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When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body’s stored energy. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. This makes hypothermia particularly dangerous because a person may not know it is happening and won’t be able to do anything about it.

Hypothermia is most likely at very cold temperatures, but it can occur even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water.
Outdated health myths practiced by grand parents could pose serious risks to young children

Outdated health myths practiced by grand parents could pose serious risks to young children

Cold weather increases risk of mortality in Texas, study finds

Cold weather increases risk of mortality in Texas, study finds

Skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding instigate bonding between mothers and newborns

Skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding instigate bonding between mothers and newborns

New study reveals sympathetic nervous system as main driver of thermogenesis

New study reveals sympathetic nervous system as main driver of thermogenesis

Study shows safety of Schwann cell transplantation for treating subacute thoracic spinal cord injury

Study shows safety of Schwann cell transplantation for treating subacute thoracic spinal cord injury

BodyCap wins medical CE mark for ingestible connected pill e-Celsius

BodyCap wins medical CE mark for ingestible connected pill e-Celsius

Study highlights need for increased vigilance when using GFAP, UCH-L-1 as potential biomarkers of mTBI

Study highlights need for increased vigilance when using GFAP, UCH-L-1 as potential biomarkers of mTBI

Researchers uncover how brain circuit elicits hunger responses during starvation

Researchers uncover how brain circuit elicits hunger responses during starvation

Body cooling not more effective than therapeutic normothermia for treating in-hospital cardiac arrests in children

Body cooling not more effective than therapeutic normothermia for treating in-hospital cardiac arrests in children

New research reveals link between fluid volume and temperature during hard work in hot weather

New research reveals link between fluid volume and temperature during hard work in hot weather

New clinical study to examine safety and outcomes of body cooling in cardiac arrest patients

New clinical study to examine safety and outcomes of body cooling in cardiac arrest patients

Study evaluates outcomes of hypothermia treatment among patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest

Study evaluates outcomes of hypothermia treatment among patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest

Russian physicists propose unique method to avoid implants rejection

Russian physicists propose unique method to avoid implants rejection

Scientists develop new optical fiber-based probe for brain temperature measurements

Scientists develop new optical fiber-based probe for brain temperature measurements

Study underscores importance of evidence-based medical care in improving health of neonates

Study underscores importance of evidence-based medical care in improving health of neonates

Physicians may need to allow sufficient time before predicting outcomes in comatose cardiac arrest patients

Physicians may need to allow sufficient time before predicting outcomes in comatose cardiac arrest patients

Study assesses prevalence of delirium among survivors of cardiac arrest treated with hypothermia

Study assesses prevalence of delirium among survivors of cardiac arrest treated with hypothermia

Novel adaptive mechanisms in hibernating animals may provide clues to mitigate cardiac injury

Novel adaptive mechanisms in hibernating animals may provide clues to mitigate cardiac injury

Nine creative ways to improve cognitive development of children in developing countries

Nine creative ways to improve cognitive development of children in developing countries

Neurotoxic effects of chemotherapy may impair cognitive function in young ALL patients

Neurotoxic effects of chemotherapy may impair cognitive function in young ALL patients