Hypothermia News and Research

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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.
Head-cooling device prevents brain damage in oxygen-deprived newborn babies

Head-cooling device prevents brain damage in oxygen-deprived newborn babies

BioTime awarded a research grant for blood plasma volume expander

BioTime awarded a research grant for blood plasma volume expander

Newborn lambs’ central heating system could aid fat busting in humans

Newborn lambs’ central heating system could aid fat busting in humans

Antarctic fish may aid cardiac research

Antarctic fish may aid cardiac research