Category: News & Features

One step closer to widespread malaria vaccination in Africa

One step closer to widespread malaria vaccination in Africa

On October 6th the WHO announced new recommendations for the widespread use of the Malaria vaccine RTS, S in sub-Saharan Africa.

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2021 BMRES-BMMS Conference Call for Abstracts

2021 BMRES-BMMS Conference Call for Abstracts

The BMRES-BMMS Conference 2021 is calling for submissions for both poster presentations and oral presentations.

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Updated Malaria Prevention Guidance for Travellers 2021

Public Health England has recently published updated guidance on Malaria prevention for travelers. With the world opening up in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever, it is vital to protect your health whilst abroad.

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Oxygen Crisis in Zambia

Oxygen Crisis in Zambia

The current wave of the covid pandemic is putting an unprecedented strain on limited oxygen supplies in Zambian hospitals. Let us all help Zambia to ‘Take a Deep Breath’.

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Mountain Medicine CPD

Mountain Medicine CPD

The British Mountain Medicine Society (BMMS) has teamed up with Life in the Fast Lane and the University of Central Lancashire to develop free online mountain medicine CPD. For those that haven’t yet completed it, the initial module is just 25 MCQs with CPD approval from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). Access to the module can be found on […]

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UIAA Official Standards – Adventure Travel and the COVID-19 Pandemic

UIAA Official Standards – Adventure Travel and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Medical Commission of the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) has published its official standards regarding “Adventure Travel and the COVID-19 Pandemic”. It outlines the specific challenges and risks associated with travel in the COVID-19 era as well and discussing strategies for mitigating them

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Antibacterial Mouthwash May Impair Exercise Recovery

Antibacterial Mouthwash May Impair Exercise Recovery

Dr Burjor Langdana / Expedition Dentist / UK Dr Burjor Langdana explains why routine use of antibacterial mouthwash, such as 0.2% chlorhexidine may reduce the beneficial effects of training; especially in the recovery phase. Newsflash – Routine use of antibacterial mouthwash like 0.2% chlorhexidine may reduce the beneficial effects of training especially is the post-training phase 1. Mechanism – Oral […]

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All-Nepali Team Conquers Winter Ascent of K2; “The Savage Mountain”

All-Nepali Team Conquers Winter Ascent of K2; “The Savage Mountain”

Adventure medic would like to congratulate the ten-man Nepali team on the remarkable first winter ascent of K2 on 16th January 2021; an ascent that has been famously known as ‘the last great mountaineering challenge’. At 17:00 on the 16th of January, the first winter ascent was claimed by an all-Nepali team; lead by Mingma Gyalje Sherpa and Nirmal Purja […]

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New Medics, New Adventures

New Medics, New Adventures

We are delighted to announce that from 2021, Adventure Medic will be in the capable hands of the next generation of adventurous medics, led by Shona Main, Rebecca Trimble and Tom Beddis.

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Kilimanjaro Medics Required for Research Study

Kilimanjaro Medics Required for Research Study

Dr Alex Taylor is recruiting volunteers for her research into care provided to local participants on Kilimanjaro expeditions

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