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Tackling heat-related mortality in aging populations

A large study of older adults in China points to physical and cognitive function — not age — as key predictors of heat-related mortality, highlighting the need for climate adaptation policies to prioritize accessibility across all age groups.

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Kephart, J.L., Okoye, S.M. Tackling heat-related mortality in aging populations. Nat Med 30, 1247–1248 (2024).

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