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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.
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Outdated health myths practiced by grand parents could pose serious risks to young children

Outdated health myths practiced by grand parents could pose serious risks to young children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

Study shows safety of Schwann cell transplantation for treating subacute thoracic spinal cord injury

Study shows safety of Schwann cell transplantation for treating subacute thoracic spinal cord injury

BodyCap wins medical CE mark for ingestible connected pill e-Celsius

BodyCap wins medical CE mark for ingestible connected pill e-Celsius

Study highlights need for increased vigilance when using GFAP, UCH-L-1 as potential biomarkers of mTBI

Study highlights need for increased vigilance when using GFAP, UCH-L-1 as potential biomarkers of mTBI

Researchers uncover how brain circuit elicits hunger responses during starvation

Researchers uncover how brain circuit elicits hunger responses during starvation

Body cooling not more effective than therapeutic normothermia for treating in-hospital cardiac arrests in children

Body cooling not more effective than therapeutic normothermia for treating in-hospital cardiac arrests in children

New research reveals link between fluid volume and temperature during hard work in hot weather

New research reveals link between fluid volume and temperature during hard work in hot weather

New clinical study to examine safety and outcomes of body cooling in cardiac arrest patients

New clinical study to examine safety and outcomes of body cooling in cardiac arrest patients