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What is the coldest temperature a person could live in continuously?

When I tried googling this question, I found the answers for "What is the lowest survivable body temperature" and "humans can survive for a few minutes in -200 degree weather". Neither of which are my ...
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Can (severe) hypothermia happen at ambient temperatures of about 10 °C?

Suppose it's raining (abundantly) and/or the victim is very lightly dressed Hypothermia usually occurs at very low temperatures, but it also depend on many other parameters than temperature, and as ...
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Can an adequate calorie intake help prevent hypothermia and frostbite?

The research paper "The effects of fasting on core temperature ... in rats" explains that a discontinued calorie intake decreases the core body temperature of rats. Question is if an adequate ...
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How exactly does induced Scalp Hypothermia prevent alopecia (hair loss) during chemo therapy?

Recent studies 1 of women getting chemo for early-stage breast cancer have found that at least half of the women using one of these newer devices lost less than half of their hair. 2 Scalp ...
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Circumvent death by hypothermia

What I've read seems to indicate that hypothermia leads to death by stopping the heart, which means your cells slowly die from oxygen deprivation. Is that accurate? Suppose you mechanically pumped a ...