Scientists Link Diabetes, Temperature With Eye On Global Warming Trends
The health impacts of the planet's changing temperature expand far beyond malaria and dengue fever, researchers find.
Los Angeles Times:
Why Global Warming Could Lead To A Rise Of 100,000 Diabetes Cases A Year In The U.S.
If the average temperature rises by 1 degree Celsius, sea levels will rise, crop yields will fall and vulnerable species will see their habitat shrink or disappear. And, a new study suggests, the number of American adults suffering from diabetes would rise by more than 100,000 a year. Experts have previously predicted that climate change could fuel the spread of conditions such as malaria and dengue fever, because rising temperatures will broaden the range of disease-spreading mosquitoes. (Kaplan, 3/20)
In other public health news —
The Desert Sun:
Want A Healthier Community? The Desert Healthcare District Wants To Hear From You
Anyone with ideas on how to make the Coachella Valley a healthier place to live is encouraged to attend special meetings of the Desert Healthcare District on Thursday and Friday. Officials with the publicly funded agency are preparing to lay down goals for the coming decade, including for the proposed district expansion into the eastern Coachella Valley...A telephone survey conducted in November and funded by the district found that about two-thirds of district voters rated local medical care as excellent or good. District CEO Herb Schultz said he often hears that access to mental health services, help for the homeless and access to dental care are ways local health care could improve. (Newkirk, 3/20)