Biomedical technology

Do at-home COVID-19 tests expire?

Perhaps you stocked up when at-home COVID-19 test kits were hard to come by, before the U.S. federal government started a program to mail some to each household. Or maybe you found a bunch of test kits for a good price at ...

Radiology & Imaging

Warming of CT contrast media may not be needed

According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), the resources required to warm iohexol 350 to body temperature before injection for CT may not be warranted, given the lack of observed practical benefit.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nutritionist explains how to avoid food-borne illness

Summer means cookouts, picnics and backyard barbecues. But a generous spread of food eaten outside raises some serious health questions. Nobody wants food poisoning—or to make their guests sick. But how do you know when ...

Vaccination

EU agency starts review of France's Sanofi COVID jab

The European Medicines Agency said Tuesday it had started a "rolling review" of France's Sanofi coronavirus jab, which could lead to authorisation for use in the European Union.

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Room temperature

Room temperature is a common term to denote a certain temperature within enclosed space at which humans are accustomed. Room temperature is thus often indicated by general human comfort, with the common range of 7°C (44°F) to 32°C (90 °F),[citation needed] though climate may acclimatize people to higher or lower temperatures.

The term can also refer to a temperature of food to be consumed, which is placed in such a room for a given time. Furthermore, it may refer to a certain temperature within settings of scientific experiments and calculations.

For human comfort, desirable room temperature greatly depends on individual needs and various other factors. According to the West Midlands Public Health Observatory, 21 °C (73 °F) is the recommended living room temperature, whereas 18 °C (64.4 °F) is the recommended bedroom temperature. A study carried out at the Uppsala University, on indoor air quality and subjective indoor air quality (SIAQ) in primary schools, states that perception of high room temperature was related to a poor climate of cooperation. To achieve a good SIAQ, it recommends room temperature should be at a maximum of 31.0 °C (92.6 °F).

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