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International Database Seeks to Boost Treatment of Altitude Sickness

Fluid buildup in lungs can be deadly for skiers, mountain climbers, regardless of fitness SUNDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- An international database on high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) -- a life-threatening buildup of fluid in the lungs that can occur at high altitudes -- has been launche...

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...

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 pressure...

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...

Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Tyler R. Hill Against Ambassadors Group, docleaf, et al., Officially Settled

...h ... " Evidence before Hennepin County Court Sheryl Hill was told by one of the leaders, that on June 26, 2007, Tyler thought he had altitude sickness after climbing Mt. Fuji, and he wanted to go to the doctor. The leader gave him water, and told him to go to his room and work through it. Af...

Sightseeing helicopter crashes in Hawaii decrease following FAA regulations

...e FAA should reconsider the Rule's clause that established a minimum flying altitude of 1,500 feet, as we know higher altitudes are associated with more cloud c...the Rule on the basis that the 1,500-feet above-ground-level minimum flying altitude would lead to crashes due to the prevalence of clouds at or above that alti...

California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) Leads the Way in Pioneering Helicopter Modification Which is Expected to Greatly Enhance Safety and Save Lives

...tes that if pilots bring their aircraft down to an altitude of 1,107 feet above ground and still cannot see th...tes in Alabama--designer of the approaches and low altitude routes and Garmin International, designers of the ... be able to travel directly on our own private low altitude routes," Likens said. Primary beneficiari...

Study Finds Skin Cancer Rates Higher Among Athletes

...e sunburn. "Summer athletes are not the only ones in danger of higher skin cancer rates. In winter sports (eg, skiing, snowboarding), higher altitude sun exposure and reflections off the snow and ice, can lead to even greater exposures, especially to the face and hands. One of the studies we sited, ...

Arete Therapeutics Presents Positive Clinical and Preclinical Data for AR9281

...ed a total of over $51 million in Series A financing led by Frazier Healthcare Ventures, Alta Partners, Three Arch Partners, Burrill & Company and altitude Life Science Ventures. For more information on Arete Therapeutics, please visit www.aretetherapeutics.com . Available Topic Expert(s): For in...

Avoid the Burn: First Sunscreen to Earn the Melanoma International Foundation Seal of Approval Expands Distribution Throughout Northern California

...and other signs of aging. Sierra Summits High altitude Adventure Sunscreen (High Broad Spectrum, SPF 40),...ree feel. "People who try Sierra Summits High altitude Adventure Sunblock for the first time often tell u...oad spectrum protection." Sierra Summits High altitude Adventure Sunscreen is ideal for outdoor activitie...

Indiana U. research at the American College of Sports Medicine conference

...DY SHEDS LIGHT ON HOW TO MAXIMIZE BENEFITS OF HIGH altitude TRAINING A study by Indiana University research...he study "Maximal Oxygen Consumption Changes After altitude Training: Role of Ventilatory Acclimatization," was presented at the AMSC conference during the altitude and Hypoxia: Training and Performance Session Frid...

Just in Time for Travel Season, Specialty Travel Companies Cement Partnership

...em. The recommendations are specific to each traveler. "You have to know where they are going, their activities, where they will stay, time of year, altitude and their health history," said Lessans. "Only then can you recommend the immunizations and vaccinations that the client needs. "Travisa's expe...

Acoustics world wide press room now open

...he ultimate in natural theater, imagination, meditation, or spiritual renewal. But because of the incessant plane or helicopter noise -- regardless of altitude -- we are driven increasingly into mental exile. The Grand Canyon may look the same, but it surely doesn't sound the same anymore." See: http://www.a...

GOCE's 'heart' starts beating

...e force equivalent to our exhaling). GOCE was injected into orbit at an altitude of 283 km on 17 March. Since then, it has been freefalling at a rate of 150...0 m a day and will continue to do so until it enters 'drag-free mode' at an altitude of 273 km. At this altitude, the satellite will actively compensate for...

Ultimate Fighting Championship Title Contender Joins the List of Professional Athletes Choosing Denver's Icon LASIK for Laser Vision Correction

...ombining the rigorous MMA disciplines of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, Kenpo, and wrestling. Marquardt also operates the Aurora-based academy, High altitude Martial Arts, where he instructs the next generation of martial artists. Other past and present professional athletes choosing Icon for vision co...

