First aid cooling techniques for heat stroke and exertional hyperthermia: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Douma MJ, Aves T, Allan K, Bendall JC, Berry D, Chang WT, Epstein J, Hood N, Singletary EM, Zideman D, Lin S.
BACKGROUND: Heat stroke is an emergent condition characterized by hyperthermia (>40  °C/>104 °F) and nervous system dysregulation. There are two primary etiologies: exertional which occurs during physical activity and non-exertional which occurs durin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Climate Change, Surprise Billing/Insurance Delays to Top TMA Conference
How does climate change threaten the health and survival of humans? Beyond obvious threats like heatstroke, doctors and other scientists suspect climate change factored in the 2012 Dallas epidemic of West Nile encephalitis and the spread of other tropical diseases shared by mosquitos. One physician expert points to climate change as a contributing factor for allergies, asthma, worse COPD conditions, and heart attacks. Physicians will address this timely issue and more during the 2020 Texas Medical Association (TMA) Winter Conference in Austin this week. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearable AC
(University of Missouri-Columbia) One day, soldiers could cool down on the military battlefield -- preventing heat stroke or exhaustion -- by using 'wearable air conditioning,' an on-skin device designed by engineers at the University of Missouri. The device, which provides approximately 11 degrees Fahrenheit of cooling to the human body, includes numerous human health care applications such as the ability to monitor blood pressure, electrical activity of the heart and the level of skin hydration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heat Stroke (A Very Serious Condition)
Title: Heat Stroke (A Very Serious Condition)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/4/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - December 11, 2019 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

Gene expression profiling of humans under exertional heat stress: comparisons between persons with and without exertional heat stroke - Ren MQ, Kazman JB, Abraham PA, Atias-Varon D, Heled Y, Deuster PA.
Exertional heat stroke (EHS) is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality among both athletes and warfighters. Therefore, it is important to find blood biomarkers to predict susceptibility to EHS. We compared gene expression profiling from blo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Determining the correlation between outdoor heatstroke incidence and climate elements in Daegu metropolitan city - Kim JH, Ryoo HW, Moon S, Jang TC, Jin SC, Mun YH, Do BS, Lee SB, Kim JY.
This study aimed to investigate the most relevant climate elements and their warning criteria to prev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Diabetics Can Reduce Heat Illness From Exercise Diabetics Can Reduce Heat Illness From Exercise
Diabetes can make people more prone to heat stroke when they exercise on hot days, but two studies suggest there are things diabetics and others can do to lower their risk of heat-related illnesses.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Diabetics can reduce heat illness from exercise
(Reuters Health) - Diabetes can make people more prone to heat stroke when they exercise on hot days, but two studies suggest there are things diabetics and others can do to lower their risk of heat-related illnesses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kids in Hot Cars: How to Prevent Heatstroke Deaths
Title: Kids in Hot Cars: How to Prevent Heatstroke DeathsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/29/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/30/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Exertional heat-stroke preparedness in high school football by region and state mandate presence - Kerr ZY, Scarneo-Miller SE, Yeargin SW, Grundstein AJ, Casa DJ, Pryor RR, Register-Mihalik JK.
CONTEXT: Exertional heat stroke (EHS) is a leading cause of sudden death in high school football players. Preparedness strategies can mitigate EHS incidence and severity. OBJECTIVE: To examine EHS preparedness among high school football programs an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kids in Hot Cars: How to Prevent Heatstroke Deaths
THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 -- Hot car deaths set a U.S. record last year, with 53 children dead because they were left behind or got trapped inside an overheated vehicle, according to the National Safety Council. So far this year the tally is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exercising in Extreme Heat -- How to Avoid Hyperthermia Exercising in Extreme Heat -- How to Avoid Hyperthermia
The hotter the temperature gets, the more critical it is to be aware of the risk for heat stroke.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Article Source Type: news

Health group says Ontario must do more to protect children from climate change
An Ontario health advocacy group is calling for more action to protect children from the harmful impacts of climate change. The group says cases of asthma, heat stroke and Lyme disease could all be on the rise in the coming decades. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

