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2010-10-18 10:05:00

Following the successful ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro by nine UK celebrities during a 2009 charity event, more and more people are feeling compelled to challenge Africa's highest mountain--a decision which, according to a new University of Edinburgh study, could be fatal if they don't prepare correctly. According to BBC News, travel agencies have reported an increase in bookings to those looking to scale the over 19,000-foot Tanzanian peak following the March 2009 climb successfully completed...

2010-08-03 02:35:49

If summer travel plans include high altitude conditions, it is important to take proper precautionary measures to prevent sickness, said a travel medicine expert from Baylor College of Medicine. "People who do not often travel to high altitudes may not be prepared for their body's reaction," said Dr. Jane Corboy, associate professor of family and community medicine and director of the Travel Medicine Clinic at BCM. Corboy said most travelers come down with the less serious, mild form of...

2009-08-13 00:43:59

Taking dexamethasone, used in the treatment of high altitude cerebral edema, may improve exercise capacity in some mountaineers, Swiss researchers said. Lead authors Dr. Manuel Fischler of the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, and Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca, of the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, recruited 23 mountaineers with a history of high altitude pulmonary edema and administered baseline cardiopulmonary exercise tests a low elevation at 1607 feet. All participants...


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