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In-Flight Medical Emergencies

Airline Operations Have In-Flight Medical Emergencies

While in-flight medical emergencies frequently occur in commercial airline operations; detailed data on incidence, diagnosis, or treatment options are few, and literature on the subject is limited. Some recent studies reported the incidence of in-flight emergencies as one event per 14,000–39,600 passengers.  However, most of the published data represent retrospective analyses by single carrier; and…

Sleep

Work Organization Associated With Poor Sleep Quality In Airline Pilots

The profession of a commercial aviation pilot requires rigorous physical; and psychological aptitude, involving the ability to work under a high level of responsibility, concentration; pressure for fast-decision making and adapting to operational changes. Working conditions, such as irregular schedules; long work hours and working in different time zones, can cause exhaustion and permanent fatigue;…

Space station

Causes Of Major Diseases Is Found In Space Station

The experiment, carried to the space station aboard the SpaceX CRS-18 cargo flight; will look at what is causing damage to the nervous system that is common in both illnesses; and reveal how living in space affects similar cells in healthy astronauts. This is the first time anyone is researching the effects of microgravity and…

Air crew

Risk Stratification In Majority Of Cardiovascular Diseases In Aircrew

The aim of this study was to explore the impact and utility of CMR, from an occupational perspective, in military aircrew. We hypothesised that the addition of CMR would provide a more specific cardiovascular diagnosis and aid the accurate determination, or exclusion, of cardiac pathology. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMR) provides important prognostic information and…

Fighter Pilots

Fighter Pilots Are At The Risk Of Prostate Cancer

There is an increased risk for prostate cancer among fighter pilots; the Air Force team suspects. A investigation group by McClatchy shows about the severity of the problem. The fighter pilot study requested by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein after he contacted by concerned veterans service organizations in 2018; according to the…

Exercise

Power In Largest Joint Exercise Demonstrated By Air Force

The Fire Power Demo was the highlight and peak event of the annual Angkasa Yudha training exercise. Involving thousands of Air Force personnel, the event showcased the force’s skills and its primary weaponry defense system (Alutsista). The four jet fighters from the Indonesian Air Force’s counterstrike team flew in coordinated formation; and went on to…

Airline flights

During Airline Flights Children With Medical Emergencies Have Limited Aid

Common ailments such as vomiting, fever or allergic reactions events in children afflicted; with medical emergencies during commercial airline flights is common and these aliments should be treated easily; as per the study conducted by the Duke Health researchers. But only few airlines stock first-aid kits with pediatric versions of therapies which would help; like…

Exercise

Exercise Requirements For Astronauts In space

Up to two hours of endurance and resistance exercise daily during a long space flight mission; combined with IV fluid replacement after landing, help astronauts prevent dizziness and fainting during normal activity when they return to Earth. “This problem has bedeviled the space program for a long time, but this condition is something ordinary people…

Astronauts

Study Shows That Astronauts Safe And Sane In Space

NASA has spent decades working to ensure that, when it sends crews beyond the atmosphere; they will possess the talent and training required to do their duties and return safely. As we look towards Mars and its two-plus year round trip  NASA faces an unprecedented challenge in doing so. Even on relatively short stints aboard…

Helicopter

Decreased Time Of Surgery For Stroke Patients By Helicopter Transpor

The study An Analysis of Stroke Thrombectomy Interhospital Transportation Modality; took place between January 2015 and March 2018 and release today; at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. The researchers behind the study aim to determine if ground or helicopter ambulance transportation methods; allowed a patient to access thrombectomy the fastest.…

Inflight magazines

Health Advice Inflight magazines Can Avoid Air Travel Infections

There’s the risk of those passengers spreading infectious diseases and microorganisms resistant to multiple drugs (superbugs) around the world. Yet, our recently published research into health advice provided by inflight magazines; shows plane passengers are given practically no advice on how to limit the spread of infectious diseases. Low airfares and a series of social…

Resveratrol

Resveratrol Found In Grapes Could Help Astronauts On Mars

According to researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), grape skin, red wine and blueberries contain the naturally occurring ingredient called the resveratrol. The team wrote, “Resveratrol (RSV), a polyphenol most commonly found in grapes and blueberries, has been extensively investigated for its health benefits, including its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and anti-diabetic effects. RSV…