WATCH: What parents should know about youth football and heat strokes

A mother whose son died from heat stroke is speaking about how to keep kids safe as football season begins and temperatures soar.
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

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Heat stroke, the most serious type of heat illness, refers to the presence of hyperthermia (core temperature>40°C), accompanied by central nervous system dysfunction. The hippocampus is a particularly vulnerable region in the early stage of heat stroke. Increasing evidence suggests that dysregulation of brain iron metabolism is involved in many neurodegenerative diseases. However, whether heat stroke causes dysfunction of iron metabolism, as well as iron-regulatory proteins, in the hippocampus remains unknown. The present study was conducted to explore the effects on spatial learning and memory, as well as iron cont...
Source: Shock - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Basic Science Aspects Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2019Source: Safety Science, Volume 118Author(s): Danyela Samaniego-Rascón, Manuel C. Gameiro da Silva, Almerindo D. Ferreira, Rafael E. Cabanillas-LopezAbstractDue to production requirements, solar facilities are usually located in sunny environments where workers face hot weather. Heat is seen as an environmental and occupational hazard with its physiological effects due to high-temperature exposures. Among the heat-related effects are, dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and death. The heat-related impairments on health could also negatively impact the performance of the workers an...
Source: Safety Science - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
In conclusion, pregnancy induces heat intolerance by inducing hypothalamic impairment in mice. Additionally, HBO2T protects against heat intolerance in pregnant mice by preserving hypothalamic integrity.
Source: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although a majority of respondents reported progress in implementing health and safety policies in their states, perceived barriers pointed to the need for the continued education of state leaders in charge of developing and implementing health and safety policies. Despite these barriers, collaboration among key stakeholders is crucial to successful implementation of best-practice policies in secondary school athletics. PMID: 31017807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Athl Train - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Tags: J Athl Train Source Type: research
This study was supported by ZonMw (Project: Thermo Tokyo: Beat the heat), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (Project: Citius, Altius, Sanius), and Heatshield, under EU Horizon 2020 grant agreement No 668786. Conflict of Interest Statement The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. Acknowledgments The authors thank Dr. Tatsuro Amano (Niigata University, Japan) for his assistance with translating the Japanese Meteorological Agency website. Footnotes ^
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
We report a case of EHS successfully cooled using an endovascular cooling device after traditional cooling methods failed to reduce core body temperature.
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Communications: Adult Source Type: research
Abstract Heat-related illnesses comprise a spectrum of syndromes resulting from disruption of thermoregulation in people exposed to high environmental heat. Symptoms range from heat edema and exercise-associated muscle cramps to exercise-associated collapse, heat exhaustion, and life-threatening heat stroke. Athletes, outdoor laborers, and military personnel are at greatest risk. Several intrinsic and extrinsic factors increase the risk of heat-related illness, including medical conditions, environmental factors, medication use, and inadequate acclimatization. Proper recognition and treatment are effective in prev...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
Exertional heat stroke (EHS) remains one of the leading causes of sudden death in sport despite clear evidence showing 100% survivability with the proper standards of care in place and utilized. Of particular concern are student athletes competing at the s...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Conclusion: The IV, PCM, and SLIV produced lower heart rate, mean skin, rectal and mean body temperatures in addition to improved work times compared to control. The WS did not improve work times possibly as a result of the cooling capacity of the suit abating, and magnifying thermal insulation. Considering the added time and resources required to implement combination cooling in the form of ice slurry and ice vest (SLIV), there was no significant additive effect for perception, cardiovascular strain, rectal temperature and total trial time relative to the phase change vest or ice vest alone. This may be a product of a &ld...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Abstract Hot weather can exacerbate health conditions such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and lead to heat stroke and death. In built up areas, temperatures are commonly observed to be higher than those in surrounding rural areas, due to the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. Climate change and increasing urbanisation mean that future populations are likely to be at increased risk of overheating in cities, although building and city scale interventions have the potential to reduce this risk. We use a regional weather model to assess the potential effect of one type of urban intervention - reflective 'coo...
Source: Environment International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research
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