Biomedical technology

New device detects heat strain in military trainees

In 2020, more than 2,000 U.S. service members experienced heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Such injuries pose a "significant and persistent threat to both the health of U.S. military members and the effectiveness of military ...

Biomedical technology

Device prevents cold shivering after medical alcohol wipe

Alcohol is widely used for skin disinfection in medical environments. However, especially in winter, because there is a temperature gap between alcohol and the human body, using alcohol wipes can cause cold shivers.

Immunology

Fighting multiple sclerosis with cold

In evolutionary biology, the "life history theory," first proposed in the 1950s, postulates that when the environment is favorable, the resources used by any organism are devoted for growth and reproduction. Conversely, in ...

Health

Tokyo Paralympics: How Paralympians are affected by the heat

The heat experts were right. In 2019, historical data suggested that the average daily temperature athletes would have to contend with during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games would be between 28.2℃ and 29.7℃, ...

Medical research

Hypothermia may go unnoticed when exercising in the cold

In a study published this month in Physiology & Behavior, research teams at the University of Tsukuba, led by Takeshi Nishiyasu, and at Niigata University of Health and Welfare, led by Tomomi Fujimoto, have found that, when ...

Health

Researcher examines extreme heat, multiple sclerosis link

Public health scientist Naresh Kumar found that clinical visits by multiple sclerosis patients to Veterans Affairs medical centers increased during months associated with warmer weather and high humidity. With sweltering ...

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