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Latest Hyperthermia Stories

2012-04-17 06:20:19

Safe Kids Worldwide Urges Citizens to "ACT" to Avoid Heat Stroke-Related Deaths BOCA RATON, Fla., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year, children die of hyperthermia, also known as heat stroke, while unattended in vehicles. The number of near-misses - children rescued before a fatality - is significantly higher. To help prevent these tragic and unnecessary deaths, Safe Kids Worldwide and the General Motors Foundation are launching their 2012 hyperthermia awareness...

2012-03-07 11:18:05

Thromboembolic stroke, caused by a blood clot in the brain, results in damage to the parts of the brain starved of oxygen. Breaking up the clot with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) reduces the amount of damage, however, there is a very short time window when the value of the treatment outweighs the side effects. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine shows that, during the first 24 hours after a stroke, mild...

2012-02-28 13:34:13

Heat-related deaths among football players across the country tripled to nearly three per year between 1994 and 2009 after averaging about one per year the previous 15 years, according to an analysis of weather conditions and high school and college sports data conducted by University of Georgia researchers. The scientists built a detailed database that included the temperature, humidity and time of day, as well as the height, weight and position for 58 football players who died during...

2012-01-11 06:35:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A young fit athlete who appears no different from the others on his football team dies suddenly during practice on a hot summer day. What could make this happen? According to new studies some physically fit young people could have a genetic mutation that makes them more sensitive to heat. Researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine may have identified a molecule that could reduce that threat. Dr. Susan Hamilton chair of molecular physiology and biophysics...

Experimental 'Couch Potato Pill' May Also Prevent Heat Stroke
2012-01-09 14:12:48

According to a new study in the journal Nature Medicine, an experimental treatment known as the 'couch potato pill' may also help to prevent heatstroke in people genetically predisposed to it. The pill first received its name due its ability to mimic the effects of exercise in inactive laboratory mice, eliciting much excitement in the medical community that it might eventually prove useful in activity-disinclined human patients as well. Yet new research shows that the drug, known to...

2011-11-07 06:00:00

"Badge of Courage" Recognizes Officials and Private Citizens CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids USA today announced a new recognition program for emergency and public safety officials and private citizens who take action to prevent unattended child fatalities from heat stroke in vehicles. The first awards, known as the Safe Kids Buckle Up (SKBU) Badge of Courage, were presented to Safe Kids coalitions in seven states (Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New York,...

2011-08-29 10:09:00

Safe Kids Reminds Caregivers the Dangers of Unattended Children in Cars WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although Labor Day signals the end of summer for many, there will still be several weeks of warm weather and parents must continue to be diligent and never leave children alone in vehicles. So far this year, at least 24 children have died from hyperthermia while unattended in vehicles in states all across the country. To further advocate this cause, Safe Kids is...

2011-08-22 17:45:00

Lady of America Franchise Corporation Offers Tips to Exercise Safely in the Sizzling Heat Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 22, 2011 With the majority of the country experiencing a dangerous heat wave these past few weeks and no immediate relief in sight, Lady of America Franchise Corporation wants to make sure you beat the heat "• and stay safe "• when it comes to exercising. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heat-related deaths and illness are...

2011-07-29 07:56:00

-- Sets target date of 2013 to eliminate deaths -- Calls for specific education and enactment measures WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids USA today called on government, advocacy groups, automakers and car seat manufacturers to combine efforts to eliminate child heat stroke deaths in vehicles by 2013. "We must take action now because kids are dying," said Torine Creppy, executive director of Safe Kids USA. "We can tally the statistics and explore the reasons...

2011-07-21 08:41:00

21 Deaths This Year and Summer Heat Waves Call For Extra Care with Children WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the mid-point of summer, with hot temperatures throughout the country and more than 20 child deaths so far from hyperthermia, Safe Kids USA reminds caregivers to never leave children alone in vehicles. According to a national survey done by the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) 45 percent of parents think it is "very unlikely" a child in their...