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Climate change and nighttime rest

I like to sleep in a cool room. When the temperature goes up during the day I kind of dread nighttime because I know I’ll overheat even with windows open and fans on. I just learned though about all the potential health risks of hotter nights from climate change. I admit, I was surprised. He … Continue reading

Deadly urban heat is increasing

A recent study by Tuholske et al (2021) found that rising temperatures and growing urban populations have resulted in triple the number of person-days, a measure of the number of people affected, when people are exposed to extreme heat and humidity compared to the 1980s. As the authors state, this can increase mobidity, mortality, and … Continue reading

What do cold weather and red peppers have in common?

Adipose tissue is the type of tissue designed to store fat (ideally to be used for energy). It also helps to protect parts of the body by cushioning it. Fat is also a known insulator keeping the body warm.  There are two main types of adipose tissue: white and brown. White adipose tissue is responsible … Continue reading

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