News tagged with cold weather

Some fat cells can feel the cold

(Medical Xpress)—To survive in cold environments, mammals burn fat to produce heat. The breakdown of fat helps prevent obesity and related metabolic diseases, such as diabetes. Bruce Spiegelman and his colleagues at Harvard ...

Jul 02, 2013
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Don't become a blizzard casualty

(HealthDay)—The blizzard conditions and frigid cold blanketing the U.S. Northeast pose numerous health threats, a doctor warns.

Jan 27, 2015
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Keeping safe in a big freeze

(HealthDay)—As a new cold snap sends temperatures plunging across much of the United States, one expert offers tips on how to stay warm and safe.

Jan 06, 2015
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Dealing with cold weather injuries

(HealthDay)—If exercising outdoors is on your list of New Year's resolutions, don't let the cold weather stop you, suggests the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

Jan 01, 2015
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Hypothermia and older adults

Frigid weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid hypothermia—when the body gets too ...

Jan 07, 2014
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