Mississippi faces ‘long road to recovery’ after deadly tornadoes

Poverty is adding to the challenges of recovering from a massive storm that pushed through the southern US state of Mississippi late last week, killing at least 25 people and destroying entire neighborhoods. A tornado obliterated the modest one-story home that Kimberly Berry shared with her two daughters in the Mississippi Delta flatlands, leaving only … Read more

Picking up the pieces after twin cyclones hit Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu Vanuatu is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world and it is regularly affected by cyclones during the wet season from November to April. But few in this archipelago nation of more than 80 islands were prepared for two Category 4 cyclones hitting the country within 72 hours in early … Read more

‘My city is gone’: Powerful tornado kills dozens in Mississippi

US President Joe Biden has approved an emergency declaration for Mississippi after a powerful storm tore across the state, killing at least 25 people there and one in Alabama. Biden ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the affected areas, a White House statement said on Sunday. The funding will … Read more

Why Asthma Gets Worse in Cold Weather

medically reviewed by dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, MD, MSUrgent Care Medical Director and Family Medicine Physician + Infographic text Why is asthma often worse in the winter? Cold air Cold air can trigger spasms in the muscles that keep your airways open. These spasms can trigger asthma flare-ups. dry air Dryness in the air, as often … Read more

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