Health

Prefer dry heat to arctic chill? Genetics might be the reason

(Medical Xpress)—While people in the East and Midwest have been suffering through an intense cold system drifting in from the Arctic, those in the Southwest have been enjoying beautiful, warm weather – and rubbing it ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Team study effects of climate change on West Nile virus

The varied influence of climate change on temperature and precipitation may have an equally wide-ranging effect on the spread of West Nile virus, suggesting that public health efforts to control the virus will need to take ...

Other

Experts discover why Rudolph's nose is red

Rudolph's nose is red because it is richly supplied with red blood cells which help to protect it from freezing and to regulate brain temperature.

Health

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 ...

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