Reading Practice – Heart Defects

Here's a reading passage for practice. By now you should be able to finish each passage in no more than 5 minutes ...

Heart Defects

1. Warm weather is not linked to birth defects of the heart, though unseasonably hot winter days may be associated with the rarest heart defects and requires more study, according to a new study from Israel.

2. Women should be aware of the possibility of an effect, though small, said lead author Keren Agay-Shay of the University of Haifa. "This is also important to decision makers, to understand all possible effects of climate change on health", she told Reuters Health.

3. Studies With animals have sometimes found a link between hot weather during pregnancy and live young with structural problems of the heart. Only one previous study examined the association between outside temperatures and inborn heart problems in people, in 2012, and found no link.

Match the right heading with each paragraph

a. Climate change and heart defects found not to be related

b. The connections between Weather and heart defects

c. Potential effects of global Warming on health

d. Results differ in animal and humans studies

e. The side effects of cold Weather on infants

 

True, False, and Not Given

 

1.Cold weather has been linked to shortness of breath in children

2.There have been three studies examining the association between outside temperatures and inborn heart problems in people.

3. Warm weather and birth defects of the heart are not significantly linked to each other.

Headings:

1.b

2.c

3. d

True, False, Not Given:

1. Not Given

2. False, Only one previous study examined the association between outside temperatures and inborn heart problems in people.

3. True


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