Researchers report exposure to hot, humid weather can trigger mental health symptoms that require emergency care.
Days of extreme heat are associated with increased rates of emergency room visits for mental health-related disorders, specifically stress, anxiety, mood disorders, and substance use disorders.
Women have better cognitive performance when in higher temperature environments. Researchers found women performed better on verbal and math tests when the room temperature is warmer, while male performance peaks in colder room climates.
A new study reveals students who reside in buildings without access to air conditioners during heat waves fare worse when it comes to cognitive function, reaction times and working memory.