ESA launches first Earth Explorer mission GOCE

...lly released into a circular polar orbit at 280 km altitude with 96.7 inclination to the Equator. The launch w...GOCE will yield accuracy of 1 to 2 cm in the geoid altitude and 1 mGal for the detection of gravity-field anom... be transferred to its operational orbit at 263 km altitude and its payload will undergo a further six weeks o...

Travel Safety Can Be a Passport to Good Health

...l as your hands. Bring or buy clothing and items to help protect yourself from insect and animal bites. When going to new time zones or high altitude destinations, drink plenty of water and stay rested. Watch what you drink and eat. In developing nations, avoid drinking tap water and using ice ...

GlideScope(R) Ranger Video Laryngoscope by Verathon(R) Awarded Airworthiness Certification by U.S. Army

...was designed to be dependable in an array of field conditions, including temperatures of -4 degrees to +122 degrees F, humidity up to 100 percent, and altitude up to 20,000 feet. The integrated, rechargeable lithium battery is designed to provide a minimum of 90-minutes of continuous-use and allow for approx...

Dialysis Patients Do Better at Higher Altitudes

...s appears to be the first nationwide observation [of an association between altitude and overall mortality in the U.S. population]," said Winkelmayer said. O...that some people living in mile-high or comparable cities get sick from the altitude and tend to move back down. "This is something we can't take into accou...

Celebrities Stay Fit at First Ever Full-Service Luxury Gym at Film Festival in Park City, Utah

... yoga/pilates quiet room, top notch cardio and weight equipment, and a fully stocked Gatorade drink bar so power players can stay hydrated at the high altitude and get the most out of their workouts. G Gym guests will also be able to select custom workouts designed by Peterson and Kaehler to match the newly ...

Study of Everest Climbers Questions Oxygen Use

...e blood measurements at the very peak of Everest, but the weather did not allow that. Instead, samples were taken at the highest level possible, at an altitude of about 27,559 feet. The blood oxygen readings at that level "are, to our knowledge, among the lowest ever documented in humans," the researchers wro...

Most Mt. Everest Deaths Occur Near Summit During Descent

... said. The study was published Dec. 9 online issue of the BMJ . More information The MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia has more about acute altitude sickness . -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: Massachusetts General Hospital, news release, Dec. 9, 20...

GOCE Earth explorer satellite to look at the Earth's surface and core

...nd steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) will be placed onto a low altitude near sun-synchronous orbit by a Russian Rockot vehicle launched from the Pl... caused by the remaining traces of the atmosphere in low Earth orbit (at an altitude of only 260 km). This resulted in a slender 5-m-long arrowhead shape for ae...

Mayo Clinic on the Summer Olympic Games: Better Athletes, the Physiology of Performance, the Lactate Threshold, the Aging Athlete and Much More

...sports. "I think what the Kenyans and Ethiopians have shown is the value of altitude training. They are physically active their entire lives, they live at high ...eople to run and train hard," he says. "So what the Kenyans have added is altitude training, hard training and large numbers of highly motivated people, but t...

Story ideas for health reporters covering the summer Olympic Games

... Kenyans and Ethiopians have shown is the value of altitude training. They are physically active their entire ...chool, they play soccer after school - all at high altitude (6,000 to 8,000 feet). There are not a lot of econ...d," he says. "So what the Kenyans have added is altitude training, hard training and large numbers of highl...

Medical research on ice

...cal and psychological research is still ongoing at the station. For example, a current project investigates how blood clotting is affected by the high altitude at Concordia. This research is very relevant to understanding the 'economy class syndrome' - the risk of thrombosis when flying long-distance in airpl...

EarthCARE satellite contract signed

...lving clouds, aerosol and radiation. The satellite will weigh about 1.7 tonnes and will be placed in a quasi-polar orbit of 97deg inclination at an altitude of about 400 kilometres. Its launch is scheduled for 2013. The four instruments of the payload consist of an Atmospheric Lidar, a Broad-Band Radiomete...

September launch for ESA's gravity mission GOCE

...ecraft. Since GOCE is designed to orbit the Earth with one side always facing the Sun, one side only is equipped with solar panels. Due to its low altitude and inclination, once a year the GOCE satellite will experience an eclipse period of 135 days with one eclipse of up to 28 minutes per orbit. A peculi...

