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2011-12-22 12:40:09

...don't climb too fast! Lack of acclimatization and excessively rapid ascent are the main risk factors for acute mountain sickness, as Kai Schommer and Peter Bärtsch explain in this issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108 [49]: 839-48). More and more tourists are climbing up mountains that are 5000 to almost 7000 meters high, such as Kilimanjaro, without any prior experience at high altitudes. The low oxygen content in the air...

2010-10-26 00:40:25

Health-related and performance benefits found among cyclists pre-training in Oregon's climate chamber Turning up the heat might be the best thing for athletes competing in cool weather, according to a new study by human physiology researchers at the University of Oregon. Published in the October issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology, the paper examined the impact of heat acclimation to improve athletic performance in hot and cool environments. Researchers conducted exercise tests on 12...

2010-07-01 16:13:06

New research by UC Davis wheat geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky and his colleagues could lead to new strategies for improving freezing tolerance in wheat, which provides more than one-fifth of the calories consumed by people around the world. The new findings, published June 22 in the Online First issue of the journal Plant Physiology, shed light on the connection between flowering and freezing tolerance in wheat. In winter wheat and barley varieties, long exposures to non-freezing cold...

2006-07-25 07:45:00

By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As temperatures soar during these summer months, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) advises that athletes, parents, coaches and medical personnel follow their new recommendations for preventing and treating dehydration, heat stroke and other exertional heat illnesses. "Some of the worst heat problems happen with highly trained athletes in their teens and twenties," NATA spokesperson, Dr. Douglas Casa, told Reuters Health....

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2006-07-25 00:45:00

By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK -- As temperatures soar during these summer months, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) advises that athletes, parents, coaches and medical personnel follow their new recommendations for preventing and treating dehydration, heat stroke and other exertional heat illnesses. "Some of the worst heat problems happen with highly trained athletes in their teens and twenties," NATA spokesperson, Dr. Douglas Casa, told Reuters Health. Athletes may be able...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.