuters
Mexico detects first case of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus Reuters
Is climate change making the Ebola outbreak worse? Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi
Climate-driven migration increasing disease burden in Ethiopia Kagondu Njagi
Climate change: a chronic health problem for the 21st century Laurie Goering
Act now on climate change or face growing health risks - UN Megan Rowling
UN moves to bring climate information into health planning Megan Rowling
Florida facing threat from two mosquito-borne diseases Reuters
Cameroon steps up war on malaria amid worsening floods Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
Better climate data could help Tanzania curb malaria Kizito Makoye
Smarter home design wards off parasitic disease in Kenya Kagondu Njagi
Wind and dust can predict Sahel meningitis outbreaks Samuel Mintz
Climate change hampers fight against malaria - study Magda Mis
Global warming won't cut winter deaths as hoped - UK study Reuters
Behaviour change is key to climate action - health experts Laurie Goering
Solar mosquito trap could reduce malaria in Western Kenya Gitonga Njeru
Thailand suffers worst dengue epidemic in more than 20 years Amy Sawitta Lefevre
Migration worsening climate stresses on Tanzania's urbanites Kizito Makoye
Ethiopia pushes family planning to cope with climate change E.G. Woldegebriel
Ahmedabad scores a 'heat action' first Sujit Chakraborty
Assam cooks up ways for schools to cope with extreme heat Amarjyoti Borah
Experts triple estimate of world dengue fever infections Reuters
Can a game combat malaria? Lauren Graham
Rio+20 must commit to sustainable solutions for healthcare Health Poverty Action
Eastern India cools the risks from extreme heat Manipadma Jena
Will climate change tip poor nations' health systems over the ... thin-lei-win
Did you know that climate change is bad for your health? Megan Rowling
Sri Lanka using fines to beat dengue amid rising climate risk Amantha Perera
Malaria threatens Tanzania's highlands as temperatures rise Felix Mwakyembe
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