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, ...

Cardiology

Researcher reveals results of study on emergency breathing tubes

In a landmark study, researchers found that patients treated with paramedic oxygen delivery using a newer, more flexible laryngeal breathing tube may have a greater survival rate after sudden cardiac arrest than the traditional ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Solar-powered oxygen delivery system saves lives in Uganda

A new twist on the use of renewable energy is saving children's lives in Africa. The innovation—a-solar powered oxygen delivery system—is providing concentrated oxygen in hospital for children suffering from severe pneumonia.

Health

Why nitrate supplementation may increase athletic performance

Walk down the aisles of any food supplement store and you'll see that the use of nitrate supplements by athletes and fitness buffs has been popular for years. The hope is that these supplements will increase endurance (and ...

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