Health

Do ice cream and cold drinks cool us down?

All over the world summer is synonymous with water activities, cold beverages and, of course, ice cream. While most of us agree ice cream and cold beverages are refreshing summer treats, do they actually help cool us down?

Health

Fending off frostbite in frigid temperatures

Veronica Sikka, M.D., Ph.D, assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, VCU School of Medicine, works in the emergency department at VCU Medical Center.

Medications

Paracetamol improves exercise endurance in the heat

Paracetamol has a significant effect on exercise performance and the body's ability to cope with the thermal challenge of exercise in the heat, shows a study published today [20 September] in Experimental Physiology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Full body illusion is associated with a drop in skin temperature

Researchers from the Center for Neuroprosthetics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland, show that people can be "tricked" into feeling that an image of a human figure—an "avatar"—is their own ...

Other

E-health made easier—and more comfortable

The future of health care could be found in a tiny, paper-thin skin patch that collects vital information. The Bio-patch sensor developed by researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology is inexpensive, versatile ...

Health

Too hot to sleep? Here's why

Bushfires are quite appropriately dominating our nation's concerns during the current Australian heatwave. But for many, the struggle to sleep through soaring temperatures is a personal inferno that dominates conversation ...

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