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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 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

Change in mental status or falls may be misinterpreted as infection in nursing homes

Change in mental status or falls may be misinterpreted as infection in nursing homes

Homeless shelters grapple with COVID safety as cold creeps in

Homeless shelters grapple with COVID safety as cold creeps in

Study: Cold weather is responsible for almost all temperature-related deaths

Study: Cold weather is responsible for almost all temperature-related deaths

Early blood test could detect birth asphyxia

Early blood test could detect birth asphyxia

Researchers report a key breakthrough to help protect newborns from brain damage

Researchers report a key breakthrough to help protect newborns from brain damage

Remote continuous monitoring easily, effectively detects seizures in at-risk neonates

Remote continuous monitoring easily, effectively detects seizures in at-risk neonates

Neural circuits that control hibernation-like behaviors discovered in mice

Neural circuits that control hibernation-like behaviors discovered in mice

UTHealth experts successfully treat 3-week-old infant with severe COVID-19

UTHealth experts successfully treat 3-week-old infant with severe COVID-19

Therapeutic hypothermia effectively targets brain injury sites

Therapeutic hypothermia effectively targets brain injury sites

Braincool completes patient recruitment to study Cooral System for prevention of Oral Mucositis

Braincool completes patient recruitment to study Cooral System for prevention of Oral Mucositis

Combination of two immune defense strategies could afford alternative approach to treating sepsis

Combination of two immune defense strategies could afford alternative approach to treating sepsis

Study suggests average body temperature in humans falling

Study suggests average body temperature in humans falling

Minimally invasive technique to directly measure cardiac output in newborns

Minimally invasive technique to directly measure cardiac output in newborns

Suspended animation in humans successfully tried for the first time

Suspended animation in humans successfully tried for the first time

Frailty: An important predictor of worse outcome after traumatic spinal cord injury

Frailty: An important predictor of worse outcome after traumatic spinal cord injury

Risk factors of malignant arrhythmias found in patients treated with therapeutic hyperthermia after cardiac arrest

Risk factors of malignant arrhythmias found in patients treated with therapeutic hyperthermia after cardiac arrest