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Kidney disease surges among Sri Lanka’s young men

Kidney disease surges among Sri Lanka’s young men

Rising temperatures and contaminated water have led to an epidemic of kidney disease among young men in Sri Lanka's farming and fishing communities.

Apoorva Mandavilli reports for The New York Times.

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Rising saltwater contamination threatens health in coastal Bangladesh

Rising saltwater contamination threatens health in coastal Bangladesh

Saltwater intrusion in coastal Bangladesh is exacerbating chronic kidney disease, with residents forced to consume contaminated water for daily use.

Thaslima Begum reports for The Guardian.

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Health risks increase as Brazil’s floodwaters recede

Health risks increase as Brazil’s floodwaters recede

The first two deaths from leptospirosis have been reported in southern Brazil as floodwaters recede, with experts predicting a surge in fatalities.

Gabriela Sá Pessoa reports for The Associated Press

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Heavy rains spur mosquito surge in Houston with climate change worsening the issue

Heavy rains spur mosquito surge in Houston with climate change worsening the issue

After recent heavy rains in Texas, Houston residents face a severe mosquito infestation, with climate change expected to exacerbate future outbreaks.

Matt Keyser and Dino Grandoni report for The Washington Post.

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Maui residents struggle with health issues months after devastating fires

Maui residents struggle with health issues months after devastating fires

Months following the catastrophic fire in Lahaina, Maui, residents are facing serious health complications, including respiratory problems and psychological distress, while grappling with inadequate medical resources.

Brianna Sacks reports for The Washington Post.

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Warming waters in Europe pose significant health risks, says EU agency

Warming waters in Europe pose significant health risks, says EU agency

A report by the European Environment Agency warns of health hazards from emerging waterborne diseases and pollution due to climate change.

Leonie Cater reports for POLITICO

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Climate change and its impact on Africa's public health

Climate change and its impact on Africa's public health

Africa's rising temperatures are worsening vector-borne diseases in vulnerable regions, a serious public health issue.

Juliet Akoth Ojwang reports for Mongabay.

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