• Why elderly people should not use electric fans – study

    Why elderly people should not use electric fans – study

    Pensioners who use electric fans to keep cool during hot weather may be doing themselves more harm than good, a new study warns.

    For young people, fans help sweat evaporate, driving down core body temperature.

    But according to a new study, though elderly people feel the effects of cooler air, the devices are actually increasing their heart rate and core temperature.

    Though the research, reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), was small, medical experts warn it has tapped into […]