In Heat Waves, Fans May Do More Harm Than Good
Electric fans might make you feel cooler, but they can actually increase your risk of becoming heat sick and even dying from a heat stroke, the evidence shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father Charged in Deaths of 1-Year-Old Twins Left in Car
The police said he left the infants in the heat on Friday and worked a full shift at a hospital in the Bronx. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nate Schweber and Andrea Salcedo Tags: Juan Rodriguez Mariza Rodriguez Phoenix Rodriguez Heatstroke Children and Childhood Kingsbridge (Bronx, NY) Rockland County (NY) Automobiles Child Abuse and Neglect Source Type: news

Heat Hacks for Summer Running
Readers ’ tips for coping with runs in this sidewalk-sizzling season. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jen A. Miller Tags: Exercise Running Summer (Season) Water Heatstroke Source Type: news

Heat stroke symptoms: How to keep cool and avoid heatstroke on hottest July day ever
HEATSTROKE is a life-threatening condition brought on in hot weather - here is how to keep cool on what is the hottest July day on record. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heatstroke WARNING: Five signs a person needs emergency medical attention warns Dr Hilary
HEATSTROKE is considered a medical emergency and can result in permanent damage, so recognising the signs is incredibly important. Dr Hilary Jones took to ITV ’s Lorraine to issue his heatwave advice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Signs of Heat Stroke
-- Heat-related illness is preventable, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Whether you're just hanging out or working in the heat, it's important to know the signs of heat stroke: Body temperature of more than 103 degrees... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heat Stroke, Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion Prevention
Doctors say older adults are more at risk for heat-related illnesses when temperatures soar ... You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. ... The provider ’s terms, ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 22, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What are the warning signs of heat-related illness?
Thirty-two-year-old former New York Giants lineman Mitch Petrus, died Thursday night after suffering from an apparent heat stroke. Dr. Jon LaPook joins “CBS Weekend News” with more on how to spot warning signs of heat-related illnesses. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Know the signs of heat stroke before it's too late
Record-breaking temperatures are expected in at least 14 different states by this weekend (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognizing Heat Exhaustion
-- During very hot weather, the body's ability to cool itself down is compromised, says the U.S. National Weather Service. As the body dehydrates, losing important fluids and salts, you or someone you know may develop heat exhaustion. Signs of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Predict Climate Change Will Make Dangerous Heat Waves Far More Common
People all across the U.S. have been sweating through heat waves this summer, and new research suggests they should get used to it. Over the next century, climate change will likely make extreme heat conditions—and their concordant health risks—much more frequent in nearly every part of the U.S., according to a paper published in the journal Environmental Research Communications. By the end of the century, it says, parts of the Gulf Coast states could experience more than 120 days per year that feel like they top 100°F. The study was conducted by researchers from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a n...
Source: TIME: Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Scientists Predict Climate Change Will Make Dangerous Heat Waves Far More Common
People all across the U.S. have been sweating through heat waves this summer, and new research suggests they should get used to it. Over the next century, climate change will likely make extreme heat conditions—and their concordant health risks—much more frequent in nearly every part of the U.S., according to a paper published in the journal Environmental Research Communications. By the end of the century, it says, parts of the Gulf Coast states could experience more than 120 days per year that feel like they top 100°F. The study was conducted by researchers from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a n...
Source: TIME: Science - July 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Tips to avoid heatstroke, exhaustion this summer
While summer is halfway over, it's never too late to heed reminders about the dangers of high temperatures that can lead to heatstroke and exhaustion. "Heatstroke is usually due to prolonged exposure to high temperatures or physical exertion in high temperatures," says Dr. Brian Bartlett, an emergency medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 16, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Fatal exertional heat stroke in football: the coaches are the culprits - Eichner ER.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sports medicine: exertional heat illness - O'Connor FG.
Exertional heat illness (EHI), specifically exertional heat stroke (EHS), is one of the three leading causes of death in young athletes. In the United States, the incidence of EHI appears to be increasing. The human body has multiple mechanisms to dissipat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

