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High Altitude ‘Speeds up ageing process

According to a research, women who live at high altitudes are likely to age faster. Scientists drew their conclusions after finding lower concentrations of hormones, which are important for maintaining health and youthfulness, in women living in the mountainous areas. ....For comparison researchers looked at a control group of 160 women of similar age and ethnic origin who lived at just 150 m abo...

Altitude sickness connected to genes

Altitude sickness is one of the most common encountered among the mountaineers. Doctors have new findings into why some mountain climbers are affected by altitude sickness and others are not. They say two changes in a gene related to lung function may increase the risk of high altitude sickness.// .. The illness, high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), can result when people climb higher than 8,000...

Treating Altitude Sickness With Viagra

Sildenafil, the drug more commonly known as Viagra, may help with more than just sexual problems. Researchers say // it can also ease the symptoms of altitude sickness. The finding could be significant because in severe cases, altitude sickness can cause dangerously high pulmonary arterial pressures and pulmonary edema, putting sufferers at significant risk of death. ..The study was conducted amo...

Viagra Beneficial to High-Altitude Athletes

Researchers have found that performance-enhancing drug, Viagra can be used by endurance athletes at high altitudes as well as soldiers in the mountains of Afghanistan//. ....Research by scientists at the Stanford University and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System on participants who were riding stationary bicycles while breathing through masks to simulate the high altitude low-oxyg...

China's Insurance Companies Offer Policy for Altitude Sickness

China's health insurance companies will offer a special policy for customers who may suffer from altitude sickness.// ....The policy will be available from August 8 after the insurance companies have liaised with travel agencies and rail ticket offices. ....It will be valid for 30 days and open to people aged between 3 and 70. It will cost 88 yuan ($11) and compensation will include 10,000 yuan...

High-altitude Illness Affects Pilgrims of Mansarovar

Four days after an Indian pilgrim died of respiratory problems while on a tour of Mansarovar Lake on the Indo-China border, another Indian woman too succumbed// to high-altitude illness while pursuing the same destination, reinforcing fears that one of the holiest pilgrim sites in Asia is fast turning into a death trap for unwary Indian travellers. ....Meenakshi Devi Shriram Bhoyar, a 38-year-ol...
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