Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness, and can cause death or permanent disability if not immediately treated.

Number to Know

106: Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness, and can cause death or permanent disability if not immediately treated. It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature: the body's temperature rises rapidly, loses its ability to sweat and is unable to cool down. Body temperatures rise to 106 F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes.

-- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Children's Health

Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life. Their skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays whenever they’re outdoors. Seek shade, especially during midday hours. Cover up with clothing to protect exposed skin. Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears and neck, along with sunglasses. Put on sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher, and both UVA and UVB protection.

-- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Research

A new study is showing the potential to prevent colorectal cancer in women using aspirin, CNN reported. In women who were followed for longer than 10 years, researchers observed a 42 percent reduction in colorectal cancer in the group that was taking aspirin, averaging out to about a 20 percent reduction over the length of the study.