Human Body Temperature Is Getting Cooler, Study Finds

Whether you’ve got a wrist sprain a stomachache or a disease that is chronic, one of the things nurses and doctors will do in a consultation will be take your temperature. A temperature that is standard means your body is humming across. A temperature means you demonstrates that your body could be fighting with an illness, and have a fever.

And since 1871, “normal” has meant 98.6°F (37°C). That amount was determined by a doctor, based on countless readings by sticking thermometers taken. When physicians in the U.S. and Europe replicated the experiment in local populations, they developed the identical number, so it stuck.

Our Average Normal Temperature May No Longer Be 98.6 Degrees Fahrenheit:

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