Oncology & Cancer

Cool room temperature inhibited cancer growth in mice

Turning down the thermostat seems to make it harder for cancer cells to grow, according to a study in mice by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The study, published in the journal Nature, found that chilly temperatures ...

Health

Yes, women might 'feel the cold' more than men. Here's why

We all have different preferences for when it's the right time to bring out the winter blankets. And the thermostat's setting often forms the basis of office arguments between women and men regarding the "correct" temperature ...

Health

1.69 million deaths attributed to extreme temperatures in 2019

(HealthDay)—Acute heat and cold exposure can increase mortality risk for multiple causes of death, with cold-attributable mortality exceeding heat-attributable mortality, according to a study published in the Aug. 21 issue ...

Health

Staying safe in the cold

In extremely cold, snowy and windy conditions, your safest option is to stay indoors. But if you have to head outside, experts at Rush University Medical Center have advice for avoiding the most common cold-related injuries: ...

Medical research

Blocking hormone uptake burns more fat

A newly discovered regulatory mechanism helps the body control the rate of fat metabolism, according to a new study publishing on January 17 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Ligong Chen of Tsinghua University in ...

Medical research

Can 'brown fat' really help with weight loss?

There have been hyped reports of late about "brown fat". Different from the fat we mostly have (white fat), brown fat is capable of burning more energy. So the theory goes: if we have more brown fat, we can lose weight. But ...

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