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Test Developed to Predict Altitude Sickness Vulnerability Options
Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Test Developed to Predict Altitude Sickness Vulnerability

Most people who ascend to altitudes above 8,000 ft (2,400 m) gradually adapt to the reduced oxygen concentration and low atmospheric pressure, but some have a severe reaction that can be fatal unless they return to low altitude. Until now, there was no way of determining who would be vulnerable to altitude sickness, but researchers have developed a new test that seems to identify such individuals. At the moment, the test can only be administered after a person has spent at least four hours at high altitude, but the research team hopes to reduce this in the future. More...
Absurdicuss
Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 12:23:28 AM
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Great news for those who's altitudes are subject to change.

What'll they think of next.

I'll get the home kit version to use in the event that I experience a sudden hankering to seek much higher elevation.

Seriously, it's a good thing.
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