News tagged with core body temperature

Fending off frostbite in frigid temperatures

Veronica Sikka, M.D., Ph.D, assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, VCU School of Medicine, works in the emergency department at VCU Medical Center.

Jan 24, 2014
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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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Too hot to sleep? Here's why

Bushfires are quite appropriately dominating our nation's concerns during the current Australian heatwave. But for many, the struggle to sleep through soaring temperatures is a personal inferno that dominates ...

Jan 11, 2013
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Scientists make squirrels hibernate

Hibernation is an essential survival strategy for some animals and scientists have long thought it could also hold promise for human survival. But how hibernation works is largely unknown. Scientists at the ...

Jul 26, 2011
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