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Heat Waves Affect Children More Severely

Heat Waves Affect Children More Severely

Heat Waves Affect Children More Severely Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News After more than a week of record-breaking temperatures across much of the country, public health experts are cautioning that children are more susceptible to heat illness than adults are — even more so when they’re on the athletic field, living without air conditioning, or waiting in…

Skies Are Sucking More Water from the Land

Skies Are Sucking More Water from the Land

Skies Are Sucking More Water from the Land Ula Chrobak Drought is typically thought of as a simple lack of rain and snow. But evaporative demand—a term describing the atmosphere’s capacity to pull moisture from the ground—is also a major factor. And the atmosphere over much of the U.S. has grown a lot thirstier over…

AI Can Predict Potential Nutrient Deficiencies from Space

AI Can Predict Potential Nutrient Deficiencies from Space

AI Can Predict Potential Nutrient Deficiencies from Space Rachel Berkowitz Micronutrient deficiencies afflict more than two billion people worldwide, including 340 million children. This lack of vitamins and minerals can have serious health consequences. But diagnosing deficiencies early enough for effective treatment requires expensive, time-consuming blood draws and laboratory tests. New research provides…

People Who Are Making Health Care More Fair

People Who Are Making Health Care More Fair Julia Hotz The world has never had better medicine, more knowledgeable doctors or stronger data on disease. But these benefits are not equally shared. To take one conspicuous example: two years of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that Black, Hispanic and Native…