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How firefighters deal with heat stress and fatigue

Searing heat, fireballs and walls of embers. Firefighters faced extreme conditions during the 2020 summer bushfires, which claimed the lives of nine firefighters across Australia. Now research is drawing on sport performance ...

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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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At what temperature does the weather become a problem?

When extreme heat becomes more frequent and temperatures remain high for extended periods of time, as it is currently the case in Canada and the American Northwest, physiological stress increases in humans, animals and crops. ...

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