Climate Change

WHO Names Top Ten Threats to Global Health

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BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) On January 21, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a list of ten threats (see sidebar) impacting global health, which WHO and its partners will focus on in 2019. According to WHO, “The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable […]

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Sidestepping Climate Change to Promote Environmental Policy

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BY GARY W. SELNOW, Ph.D., WiRED INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR A Personal Comment (Archived story. Original version is here.) Life on the planet is remarkably interconnected; humans, animals, we might even add plants, interact in delicate, mutually dependent associations. Presiding over all living things are the air and water — the environment that sustains us. WiRED International’s […]

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Climate Change, Pollution and Health

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BY GARY W. SELNOW, Ph.D., WiRED INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR A Personal Comment (Archived story. Original version is here.) Many of WiRED’s board members, staff and volunteers live in California, and, as I write this essay, we are holed up in our homes, able to venture outside only for chores and obligations we cannot avoid. When I […]

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WiRED Marks One Health Day

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BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) November 3, 2018, is One Health Day. One Health Day reminds us of the critical link among humans, animals and the environment we all share. It further reminds us that to address the health of human populations, we must also address the health […]

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NIH Studies Explore Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interactions

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BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) Do animals have the power to benefit human health? For the past 10 years the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded an ongoing range of studies focused on humans’ relationships with animals. NIH reports that “Scientists are looking at what the potential physical and mental […]

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Veterinarians Play Key Role in the Concept of “One Health”

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BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) Veterinarians work to protect the health of animals. They know that keeping animals and pets healthy also protects the health of people and the environment. The One Health approach, adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, connects human, animal and environmental health. Experts […]

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Earth Day is Every Day

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BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) Threats to the health of our planet — such as climate change, pollution, deforestation and species extinction — make this Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, a vital time to reflect and to act to protect our world. The Centers for Disease Control […]

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WiRED Marks Publication of Article on One Health in Medical Journal

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BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) The Medical Journal of Southern California Clinicians (MJSCC) recently published an article titled, “The Importance of a One Health Perspective in a Changing Environment.”  The MJSCC article is co-authored (see sidebar) by WiRED International Director Gary Selnow, Ph.D.; Western University professor and WiRED […]

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Climate Change to Worsen in 2018

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BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW AND BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) The ill effects of climate change are not about to disappear anytime soon.  In fact, our period now is the warmest in the history of modern civilization, according to the Climate Science Special Report released in November 2017 by 13 U.S. federal agencies. The report […]