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Climate change will kill 14.5 million people globally by 2050 — but mostly not directly

A recent report also projects $12.5 trillion in economic losses and $1.1 trillion in healthcare costs by midcentury.
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Doctors from around the world unite to call for urgent climate action

Health bodies demand all governments immediately cease expansion of new fossil fuel infrastructure and production.

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ER docs worry over extreme heat as a 'mass casualty event'

ER docs worry over extreme heat as a 'mass casualty event'

From body bags for rapid cooling to "prescriptions" for air conditioners, doctors are preparing for a future of extreme heat linked to climate change.
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rooftop solar powers remote India medical facilities

As India's electrical grid strains, rural hospitals and clinics find reliable power in rooftop solar

It wasn’t until Government Maternity installed rooftop solar a year ago that it could depend on constant electricity that keeps the lights on, patients and staff comfortable and vaccines and medicines safely refrigerated. Now it's one of more than 250 hospitals or clinics that is relying on the technology to ensure modern health care in remote and rural communities.

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The planet as a patient: How healthcare leaders are helping to build a healthier world

On Earth Day, we should remember that the health of people and the health of our planet are closely interlinked.
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A deadly fungus with mysterious origins is raising alarms

Candidas auris, which is spreading around the world, is difficult to detect and even harder to treat. Here’s what we know about it so far, and who’s at risk.

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Healthcare paradox: How the industry designed to keep us well is also making our planet – and our bodies – sick

Healthcare systems undertake a fundamental and challenging mission: keeping us healthy. But true health and wellbeing extends beyond hospital walls and examination rooms. Our bodies and minds can only be as healthy as the environments that nourish them.

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