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Climate change will fuel diseases, warns Global Fund

GENEVA: Climate change will end up killing people by fuelling infectious diseases, the head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said Tuesday. Executive director Peter Sands said that in 2022, the fund had witnessed the “escalating impact” of climate change on health. While upsurges in malaria had hitherto been seen due […]

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‘Climate change is a health issue’

Medical professionals reflect on COP27 and how a changing climate is damaging health. When Dr. Jay Lemery gives presentations on climate and health, one of his slides has two pictures with an arrow between them: one with a polar bear and an iceberg, and another with a kid and an inhaler.    “This is the […]

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Vanderbilt Medical experts: Climate change affects health

An increase in auto-inflammatory diseases, skin conditions and even cancer may result from creeping global climate change, healthcare professionals said during a Monday seminar hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center as part of a series on health equity.  “I think it’s important to take a step back and just acknowledge that climate change impacts every […]

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Canada’s health system isn’t ready for diseases caused by climate change: doctors

Montreal family doctor Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers sees climate change as an all-encompassing “risk amplifier.” She says it raises the potential for hazard across the board, from threatening the most basic health determinants, such as air quality and access to food and water, to exacerbating seasonal allergies and tick-borne Lyme disease. Petrin-Desrosiers, president of the Quebec chapter of the […]

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How anti-fatness crept into the environmental sustainability movement

As more literature and scientific studies link obesity to environmental harms, it becomes yet another way people are stigmatized due to body size During a university lecture several years ago, we were shown a painting of a 36-year-old man living at the dawn of the 19th century who weighed more than 700lb. His body, a […]

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