Drought linked with human health risks in US analysis, Berman et al.

In a retrospective study of health claims for 618 U.S. counties over 14 years, published in The Lancet, researchers found that severe drought conditions increased the risk of mortality among adults 65 or over. They also found that individuals in places where droughts were rare, such as counties in Minnesota, showed a larger risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease compared with counties where drought is more common. Read more here