Health

Caloric intake and muscle mass at high altitude

New research in The FASEB Journal explored why a group of young, healthy adults residing at high altitude lost muscle mass while severely underfed and consuming the same high-protein diet that preserved muscle during weight ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Mountain madness' found to be a real psychosis

(HealthDay)—The "madness" mountain climbers often experience isn't a type of altitude sickness, as once thought, but rather an actual psychotic disorder, a new study suggests.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The curious relationship between altitude and suicide

Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. In the next 20 years, it's expected to cause more than 2 million deaths per year worldwide, ranking 14th in the world as a cause of death.

Diabetes

Closed-loop control benefits T1DM in prolonged winter sport

(HealthDay)—For adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D), a closed-loop control (CLC) system is associated with improved glycemic control and reduced exposure to hypoglycemia during prolonged exercise, cold temperatures, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Altitude training for cancer-fighting cells

Mountain climbers and endurance athletes are not the only ones to benefit from altitude training - that is, learning to perform well under low-oxygen conditions. It turns out that cancer-fighting cells of the immune system ...

Ophthalmology

Choosing the right sunglasses

(HealthDay)—You might think of eye problems like cataracts as signs of old age, but one step you can take now will protect your vision for the future—and you can do it with style.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Turn up the heat to increase altitude tolerance

Altitude training is a popular method for athletes wanting to improve their physical performance. At high altitudes oxygen levels are blood cells. This enables an enhanced performance at lower altitudes because more oxygen ...

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