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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.
Dementia patients tend to wander and become lost

Dementia patients tend to wander and become lost

Researchers discover key link between fat, immune cells and heat regulation

Researchers discover key link between fat, immune cells and heat regulation

Concussion recovery and symptom severity found to vary between men and women

Concussion recovery and symptom severity found to vary between men and women

New blood stabilization method prolongs lifespan of blood samples for CTC profiling

New blood stabilization method prolongs lifespan of blood samples for CTC profiling

Safety tips to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during winter

Safety tips to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during winter

Researcher discovers enzyme pathway involved in ALS pathogenesis

Researcher discovers enzyme pathway involved in ALS pathogenesis

Study identifies promising treatment to reduce brain injury in babies

Study identifies promising treatment to reduce brain injury in babies

Continuous EEG can be more reliable way to identify infants at risk for brain injury

Continuous EEG can be more reliable way to identify infants at risk for brain injury

Rebound hyperthermia linked to worse neurologic outcomes, mortality in survivors of cardiac arrest

Rebound hyperthermia linked to worse neurologic outcomes, mortality in survivors of cardiac arrest

Cooling treatment for babies deprived of oxygen at birth can reduce childhood epilepsy

Cooling treatment for babies deprived of oxygen at birth can reduce childhood epilepsy

New drug treatment linked to higher bladder compliance after spinal cord injury

New drug treatment linked to higher bladder compliance after spinal cord injury

Physical exercise during pregnancy provides benefits for both mother and baby

Physical exercise during pregnancy provides benefits for both mother and baby

New approach to treating neonatal hypoxic ischemia improves outcomes in preclinical models

New approach to treating neonatal hypoxic ischemia improves outcomes in preclinical models

ICP monitoring does not improve favorable outcome rate in patients with severe TBI, study shows

ICP monitoring does not improve favorable outcome rate in patients with severe TBI, study shows

Study determines safest temperature and duration for body-cooling of newborns

Study determines safest temperature and duration for body-cooling of newborns

Extensive surgical repair of type A aortic dissection results in better long-term outcomes

Extensive surgical repair of type A aortic dissection results in better long-term outcomes

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