Heatstroke is an illness caused by the overheating of the body. It can happen in high temperatures or because of extensive physical exertion. About 50,000 people are hospitalized with the condition every year, and hundreds die.
Summer 2022 already breaking climate records
Summer arrived much earlier than usual in Japan this year. And if recent years are any guide, more hard times are on the horizon—from heatstroke to typhoons.
Handy advice to prevent heatstroke
A Japanese medical expert says people can beat the heat this summer by cooling the palms of their hands, which host a circulatory mechanism that plays a role in body temperature regulation.
Risk of unnoticed dehydration could rise in summer under the pandemic
Medical experts are urging people in Japan to pay special attention to dehydration proceeding unnoticed this summer as mask wearing and lack of exercise make them less likely to recognize it.
Masks off when the heat is on in Japan
Health officials issue a reminder that face masks can come off in safe outdoor settings to prevent heatstroke. Information is available in 16 languages.
New guidelines for face masks in Japan
Japan has revised its approach to mask wearing as infection rates fall and the risk of heatstroke increases during the approaching summer.
How to handle high temperatures during the pandemic
Japanese experts offer tips to beat the summer heat during the pandemic.
How to beat heatstroke amid coronavirus pandemic
Heatstroke hospitalizes tens of thousands in Japan each year. Experts say the coronavirus outbreak will magnify the risk this summer, for people as well as the strained healthcare system.
Tips for preventing heat stroke and first aid in case of heatstroke
Heatstroke occurs not only when you go out, but also when you are at home and can be life-threatening. However, it can be almost prevented by taking appropriate measures. Here we will explain how to prevent heatstroke and take first aid.
Risks of heatstroke for the elderly: causes and preventive measures
Heatstroke is a particularly big health risk for the elderly, with some sudden and severe cases leading to death. Here are some facts about the causes of heatstroke, and what can be done to prevent it.
Prevent heatstroke in kids
Protect your children from heatstroke with these helpful tips!
Responding to heatstroke
Know what to do if you see someone suffering from heatstroke.