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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.
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Antiviral activity of favipiravir against Zika and SARS-CoV-2 in cynomolgus macaques

Antiviral activity of favipiravir against Zika and SARS-CoV-2 in cynomolgus macaques

Adding erythropoietin to cooling therapy shows no added benefits for newborns with birth asphyxia

Adding erythropoietin to cooling therapy shows no added benefits for newborns with birth asphyxia

Natural immunity weak and short-lived in unvaccinated after Omicron infection

Natural immunity weak and short-lived in unvaccinated after Omicron infection

Research may lead to more effective interventions for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

Research may lead to more effective interventions for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

Women recommended to wait for at least two years after bariatric surgery before trying to conceive

Women recommended to wait for at least two years after bariatric surgery before trying to conceive

Aggressively warming patients during surgery offers no benefit, study says

Aggressively warming patients during surgery offers no benefit, study says

Prolonged unconsciousness is common in COVID-19 patients, recovery often takes days or even weeks

Prolonged unconsciousness is common in COVID-19 patients, recovery often takes days or even weeks

Recovery of consciousness may take weeks for most COVID patients on respirators

Recovery of consciousness may take weeks for most COVID patients on respirators

Impact of DNA clearance on mortality in patients with severe COVID-19 infections

Impact of DNA clearance on mortality in patients with severe COVID-19 infections

Study finds Omicron infection effectively induces immunity against itself and enhances protection against other variants in vaccinated individuals

Study finds Omicron infection effectively induces immunity against itself and enhances protection against other variants in vaccinated individuals

Rewarming after cooling therapy increases the odds of seizures in oxygen-deprived newborns

Rewarming after cooling therapy increases the odds of seizures in oxygen-deprived newborns

People cannot perceive decrease in body temperature when exercising, study finds

People cannot perceive decrease in body temperature when exercising, study finds

Plastic drapes lower the incidence of hypothermia in very low birth-weight neonates

Plastic drapes lower the incidence of hypothermia in very low birth-weight neonates

Clinical trial shows induced hypothermia after cardiac arrest does not improve survival

Clinical trial shows induced hypothermia after cardiac arrest does not improve survival

Moderate therapeutic hypothermia does not improve neurological outcomes after cardiac arrest

Moderate therapeutic hypothermia does not improve neurological outcomes after cardiac arrest

New low cost, non-electric warmer effectively treats infant hypothermia

New low cost, non-electric warmer effectively treats infant hypothermia

Study highlights the importance of ensuring newborns have close contact with parents during COVID-19

Study highlights the importance of ensuring newborns have close contact with parents during COVID-19

Intentional cooling of the body may help improve acute respiratory distress syndrome

Intentional cooling of the body may help improve acute respiratory distress syndrome

Lower diagnostic threshold for fever in older people may help detect COVID-19 cases earlier

Lower diagnostic threshold for fever in older people may help detect COVID-19 cases earlier