Spike in Southwest dust storms driven by ocean changes

Spike in Southwest dust storms driven by ocean changes

More dust storms may be contributing to dramatic rise in Valley fever in the Southwest

People living in the American Southwest have experienced a dramatic increase in windblown dust storms in the last two decades, likely driven by large-scale changes in sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean drying the region’s soil, according to new NOAA-led research. (more…)

New York State Health Commissioner Issues High Alert for Deadly Fungus (Mold)

New York State Health Commissioner Issues High Alert for Deadly Fungus (Mold)

New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker today issued a statewide health advisory to all hospitals and nursing homes in New York City to be on high alert of readiness for Candida auris, or C. auris, a fungal infection that has become increasingly resistant to treatments and can cause severe illness in patients with serious underlying medical conditions. (more…)

Salem Witch Trials: Toxic mold causes people to go mad

Salem Witch Trials: Toxic mold causes people to go mad

The Salem Witch Trials are recorded in history as a travesty of justice. Crimes against humanity committed by ignorant people and religious fanatics who simply did not understand the nature of a fungal disease and attributed the toxic health effects to some supernatural cause. (more…)