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Four tips on how to layer up to keep cold weather at bay

Whether you're waiting at the bus stop or going for a run, dressing for the conditions and level of outdoor activity is key to staying safe and warm in bitter temperatures, say University of Alberta experts.

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Cryotherapy versus ice baths—it's a draw

The first study to compare the effect of cold water immersion versus extreme cold air has found very little difference between the two treatments on athletes' muscle recovery.

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Tips to embrace the outdoors and enjoy running in cold weather

The downside of resolving to exercise more is that just about everyone else is doing the same thing. So if you're in a cold climate, that means battling all those fickle New Year's resolution-makers for a coveted spot on ...

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Tips for safe winter workouts

(HealthDay)—If you exercise outdoors during the winter, be sure to do so safely, an expert says.

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Ambos' call-outs rise and fall with the temperature

(Medical Xpress) -- If the temperature hits 30 degrees, Brisbane ambos can expect approximately 10 per cent more call-outs that day for people with chronic conditions, research from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cold-air anesthesia reduces pain of laser treatment

(HealthDay) -- In ablative fractionated carbon-dioxide (CO2) laser treatment for photoaging, cold-air anesthesia used in conjunction with topical anesthesia reduces pain significantly more than topical anesthesia alone, according ...

Cardiology

Cold air chills heart's oxygen supply

People with heart disease may not be able to compensate for their bodies' higher demand for oxygen when inhaling cold air, according to Penn State researchers, making snow shoveling and other activities dangerous for some.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nasal congestion: More than physical obstruction

Nose feel congested and stuffed up? Scientists from the Monell Center report that the annoying feeling of nasal obstruction is related to the temperature and humidity of inhaled air. The findings suggest that sensory feedback ...

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