Heatwaves linked to increased risk of renal failure, other diseases in seniors

December 24, 2014 4:07 PM

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Heatwaves linked to increased risk of renal failure, other diseases in seniors

The research team, including Jennifer F. Bobb of the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in Boston, MA, notes that extreme heat is the most common cause of weather-related deaths in the US.

The number of fatalities as a result of extreme heat is expected to rise, according to the researchers, as climate change means heatwaves are likely to become more intense, more frequent and last longer.

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