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MEDICAL

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK: First aid & mountain medicine weekend in the Peak District

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24/05/2017

Join top doctors for a one-off weekend of UK and high altitude first aid in Hathersage this June. Bookings for this event will close on Monday 29 May.
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MEDICAL

UK Diploma of Mountain Medicine awards its 200th qualification

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16/02/2015

Ten years after its inception, the 200th UK Diploma of Mountain Medicine has been awarded, meaning there are now fully qualified and experienced doctors in most areas of the UK in a position to give medical advice to patients and groups planning expeditions.
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INTERNATIONAL

Could the secrets of Sherpa physiology save lives?

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11/12/2012

Five years on from the first Cauldwell Xtreme Everest research expedition, a second is planned, this time concentrating on Sherpas. Research leader Dr Edward Gilbert explains how it will extend our understanding of high-altitude physiology and why that could improve survival rates in hospital.
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INTERNATIONAL

Jerry Gore’s challenge: diabetes and the Alps’ hardest routes

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02/08/2012

The well-known alpinist Jerry Gore is taking on three of the hardest routes in the Alps this month, alongside Mike Turner and Gaz Parry, to raise money for 10 insulin-dependent children in Nepal who can¹t afford treatment.
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MEDICAL

UIAA Medcom Meeting report

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10/11/2011

The annual meeting of the UIAA Medical Commission was held in late October in Are in northern Sweden. Dr David Hillebrandt reports on the discussions and developments.
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INTERNATIONAL

Jordan Romero on Everest

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26/05/2010

When Californian Jordan Romero reached the summit of Everest on the 22nd May he become the youngest person to do so: whether he should have been climbing the mountain in the first place has led to widespread debate.
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MEDICAL

Report on UIAA medical commission meeting

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13/10/2008

Dr David Hillebrant attended the 2008 annual meeting of the UIAA medical commission, and compiled the following report.
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INTERNATIONAL

1953 Everester benefits medical science

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22/09/2008

Mountaineers Roger McMorrow and Jeremy Windsor, scientists at the University College of London's Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE), have resurrected long-forgotten Everest research to develop a potentially breakthrough medical breathing device.
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INTERNATIONAL

Xtreme Everest on Radio 4

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01/08/2007

Radio 4 takes a look at the research findings of the Xtreme Everest medical research project in an hour long documentary tonight (Wednesday 1 August) at 9pm.
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INTERNATIONAL

Foreign Exchange

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30/11/2005

As I struggled to fight back the tears, Brahim asked once more if everything was okay. Exhausted and spent, I could only nod my head. We were at 3,900m on Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest mountain, attempting to beat my own record by carrying out the world’s highest dialysis exchange.
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