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Fatal Lyme carditis in a 37-year-old man shows need for awareness of unusual symptoms

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Physicians and the public should be aware of the different presentations of Lyme disease, as people spend more time outside in the warmer weather and as areas in Canada where the black legged tick is found expand. Three articles in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), which describe a fatal case in a 37-year-old man, atypical skin lesions in a 56-year-old woman and severe neurological symptoms in a 4-year-old boy, illustrate the diversity in presentations.

Reefs’ Neon Colors A Defense Against Coral Bleaching

Some coral reefs are adapting to warming ocean temperatures by making their own sunscreen in the form of bright neon colors — a strategy that invites coral animals to return to reefs and is seen as a critical adaptation to…

Activists Want Global Warming Recorded On Death Certificates

Researchers at Australian National University (ANU) have called for ‘climate change’ to be recorded as a cause of death on death certificates. They claim that in Australia, the rate of people dying as a result of global warming may be…

Study finds microplastics in Florida birds of prey for 1st time

A new study has confirmed the presence of microplastics in birds of prey, including hawks, ospreys and owls. The accumulation of microplastics in birds’ digestive systems could lead to poisoning, starvation and death.

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Tropical forests can handle the heat, up to a point

Tropical forests face an uncertain future under climate change, but new research suggests they can continue to store large amounts of carbon in a warmer world, if countries limit greenhouse gas emissions.

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Tropical forests can handle the heat, up to a point

Tropical forests face an uncertain future under climate change, but new research suggests they can continue to store large amounts of carbon in a warmer world, if countries limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Global warming now pushing heat into territory humans cannot tolerate – The Conversation UK

The explosive growth and success of human society over the past 10,000 years has been underpinned by a distinct range of climate conditions. But the range of weather humans can encounter on Earth – the “climate envelope” – is shifting…

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Legal cannabis hemp oil effectively treats chronic neuropathic pain

Researchers examine the effectiveness of consuming hemp oil extracted from the whole cannabis plant using a chronic neuropathic pain animal model. Researchers showed that legal cannabis hemp oil reduced mechanical pain sensitivity 10-fold for several hours in mice with chronic post-operative neuropathic pain.

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But it’s a dry heat: Climate change and the aridification of North America

Discussions of drought often center on the lack of precipitation. But among climate scientists, the focus is shifting to include the growing role that warming temperatures are playing as potent drivers of greater aridity and drought intensification.