Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Strokes on a plane? On-board facial paralysis wasn't what it seemed

Alan J. Hunter from Oregon Health & Science University was a passenger on a recent airline flight when he responded to a flight attendant's request for a "doctor on board." The flight attendant suspected that a young male ...

Oncology & Cancer

Do you need to wear sunscreen while skiing or snowboarding?

Yes, you definitely do. While the cold winter months may not immediately bring to mind warmth and sunshine, ultraviolet (UV) rays still pose a risk and you need to apply sunscreen before heading outdoors, just like in the ...

Health

Lowlanders are no match for Nepal's Sherpa

The Sherpa people of the Himalayas have long been recognized for their unique ability to excel physically in the thin air of higher altitudes. But new research from UBC's Okanagan campus, published last week in the Journal ...

Medical research

Lessons from Everest's Sherpas could aid intensive care treatment

A research expedition to Mount Everest has shed light on the unique physiological basis of adaptations seen in the native Sherpa people, which make them better suited to life at high altitude. This improved understanding, ...

Medical research

Researcher finds surprising results in high-altitude study

From battling stomach bugs to figuring out where to find deionized water, carrying out a scientific expedition in the Andes is no small feat. "We ended up using pressure cookers to sterilize our research equipment," said ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers find little association between suicide and hypoxia

Following an extensive analysis of published studies, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that while suicide rates are higher at higher altitudes, they are unlikely caused by hypoxia, ...

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