Health Problems

Predicting frailty, disability and death

Movement is a part of daily life that most people rarely spend time contemplating, but changes in such movements can portend disease and decline. Watch-like devices known as actimetry sensors, which can be worn on the wrist or ankle, allow researchers to collect information about a subject’s motor activity. In a study led by investigators […]

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The climate change problem nobody is talking about

Climate change — marked by rising sea levels, ice loss and extreme weather — is accelerating, according to a new report, which found that the five-year period between 2014 and 2019 was the warmest on record. Interested in Climate Change? The report, which was released by the intergovernmental World Meteorological Organization days in advance of […]

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Connecticut sees first death this year from mosquito-borne EEE

A Connecticut resident has died from eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the first such death in the state since 2013, health officials report. In addition, another person in the state has contracted the infection, as an outbreak grows. It has been an unusually active year for EEE, with cases reported in several northeast states. In Massachusetts, […]

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Brazil confirms first measles death this year

Brazilian health authorities say the country has had its first death from measles this year. Brazil’s Health Ministry said Thursday that a 42-year-old man died from measles in Sao Paulo. He was not vaccinated against the disease. Nearly all the measles cases recorded this year in Brazil are in the state of Sao Paulo, where […]