Health

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. ...

Health

Milk production declines due to heat stress in Northern China

Northern China is a major dairy-producing region. However, milk production is expected to decline drastically by 2050, with losses potentially up to 50% by 2070, because of heat stress in July, according to a new study.

Medical research

Eating activates the functioning of human brown fat

The importance of the human brown adipose tissue (BAT) has become clearer over the past 10 years. Using functional imaging, positron emission tomography (PET) it was possible to show that adult humans have functional BAT. ...

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