Latest Thermoregulation Stories
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.
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.
Black bears show surprisingly significant and previously unobserved slowing of their metabolism during and after hibernation.
After women exercise, they generally glow with radiance.
Women have to work harder than men in order to start sweating, while men are more effective sweaters during exercise.
In recent decades documented biological changes in the far Northern Hemisphere have been attributed to global warming, changes from species extinctions to shifting geographic ranges.
In 2003, a massive heat wave struck and killed some 30,000 people in Europe in an area where heat was not considered a major threat.
In trying to predict how species will respond to climate change caused by global warming, researchers and scientists are turning to comparative physiology, a sub-discipline of physiology that studies how different organisms function and adapt to diverse and changing environments.
Stay Cool, Avoid Strenuous Activities and Check on Older Relatives, Neighbors HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With very hot temperatures and high humidity forecast for much of Pennsylvania in the coming days, the Department of Health is again urging residents - and particularly older adults - to take steps that can help them to avoid serious illness or even death.
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With extremely hot temperatures expected to linger over Pennsylvania for much of this week, Health Secretary Everette James today urged Pennsylvanians to take steps to recognize and prevent heat-related illness.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.