8/12/2013

Hyperthermia is a quick and silent killer during prolonged heat waves, according to a study by the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. "Hyperthermia can progress rapidly, and many persons might not be aware of the warning signs, including lack of sweating in late-stage illness," said researchers in the report, which analyzed heat-related illnesses and deaths during heat waves between 2000 and 2011.

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