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Chill out: Does cold effect zombies?

By Chris Post It is a question that is asked every winter: How would cold weather effect zombies? As with any theoretical discussion of zombies, the answer will depend on a number of factors including the type of zombie and severity of the cold. The first thing we can establish as fact is that cold effects … Continue reading

Hypothermia: The killer in the cold

While the term “freeze to death” is well-known to many people, what may not be known is that cold temperatures don’t have to be below freezing to be lethal. Hypothermia refers to a drop in body temperature and can occur even when temperatures are in the 40s. In fact, some people have suffered hypothermia with … Continue reading

Save your fingers: know the signs of frostbite

Introduction Frostbite occurs when skin and other tissues are exposed to very cold temperatures. It can happen within minutes following exposure to extreme temperatures, or even in above freezing temperatures if there is a strong wind (wind chill), or if the person is wet or at a high altitude. Frostbite usually affects the hands, feet, nose, … Continue reading