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Ibuprofen May Ward Off Altitude Sickness, Stanford University Study



3/21/2012 7:24:03 AM

The anti-inflammatory and painkiller ibuprofen seems to reduce the risk of altitude sickness, according to a new study. Headache, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, vomiting and poor appetite are among the symptoms of altitude sickness, which affects more than 25 percent of Americans who travel to high elevations each year to ski, hike or camp.

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