An ‘Unprecedented’ Early Summer Heatwave Grips Europe as Scientists Warn More Are on the Way
Europeans are bracing for an intense early-summer heatwave, with record-breaking temperatures forecast in parts of France and Germany before the weekend — less than a year after the region’s last extreme heatwave. Temperatures are expected to break 104°F in much of western Europe, far outstripping the comfortable weather normally enjoyed in the region at this time of year. The warmest temperatures are expected on Thursday and Friday. But 51 German weather stations have already recorded temperatures never seen before in June, the World Meteorological Organization said Wednesday. French news station LCI say...
Source: TIME: Science - June 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime weather Source Type: news

Exertional heat stroke: pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention - Knapik JJ, Epstein Y.
Temperature increases due to climate changes and operations expected to be conducted in hot environments make heat-related injuries a major medical concern for the military. The most serious of heat-related injuries is exertional heat stroke (EHS). EHS gen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Exertional heat stroke within secondary school athletics - Adams WM.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Are recommended heat stroke treatments adequate for Australian workers? - Brearley MB.
Workers that combine physical exertion with exposure to hot conditions are susceptible to heat-related illnesses, including heat stroke. Despite recognition of cold water immersion as the heat stroke treatment of choice in the peer-reviewed literature, it ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Heatguard: an ultra-low-cost three-dimensional-printed sensor for skin temperature alert and reporting system - Li R, Smith A, Tadinada H, Hovet S, Tse ZTH.
A heatstroke is one of the most serious forms of heat injury and is classified as a medical emergency. It is characterized by an elevated core body temperature along with the failed body cooling mechanism in response to the sudden heat-up. People vulnerabl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

When a child dies of heatstroke after a parent or caretaker unknowingly leaves the child in a car: how does it happen and is it a crime? - Diamond DM.
It is commonly reported that in the course of a drive, a parent or caretaker loses awareness of the presence of a child in the back seat of the car. Upon arriving at the destination, the driver exits the car and unknowingly leaves the child in the car. Thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Experimental and simulation study of thermal accumulation in an enclosed vehicle - David Chua SN, Chan BK, Lim SF.
Thermal accumulation in a car cabin under direct exposure to sunlight can be extremely critical due to the risk of heatstroke especially to children who are left unattended in the car. There are very limited studies in the literature to understand the ther... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Data analytics of a wearable device for heat stroke detection - Lin SS, Lan CW, Hsu HY, Chen ST.
When exercising in a high-temperature environment, heat stroke can cause great harm to the human body. However, runners may ignore important physiological warnings and are not usually aware that a heat stroke is occurring. To solve this problem, this study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Multiple Patients With Heatstroke Air Evacuated by Agreement Concerning Collaboration - Jitsuiki K, Omori K, Takeuchi I, Kondo A, Ohsaka H, Ishikawa K, Nakagawa Y, Inokuchi S, Yanagawa Y.
On August 30, 2017, the wet-bulb globe temperature was 30 °C. Three female military personnel fell unconscious almost simultaneously around noon after a long-distance march that had started at 6 am. The fire department in Gotenba received a 119 call [at 1:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Heat sepsis precedes heat toxicity in the pathophysiology of heat stroke-a new paradigm on an ancient disease - Lim CL.
Heat stroke (HS) is an ancient illness dating back more than 2000 years and continues to be a health threat and to cause fatality during physical exertion, especially in military personnel, fire-fighters, athletes, and outdoor laborers. The current paradig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Ditch the Machine to Improve Accuracy in Blood Pressure Measurement and Diagnostics
Conclusion For the patient in this case, the decision to forego the convenience of a machine in favor of the skills of a knowledgeable paramedic was lifesaving. Much like the comparison often drawn between the old-fashioned barbell and more sophisticated exercise machines, newer, more complex, and more expensive might make a process more comfortable, but doesn’t always equate to superior results. As we surrender more and more of our hands-on skills to the ease of automated technology, we risk more than the loss of the aptitudes that form the foundation of sound patient assessment—we place our patients in jeopar...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 24, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark Rock, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Possible fatal hyperthermia involving drug abuse in a vehicle: case series - Fais P, Pascali JP, Mazzotti MC, Viel G, Palazzo C, Cecchetto G, Montisci M, Pelotti S.
Major interplaying causes of heat stroke (HS) and fatal hyperthermia are climate, physical activity, artificial extreme ambient temperatures, confinement in a small compartment, and effects of drugs and chemicals, combined with predispositions and complica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Evaluation of a novel classification of heat-related illnesses: a multicentre observational study (Heat Stroke STUDY 2012) - Yamamoto T, Fujita M, Oda Y, Todani M, Hifumi T, Kondo Y, Shimazaki J, Shiraishi S, Hayashida K, Yokobori S, Takauji S, Wakasugi M, Nakamura S, Kanda J, Yagi M, Moriya T, Kawahara T, Tonouchi M, Yokota H, Miyake Y, Shimizu K, Tsuruta R.
The Japanese Association for Acute Medicine Committee recently proposed a novel classification system for the severity of heat-related illnesses. The illnesses are simply classified into three stages based on symptoms and management or treatment. Stages I,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Demand for heatwave advice from NHS doubled this summer
Searching for advice on signs of heat exhaustion and preventing heatstroke was most popular. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal risk factors associated with heat-related illness among new conscripts undergoing basic training in Thailand - Nutong R, Mungthin M, Hatthachote P, Ukritchon S, Imjaijit W, Tengtrakulcharoen P, Panichkul S, Putwatana P, Prapaipanich W, Rangsin R.
Cases of exertional heat stroke have been reported every year during basic training for Royal Thai Army (RTA) conscripts. Prevention is an important strategy to reduce the incidence of heat-related illnesses. We conducted a study to identify potential indi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Researching Heatstroke In Athletes
The death of a University of Maryland player is among a number of training deaths in college football recently. Melissa Block speaks with Douglas Casa who has researched the causes. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“His Entire Body Was Shutting Down”: New State Rankings Show Gaps in High School Athlete Safety
By mid-afternoon on August 1, 2017, the temperature in Stockton, Calif. was at least 105 degrees. Thirteen-year-old Jayden Galbert complained to his mother, Shynelle Jones, about the heat, but didn’t want to skip preseason football practice and hurt his chances of making the freshman football team. Instead, he showed up, pushed himself to participate, and then collapsed on the field. “He started vomiting and he was shaking,” Jones says. “He couldn’t see. He was trying to focus, but he couldn’t.” Jayden was eventually airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lewis Tags: Uncategorized health heat stroke high school sports Source Type: news

