Celebrity Cruises Will Be Adding Los Angeles Winter Sailings
The line today announced that the 1,814-passenger Celebrity Century will sail from the city between February and May 2014 after spending the first part of the winter of 2013-14 cruising out of San Diego.
Celebrity hasn't based a ship in Los Angeles for a series of cruises since 2010.
The new voyages out of Los Angeles will include a new "Pacific Coastal Wine Cruise" itinerary that will feature stops in Santa Barbara, Calif., as well as an overnight stay in San Francisco. The Hawaii cruises will be 15 nights and include stops at several Hawaiian islands.
Ibuprofen as a Possible Help to High Altitude Sickness
Acute mountain sickness, or AMS, can affect between 25% and 40% of the population and typically strikes at altitudes above 8,000 feet. Symptoms are usually mild and improve promptly at lower elevations, but if left untreated the illness can lead to severe complications or death from lung problems or brain swelling.
In the new study, published this month, researchers randomly assigned hikers in California's White Mountains to take either 600 milligrams of ibuprofen or a placebo as they climbed from 4,100 feet to 12,570 feet. In the placebo group, 69% developed severe mountain sickness, compared with 43% of those on ibuprofen. Among the hikers who felt ill, symptoms were slightly milder if they were taking ibuprofen.
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