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2011-06-30 00:00:29

America is already feeling the effects of summers blistering heat. Hundreds will die this year and thousands will become ill of summer heat. CHILL Towels were invented to instantly provide relief from heats harmful effects. Key West, FL (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 Heat waves kill more people in the United States than all of the other natural disasters combined. Heat is a hidden killer causing thousands of Americans to suffer from the effects of heat stress, heat cramps, heat syncope, heat...

2011-06-28 20:28:30

Older adults might need to reach for that glass of water a little more quickly than others during the hot summer months. Normal aging brings about changes that can affect how some older adults sense and react to warm weather, meaning that they might not get the hydration their bodies need, said an expert at the Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine. Aging changes ability to cope "Thermoregulation, or the body's ability to maintain a steady temperature, is affected as we age...

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2011-06-24 11:40:00

Scientists have found a way to take the temperature of dinosaurs that have been extinct for millions of years. But since you cannot take their temperature like you do with humans, the researchers did the next best thing -- study dinosaur teeth, which can reflect body temperature. What they found is surprising. Studying the teeth of the long-necked Brachiosaurus, they discovered it had a temperature of about 100.8 degrees F and the smaller Camarasaurus had a temp of 98.3 degrees. Humans...

2011-05-30 00:00:29

CHILL Towels cool an athletes core body temperature allowing them to feel refreshed, energized and invigorated before, during and after an event. Key West, FL (PRWEB) May 28, 2011 Athletes and sport trainers know what it takes to be a champion. In addition to innate talent, athletes must push themselves to the limits of the physical boundaries of their comfort zone to achieve true greatness. This type of physical training must be accomplished in an environment that minimizes the danger to...

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2011-05-02 07:50:00

To find out what motivates pigs to frolic around in the mud, a scientist in the Netherlands looked at the wallowing behavior of its wild relatives. Marc Bracke from Wageningen University and Research Centre carried out the study that suggests a pig's love of mud is not just a way to keep cool, but is vital for the animals' well-being. Pigs are known to wallow in order to keep cool because they do not have normal sweat glands to regulate their body temperature. Bracke searched through...

2011-04-18 09:17:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Measuring the body temperatures of newborns with temporal artery thermometry (forehead scanning) provides readings comparable to results obtained by axillary (under arm) thermometry, the clinically recommended method for this patient population, but causes less discomfort, according to a new study reported in Advances in Neonatal Care. The study(1), the first published clinical analysis evaluating the accuracy of temporal artery...

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2011-03-09 08:06:19

According to new research, people with extra body fat may not have a lower body temperature than thinner people, a finding that is in contrast with one popular theory on obesity. The growing rates of obesity worldwide have been attributed to many factors, including fast food and increased time in front of computers. But some people are also more vulnerable to becoming obese than others due to a number of physiological factors. One theory is that people with a lower core body temperature...

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2011-02-18 06:05:00

Black bears show surprisingly significant and previously unobserved slowing of their metabolism during and after hibernation, according to a new study by scientists at the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The amount of metabolic suppression surprised the researchers, since the bears exhibited only a moderate decrease in body temperature during hibernation. "In general, an animal's metabolism slows to about half for each 10 degree (Celsius) drop in body...

2010-10-18 08:33:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- After women exercise, they generally glow with radiance.  On the other hand, after men exercise, they usually look like he just got out of the pool.  A recent study in Japan looks at the differences between men and women's response to changes in exercise intensity and how men are more effective sweaters in those regards.  Regardless of the difference between sexes, researchers say women 'shouldn't sweat it.' Researchers that Osaka University and Kobe...

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2010-10-08 13:25:00

Women have to work harder than men in order to start sweating, while men are more effective sweaters during exercise, according to new research published in the journal Experimental Physiology. The study by Japanese scientists at Osaka International University and Kobe University looked at differences between men and women's sweating response to changes in exercise intensity. The researchers asked four groups of subjects (trained and untrained females, trained and untrained males) to cycle...