‘His Entire Body Was Shutting Down.’ New State Rankings Show Gaps in High School Athlete Safety
By mid-afternoon on August 1, 2017, the temperature in Stockton, Calif. was at least 105 degrees. Thirteen-year-old Jayden Galbert complained to his mother, Shynelle Jones, about the heat, but didn’t want to skip preseason football practice and hurt his chances of making the freshman football team. Instead, he showed up, pushed himself to participate, and then collapsed on the field. “He started vomiting and he was shaking,” Jones says. “He couldn’t see. He was trying to focus, but he couldn’t.” Jayden was eventually airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lewis Tags: Uncategorized health heat stroke high school sports Source Type: news

8 things you need to know this morning
Good morning and happy Friday! The recent pattern of humidity and scattered thunderstorms will continue through the weekend, though Sunday looks to be significantly cooler than we've seen lately. Today and tomorrow the temperature will get up to 95 degrees and 89 degrees, respectively, but Sunday's high will only be 84 degrees. Thunderstorms are expected all three days, mostly in the afternoon. Now, let's get to the news. One year before football player Jordan McNair died of heatstroke after… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Iannetta Source Type: news

8 things you need to know this morning
Good morning and happy Friday! The recent pattern of humidity and scattered thunderstorms will continue through the weekend, though Sunday looks to be significantly cooler than we've seen lately. Today and tomorrow the temperature will get up to 95 degrees and 89 degrees, respectively, but Sunday's high will only be 84 degrees. Thunderstorms are expected all three days, mostly in the afternoon. Now, let's get to the news. One year before football player Jordan McNair died of heatstroke after… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Iannetta Source Type: news

Heat exhaustion symptoms: Headache? Signs the heatwave is making you unwell
HEAT exhaustion symptoms and signs may be caused by hot temperatures, or doing strenuous physical activity. While the condition itself is not usually dangerous, it can lead to the life-threatening condition heat stroke if not treated properly. Watch out for these eight symptoms of heat exhaustion during this summer ’s heatwave. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news