SCAN Health Plan Offers Seniors Ten Tips for Safe and Healthy Travel

...tly were) under a doctor's care, talk to your doctor to be sure it is safe for you to travel. Discuss whether changes in food, humidity or altitude will affect your health or abilities. 2. Plan travel activities with your fitness level and mobility in mind. Travel can be demanding o...

Colorado Residents and Visitors to Investigate Health in a Whole New Way

...powers their heart. Visitors will experience how the environment -- such as altitude -- and choices -- such as exercise -- affect their bodies' ability to funct...t a visceral and engaging look at how the body reacts to conditions at high altitude during a trek up Mount Evans. The theater layout and 130-degree panoramic s...

K2 Sports Announces New Endurance Suncare Product Rollout for 2008

...t recognized as one of the leading developers of sport-performance skincare products in the industry. Athlete tested in conditions ranging from high altitude winter sleet to scorching dry desert conditions, the K2 Endurance Suncare Products formulated by Dr. Martens resolve fundamental performance issues sp...

Extreme Networks Provides Resilient Wired and Wireless Network to the UK's Basildon & Thurrock Hospital

...t(R) X450e fixed switches for the edge, and Summit X450a switches for server aggregation. Extreme Networks Summit WM 2000 wireless LAN controllers and altitude access points were specified to support secure wireless LAN connectivity. The deployment of BlackDiamond switches resulted in a 10 Gigabit core netw...

Arete Therapeutics Appoints Donald Santel to Board of Directors

...tners ( http://www.altapartners.com ), Three Arch Partners ( http://www.threearchpartners.com ), Burrill & Company ( http://www.burrillandco.com ) and altitude Life Science Ventures ( http://www.altitudefunds.com ). For more information on Arete Therapeutics, please visit http://www.aretetherapeutics.com . ...

Arete Therapeutics Initiates Phase 1 Clinical Trial For AR9281 as a First-in-Class Antihypertensive Agent

...tners ( http://www.altapartners.com ), Three Arch Partners ( http://www.threearchpartners.com ), Burrill & Company ( http://www.burrillandco.com ) and altitude Life Science Ventures ( http://www.altitudefunds.com ). For more information on Arte Therapeutics, please visit http://www.aretetherapeutics.com . ...

VivoMetrics' LifeShirt Going to South Pole to Uncover Clues to High-Altitude Illness

... data for his ongoing research to uncover clues to altitude illness. Dr. Johnson will also use the extremely h...pends upon its researchers to perform well at high altitude and in the extreme temperatures and low humidity o...spend up to six weeks in the extreme environment. altitude illness can be debilitating for anyone who travels...

Verathon Inc. Introduces GlideScope(R) Ranger Single Use Video Laryngoscope for Emergency Departments, EMS and Military; Enables Fast Intubations and Eliminates Time-Consuming Disinfection

...was designed to be dependable in an array of field conditions, including temperatures of -4 degrees to +122 degrees F, humidity up to 100 percent, and altitude up to 20,000 feet. The integrated, rechargeable lithium polymer battery provides a minimum 90-minute continuous-use autonomy and allows for approximat...

Nurse Has Miraculous Escape as Window is Blown Off an Air Ambulance

... from his head. He said the pilot knew the cabin had decompressed but was not aware of the broken window, so he put the airplane into a dive to a safe altitude of 10,000 feet. "I kept saying, 'Don't pass out, don't pass out, I have a patient on board and I have to take care of the patient,"' he said. ...

Global Warming Threatens Tibet

...his region and the grassland is drying out. According to Li and his colleagues, 15 percent of rich grassland and one fourth of wetland at high altitude have vanished in the past 15 years. The scientists have called for more support for ecological research on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. ...

Australian Grape Glut Dries Up as Drought Bites

... "What's going to happen in time is that vines are going to have to go further up the hill." Dolle believes Orange's cool climate, soil and altitude make it a good place to produce wines, particularly whites. "If there is a lack of water around Australia and an abundance of water here from ...

GPS Could Help to Identify High Risk Zones

.... Potential catastrophes are why researchers are hoping that GPS can help them map locked zones more effectively. GPS networks send altitude and location readings to satellites that can thus chart movements on the earth's surface with an accuracy of a few millimetres. This allows them to mo...
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