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Posts tagged dehydration

February 6, 2013

 

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Why Do You Become Dehydrated When Sick?

If you have a runny nose and a fever, you'll need to drink more to replace those lost fluids. But why?

February 11, 2011

 

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What Drinking And Exercise Have In Common

Dehydration is big problem in some sports because you don't feel like you're losing water.

June 16, 2005

 

Water Consumption and Exercise

During strenuous exercise you should drink all the water you can, right? Wrong. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004

 

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Freezer Burn Explained!

What does "freezer burn" mean and how can you prevent it?

March 29, 2004

 

Can Men Handle Alcohol Better than Women?

Can men handle alcohol better than women? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 7, 2003

 

Dehydration

Ever wonder how long your body could function without water? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Fevers and Fluids

When you have a cold or flu, the doctor (or Dr. Mom) may tell you to drink lots of fluids. But did they ever explain why you need to guzzle all that water and juice?The extra fluid helps prevent dehydration, which can make you feel even worse, and make it harder to get well.

September 27, 2003

 

Anatomy of a Fever

When immune cells detect an infectious organism, they produce fever-making chemicals. These chemicals prompt the body to produce prostaglandins, which turn up the thermostat in the brain.

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