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Used to be, a fever meant your already unhappy, uncomfortable infant was subjected to a rectal temperature check. Now pharmacy shelves are lined with gadgets that promise an accurate reading with the mere swipe of a wand...Physicians, however, aren't
Rolf Hojer/AFP/Getty Images Peter Skyllberg survived two months without food in this snow-covered car. A Swedish man somehow survived without food for two months in sub-zero temperatures after being stranded in his snow-covered car, authorities say.
Text Size With an eye to cold and flu season, Consumer Reports assessed 10 thermometers that are probably speedier than those you used when growing up. It tested two types on four adults without fevers, comparing each device's readout against the
Reuters Contrary to one theory on obesity, people with extra body fat may not have a lower body temperature than thinner folks, a new study finds. Many factors, from super-sized fast-food portions to increasing time in front of computers, have been
Internal temperature regulates the body's clock -- circadian rhythm -- controlling sleep and other functions, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found a light-sensitive portion of the
Mammals grow denser coats of fur to reduce heat loss, some store food that gets them through the winter, and some hibernate. Black bears "sleep" for about four months each year, though their body temperature drops only a few degrees. Thus biologists
For individuals, “normal” temperature can be half a degree or more on either side of the 98.6-degree mark, which was based on research by Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, a German doctor who died in 1877. He took his readings from his patients’ skin.