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Beat the heat! Here are tips to survive scorching heat waves amid health risks

Amid 140 million Americans under heat alerts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided tips on staying safe during extreme heat

With temperatures soaring and heat waves becoming a regular occurrence across US, it's crucial to identify the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.(AP)
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 05:05 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

Athens closes Acropolis, Europe on alert amid heatwaves by anticyclone Cerberus

Europe cities under alert include high-tourism destinations of Bologna, Florence and Rome as temperatures shoot high while other Italian cities could be hotter

The closed entrance to the Acropolis archaeological site due to extreme hot weather conditions, in Athens, Greece. In Athens, the nighttime temperature won't drop below 25C (77F) for 15 days, while many of the city's inhabitants are seeking relief on nearby beaches from as early as 6 am (Photographer: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg)
Published on Jul 16, 2023 02:25 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Rome

Phoenix man's skin peeling, brain 'fried' amid heatwave crisis in United States

Man found near death in scorching Arizona heat with severe burns and "fried" brain. Heat-related alerts grip the US as heat waves threaten millions.

People, who are homeless, try to cool down with chilled water outside the Justa Center, a day center for homeless people 55 years and older, Friday, July 14, 2023, in downtown Phoenix. Phoenix marked the city’s 15th consecutive day of 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 degrees Celsius) or higher temperatures on Friday. (AP Photo/Matt York)(AP)
Published on Jul 15, 2023 05:36 PM IST

Heat waves are here to stay, it's time we prepare for them

Climate disasters need mitigation efforts, relief measures and most importantly, meticulous data collection. We're still not alert for deaths caused due to heat

Heat wave-related deaths are a cause for concern, as it is difficult to put a number to the deaths due to heat stress because most are not even documented.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 03:35 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Heat exhaustion heat stroke during pregnancy: Signs and symptoms, prevention

Here are four main concerns for pregnant women during a heat wave, the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke during pregnancy and prevention tips

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke during pregnancy: Signs and symptoms, prevention tips (Photo by Anna Hecker on Unsplash)
Published on Jul 01, 2023 07:16 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi
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