Tag Archives: Attacks

Animal attacks cost us more than $1 billion a year, and they're becoming more common

The rate of all animal attack injuries has increased over the past 10 years, according to Dr. Joseph Forrester, one of the authors of the study published Tuesday in the BMJ. He anticipates that it will continue to rise, partially because of climate change. The most common cause of injury is bites from non-venomous arthropods,… Read More »

WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria

WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs… Read More »

Cold Weather—More Heart Attacks

As winter approaches, most of us are doing our best to adjust to earlier nightfall and dropping temperatures. It can be hard to get motivated to do much of anything when it is so cold outside. And now, there is another reason to dislike the windy, wintry weather that will soon be upon us. New… Read More »