Suicides Rise Along With Temperatures, Study Finds
When heat rises about 2 degrees Fahrenheit in a given location and given month, deaths by suicide rise by about 1 percent. The research team projects that if climate change continues unchecked until the middle of this century, hotter temperatures could cause at least 20,000 additional deaths in the United States and Mexico.
As Heat Rises, So Do Suicides, A Stanford Study Finds
A warming climate may carry a sneaky effect on mental health. A Stanford University-led research team warns in a study published today that hotter temperatures are raising the risk of suicide. Going back to the early 19th century, scientists, sociologists and poets all noticed more people die by suicide in spring. That’s caused other teams to investigate sunlight’s influence on mental health and the connection between allergies and suicide. (Peterson, 7/24)
Heatwave! Santa Monica Scooter Regulation, Office Spaces Exclusively For Cannabis
Temperatures will creep into the triple digits in some areas and that could lead to health risks and force Angelenos to stay indoors. We hear about the precautions we can take to stay healthy in the heat. You can find a list of cooling centers here. (7/24)