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Heat strokes likelier to be life-threatening for long distance runners

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 18:33

A study has revealed that heat strokes are ten times more life-threatening than cardiac events for runners in races over 10 km.

Japan heatwave kills 15, thousands hospitalised

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 15:26

Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8,000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures showed Tuesday.

How to avoid heat-related illnesses revealed

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:22

Bret Nicks, associate professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical, has revealed some simple steps to follow in order to avoid heat-related illnesses.

Bees physically transfer heat to stay cool

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 14:04

To protect their young ones from heat, honey bees can absorb heat from the brood walls just like a sponge and later transfer it to a cooler place to get rid of the heat from their bodies, says a study.

Protect yourself from skin problems this monsoon

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:37

Though rain showers keep the scorching heat at bay, but due to constant dampness and humidity they can also lead to various fungal and bacterial infections.

No respite from heat wave in Punjab, Haryana

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:19

Heat wave conditions prevailed in neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday, with Hisar recording the maximum temperature at 43 degrees Celsius.

Heat wave persists in north India

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 21:21

Many parts of North India continued to reel under hot and humid weather conditions as temperatures hovered several notches above standard levels on Saturday.

Top 5 health benefits of cherries

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 14:10

Not already a fan of cherries? Well you should become one because they are a pack of healthy punch.

Scorching summer may trigger kidney stone attacks

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:57

Hot and humid days may bring more kidney stones as higher temperatures contribute to dehydration that leads to a higher concentration of calcium in the body that promote the growth of kidney stones.

Delhi`s hottest day of July in 2 years, temperature at 41.3 deg C

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 21:50

Mercury soared in the national capital on Thursday recording the hottest day of July in last two years with the maximum temperature settling at 41.3 degree Celsius and no signs of rains.

What makes cities warmer than countryside

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:27

Variation in how efficiently urban areas release heat back into the lower atmosphere - through the process of convection - is the dominant factor in the daytime "urban heat island" (UHI) effect, a phenomenon that makes urban areas significantly warmer than the surrounding countryside.

Heat wave back in Punjab, Haryana as monsoon plays truant

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:10

With monsoon playing truant, heat wave conditions were back at many places in Punjab and Haryana, with maximum temperatures settling well above the 40 degrees Celsius mark.