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Altitude sickness connected to genes

...ntaineers. 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 clim...

Mountain biking connected to infertility

According to this new research on mountain biking it is observed that it could decrease a man...ndings of a study that looked at fertility in male mountain bikers.45 extreme mountain bikers and 30 non-bikers took part in the study. An extreme biker was def...

Reduced fertility in men who mountain bike

A study that looked at fertility in male mountain bikers revealed that though a good exercise, mountain biking could reduce a man's fertility. While previous studies have associated the sport with erectil...

Dangers Of Cigarette Smoke

...hich was conducted in a garage in a small, Italian mountain town where there are very low levels of particulate matter air pollution. A turbo diesel engine was left idling for 30 minutes in the garage with the doors closed. Then, the doors were left open for four hours. The car was fueled with low sulphur fue...

Lady Doctor from Nepal to Help Katrina victims

...lee of the first ascent of Mt Everest, the highest mountain in the world and Nepal's pride, the association started the Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic to treat high-altitude trekkers and mountaineers. The base camp clinic is the sequel to an initiative started in 1973 when the association started clinics i...

Bird flu vaccine from wild bird flu strain

...ing the birds from the Gobi Desert to the northern mountain lakes of the country and collected samples from hundreds of wild birds, both live and dead including, ruddy shelduck, herring gull, black-headed gull, bar-headed goose, and whooper swans, all species that have been affected by the disease. Wildlife...

Mexico and US border attain a new outlook due to BiNational Sustainability Laboratory

...nd safe. The duties of the Sherpa who escort the mountain climbers time and again without appreciation are compared to the duties of the BiNational Sustainability Laboratory (BNSL). ...

Mountain Biking Results In Serious Injuries

When viewed from the point of view of sport, mountain biking has always been considered safe in the past... have become quite commonplace. //As many as three mountain biking injury cases have been reported by the SAGE Publications, which have resulted in cervical spi...

Himachal Pradesh: Horse Dung To Be Converted Into Organic Fertilizer

... riding horses. There are about 700 horses in that mountain resort. Health officials, however, have pointed out that the animals were posing a threat to humans as their dung could have a toxic affect on the residents. 'If the dung is not properly disposed, the spore bacteria found in it could cause infe...

Instrument to reveal Information about Ozone Loss

... Mountains, suggesting a more significant role for mountain waves in the formation of Antarctic’s PSCs than previously thought. According to H?pfner, the presence of PSCs could intensify in the future due to a globally changing climate where the Earth’s surface gets warmer due to trapped greenhouse gases bu...

Males Lifespan Shortened By Elevated Levels Of Testosterone

...eagues followed a group of dark-eyed juncos, small mountain songbirds found throughout North America. They injected males with elevated levels of testosterone and found that they had shorter lives but that they were very successful at siring more offspring ? even with females who were mated with other males. ...

Nobel Laureate Finds an Alternate Way to Manufacture Anti-Flu Drug

...racted from the plant star anise. This is grown in mountain provinces in southwest China. The compound at its heart has a ring of carbon molecules that makes a very particular template on which the rest of the drug can be built. The plant has to be harvested once a year, and Tamiflu production is now taking...

Mount Everest to be Site of Research into Hypoxia

...einhold Messner have proved otherwise. Should the mountain have been even a few meters higher the dream of scaling Mount Everest would never have become a reality. Dr Montgomery had earlier identified a gene that controls improved performance at high altitude. He claims that the summit of Everest is a wond...

Fine Polymer Scaffolding – a Boon for Skin Reconstructio

...tient,’ says Professor Ryan. ‘As an accident-prone mountain biker, I find that prospect very attractive!’ Source: Eurkalert...

Ignorance - the main reason behind deaths on Mount Everest

...xpedition this summer. He was shocked while on the mountain by the number of altitude-related illness and clim...is wrong and your chances of not making it off the mountain are greatly increased.' He added 'Most of the deaths occur on the descent after having reached the...

Luxury Spas Ride Boom in Wellness Industry in Poland

...around 50 Polish-owned hotels in major seaside and mountain resorts with professional spa facilities. These Polish luxury hotels have discovered the healthy difference, which an in-house spa makes to bookings in the off-season. A recent survey showed 80 percent of hotel owners were eager to invest in costly...

Surveys Find Outright Hunger among Latino Immigrants in North Carolina

...in eastern North Carolina. The immigrants in the mountain counties are better off because of the year-round nature of the Christmas tree industry, but specific data on participation in food programs wasn’t collected. There is some other help available. About 60 percent of those in eastern North Carolina p...

Medicinal Plant Rediscovered After 115 Years

...e extracts of the plant were also used to ward off mountain leeches. 'We have collected samples of the plant and it is now growing in two experimental gardens and showing good results,' he said. Ambarish, along with his co-scientist M. Amadudin, now plans to carry out extensive research on the plant that ...

Coal Stoves May Be Banned In 3 Himachal Towns

...inter that spews out plumes of smoke into the thin mountain air. Studies have proved that suspended particulate matter (SPM) is higher from Nov 1 to March 15 by around 50 per cent in these towns due to the use of coal by households, offices, hotels and other commercial establishments. "In winter SPM count c...

Adrenaline Associated With Adventurers Risk Taking

...e can't forget about the news of three experienced mountain climbers missing in Oregon. The questing is “What makes adventurers risking their lives in dangerous landscapes?” A recent research has given a clue on this subject. The research has found that adrenaline is a natural chemical released through ...

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