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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.
New discovery links two important hypotheses in Alzheimer's disease research

New discovery links two important hypotheses in Alzheimer's disease research

In Alzheimer's disease, accumulation of amyloid plaque in the brain is believed to play an important role in many characteristic disease symptoms, including memory loss and other mental state changes. [More]
Study offers detailed insights into homeless, alcohol-dependent patients

Study offers detailed insights into homeless, alcohol-dependent patients

A phenomenological study offers detailed insights into homeless, alcohol-dependent patients often stigmatized by the public and policymakers as drains on the health care system, showing the constellation of reasons they are incapable of escaping social circumstances that perpetuate and exacerbate their problems. [More]
AHA honors two Mount Sinai Health System experts as "Heart and Stroke Lifesavers"

AHA honors two Mount Sinai Health System experts as "Heart and Stroke Lifesavers"

The American Heart Association has honored two Mount Sinai Health System experts as "Heart and Stroke Lifesavers" for going above and beyond the call of duty in support of the AHA's mission to build lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. [More]

New guidelines to protect burn victims from hypothermia risk during surgery

Loyola University Health System has established new guidelines to protect burn victims at risk for hypothermia during surgery. [More]
Eagle Pharmaceuticals total revenue increases by $2.5 million for Q2 2014

Eagle Pharmaceuticals total revenue increases by $2.5 million for Q2 2014

Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced its financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2014. This marks the first period for which Eagle is reporting financial results as a public company. [More]
Scientists develop magnetic bacteria that may help diagnose digestive diseases like stomach cancer

Scientists develop magnetic bacteria that may help diagnose digestive diseases like stomach cancer

Scientists from the University of Granada have successfully created magnetic bacteria that could be added to foodstuffs and could, after ingestion, help diagnose diseases of the digestive system like stomach cancer. [More]
DTI assessment indicates that mild hypothermia therapy may be beneficial for patients with diffuse axonal injury

DTI assessment indicates that mild hypothermia therapy may be beneficial for patients with diffuse axonal injury

Mild hypothermia has been shown to exert apparent neuroprotective effects in animal models of diffuse axonal injury. However, the clinical efficacy of mild hypothermia is controversial. [More]
Therapeutic hypothermia may not be effective in all patients who suffered heart attack, says study

Therapeutic hypothermia may not be effective in all patients who suffered heart attack, says study

Whole body cooling in comatose patients who have suffered a heart attack can limit the damage to brain tissue caused by the restoration of blood flow and oxygen. [More]

Study examines forensic cases of hypothermia deaths in South Australia and Sweden

New research from the University of Adelaide shows that the state of South Australia has a higher rate of deaths from extreme cold compared with the northern European nation of Sweden. [More]
St. Joseph's Hospital opens new $20 million Heart Institute

St. Joseph's Hospital opens new $20 million Heart Institute

St. Joseph's Hospital entered the next era of cardiac care by opening a new $20 million Heart Institute on Feb. 10, 2014. St. Joseph's Hospital Heart Institute is one of the most advanced and comprehensive centers for cardiovascular medicine in Florida, performing more than 50,000 adult cardiac catheterizations. It is also has the only pediatric catheterization program in Hillsborough County. [More]
Study to evaluate connections between brain networks and religious thought

Study to evaluate connections between brain networks and religious thought

Building on previous evidence showing that religious belief involves cognitive activity that can be mapped to specific brain regions, a new study has found that causal, directional connections between these brain networks can be linked to differences in religious thought. [More]
USAMRMC to develop strategic research plan that identifies critical research priority areas in TBI

USAMRMC to develop strategic research plan that identifies critical research priority areas in TBI

The U.S. Department of Defense funds more than 500 neurotrauma research projects totaling over $700 million. Yet there remains a large unmet medical need for effective treatments of traumatic brain injury (TBI), a major cause of disability and mortality. [More]
Professor studies impact of different levels of physical contact on premature infants

Professor studies impact of different levels of physical contact on premature infants

The benefit that premature infants gain from skin-to-skin contact with their mothers is measurable even 10 years after birth, reports a new study in Biological Psychiatry. [More]
New projects advance treatments for radiation syndrome, cardiac arrest-induced brain injury and rare blood disorder

New projects advance treatments for radiation syndrome, cardiac arrest-induced brain injury and rare blood disorder

​The National Institutes of Health today has launched three pre-clinical projects to advance potential new treatments for acute radiation syndrome, brain injury following cardiac arrest and a rare blood disorder called beta thalassemia. [More]

Better to fat finger a text than to lose a finger due to the cold

The popular half-gloves that leave fingers uncovered for texting may be good for communicating electronically but they may also lead to permanent loss of fingers due to exposure to the cold. "Fingers are one of the first body parts to feel the effects of the cold and damp and along with toes, ears and the nose are frequently subjected to frostbite and even amputation," says Arthur Sanford, MD, Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Burns, Loyola University Health System. [More]
NIH Stroke Trials Network includes UC San Diego Health System as grant recipient

NIH Stroke Trials Network includes UC San Diego Health System as grant recipient

A network of 25 nationally recognized stroke centers has been created to rapidly address the three core features of stroke research and care: prevention, treatment and recovery. The regional coordinating centers, working with nearby satellite facilities, will span the country and have teams of researchers representing every stroke-related medical specialty, with the primary goal of bringing new therapies and strategies to the stroke community more rapidly. [More]
Spaceflights cause cellular-level damage and may lead to long-term vision problems

Spaceflights cause cellular-level damage and may lead to long-term vision problems

Those who travel to space are rewarded with a beautiful sight - planet Earth. But the effects of space travel on the human sense of sight aren't so beautiful. More than 30 percent of astronauts who returned from two-week space shuttle missions and 60 percent who spent six months aboard the International Space Station were diagnosed with eye problems. Two recent investigations examined mechanisms that may explain eye changes in spaceflight, help find ways to minimize this health risk to astronauts and eventually prevent and treat eye diseases on Earth. [More]
Researchers analyze protective effects of mild hypothermia on CNS injuries

Researchers analyze protective effects of mild hypothermia on CNS injuries

There are few data on the effectiveness and mechanism underlying mild hypothermia in the treatment of central nervous system injuries. Therefore, there is a need to investigate the potentially beneficial effects of mild hypothermia on central nervous system injuries. [More]
Higher 36°C temperature as effective as 33°C for therapeutic hypothermia treatment

Higher 36°C temperature as effective as 33°C for therapeutic hypothermia treatment

Therapeutic hypothermia - cooling the body and brain down to 33-C - is the method used worldwide to treat cardiac arrest, even though a lower body temperature may raise the risk of side-effects. However, keeping the temperature steady at 36-C is just as effective, a study led by Lund University researchers has found. [More]

Lowering body temperature improves survival, neurological outcome in cardiac arrest patients

Francis Kim, M.D., of Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, and colleagues evaluated whether early prehospital cooling (lowering body temperature) improved survival to hospital discharge and neurological outcome in cardiac arrest patients with or without ventricular fibrillation (VF). [More]