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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.
Neurotoxic effects of chemotherapy may impair cognitive function in young ALL patients

Neurotoxic effects of chemotherapy may impair cognitive function in young ALL patients

New set of practice guidelines from WMS may help in treatment, prevention of drowning

New set of practice guidelines from WMS may help in treatment, prevention of drowning

Nepal, one year on – VSO heads up new recovery and reconstruction hub.

Nepal, one year on – VSO heads up new recovery and reconstruction hub.

New treatment reduces cerebral damage in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients

New treatment reduces cerebral damage in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients

Understanding dangers of binge drinking

Understanding dangers of binge drinking

Hypothermia associated with increased risk for infection in patients undergoing surgery

Hypothermia associated with increased risk for infection in patients undergoing surgery

New perioperative guideline released for optimal management of geriatric patients

New perioperative guideline released for optimal management of geriatric patients

Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest improves survival and neurological outcomes

Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest improves survival and neurological outcomes

New study finds evidence to support meperidine-associated seizure risk

New study finds evidence to support meperidine-associated seizure risk

Study confirms neuroprotective effects of hypothermia in newborns with HIE

Study confirms neuroprotective effects of hypothermia in newborns with HIE

Head injury patients do not benefit from brain cooling therapy

Head injury patients do not benefit from brain cooling therapy

New cell type appears to drive life-threatening food allergies

New cell type appears to drive life-threatening food allergies

Finding by UCSF researchers could increase availability of kidneys for transplant

Finding by UCSF researchers could increase availability of kidneys for transplant

Rapid cooling procedures prior to catheterization reduce extent of myocardial infarction

Rapid cooling procedures prior to catheterization reduce extent of myocardial infarction

Brain protein key to binge drinking? An interview with Dr. Candice Contet

Brain protein key to binge drinking? An interview with Dr. Candice Contet

Simple blood test can predict evidence of TBI on radiographic imaging, injury severity

Simple blood test can predict evidence of TBI on radiographic imaging, injury severity

Study provides insight into the brain structures affected by epilepsy

Study provides insight into the brain structures affected by epilepsy

Study: Therapeutic hypothermia offers little neurological benefit to children with cardiac arrest

Study: Therapeutic hypothermia offers little neurological benefit to children with cardiac arrest

Emergency body cooling, therapeutic hypothermia yield similar outcomes for children with cardiac arrest

Emergency body cooling, therapeutic hypothermia yield similar outcomes for children with cardiac arrest

Study demonstrates that activation of cannabinoid CB2 receptors suppresses chronic pain

Study demonstrates that activation of cannabinoid CB2 receptors suppresses chronic pain