Quantcast

Latest Thermoregulation Stories

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...

bf34ddb6cc63ea55e51c2f9e960c8eb31
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...

761c2973950173ef154b82f2430579a31
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...

f214a4bd5db88a6bd836f122f4afd1c2
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...

dc0312fd69da402eca03b7f7a9715abc
2010-10-07 10:07:26

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. Such changes were expected because warming has been fastest in the northern temperate zone and the Arctic. But new research published in the Oct. 7 edition of Nature adds to growing evidence that, even though the temperature increase has been smaller in the tropics, the impact of warming on life could be much...

2010-08-06 17:11:15

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. Similar mass die-offs occur in wild birds and some mammals during heat waves, but unlike humans, birds may not be able to take shelter or find fresh water in order to survive devastating heat. What is the outlook for desert bird communities in light of expected global temperature increases on Earth? Blair Wolf, an associate professor of biology at the University...

2010-08-05 16:23:00

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. By comparing different species to each other, as well as to members within a species that live in different environments, researchers are learning which physiologic features establish environmental optima and...

2010-07-22 11:23:00

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. Although many of the heat-related deaths reported in recent weeks involved older adults, people of any...

2010-07-06 13:29:00

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. "Those at greatest risk for developing heat-related illness are infants and young children, people over age 65, and those with heart disease, high blood pressure, breathing problems, or chronic conditions," James said....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
Related