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150 BEST Divers and Conductors Tested Positive for HIV

Recently more number of bus drivers and conductors in India are being tested positive for HIV. One such case is that of the bus conductor Ravindra Kamble (34). //Statistics show that about 150 BEST drivers and conductors in the last one year have been tested positive for HIV. The BEST’s HIV policy ...

Monterey Bay Aquarium Channels Its Way to Kids at Packard Children's

...h day's broadcasts are usually around feeding time. That's when kids can watch Aquarium staff feed the penguins on the "penguin cam." Or, see and hear divers feed the fish, sharks and other sea creatures through the Living Kelp Forest Exhibit's "kelp cam." Kids at the hospital can also listen to Aquarium ed...

Blair C. Filler, M.D. Receives 2009 Tipton Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Leadership

...he Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department emergency services team, with which he served 25 years rescuing endangered mountain climbers, skiers, scuba divers and crash victims. Dr. Filler has been honored by the California Orthopaedic Association and the American Medical Association (AMA) for his work...

First national study of diving-related injuries

...g. There are now more than 20 thousand competitive divers under the age of 18 in this country* and millions ...imming pools across the United States. Competitive divers strive to gracefully enter the water without makin...ver the past two decades. Not only are competitive divers at risk for injury, but recreational...

Sister Red Cross Societies Help Each Other

...nce is needed and how we can further support their emergency response." The Mexican Red Cross mobilized 2,500 emergency relief workers, scuba rescue divers and volunteers. In addition, the Mexican Red Cross sent two helicopters from nearby states to help increase relief distributions to affected communiti...

Some Female Athletes Risking Weaker Bones

...rs, divers, runners have poorer bone density, research shows FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Certain female college athletes, such as swimmers, divers and runners, have lower bone density than other athletes, a new study finds. If bone density levels in these athletes continued to decrease, they c...

Corals added to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species for first time

...on of unique and diverse marine ecosystems. Corals build reefs that are habitat for fish and other marine life, and also are a major attraction for divers in the Galapagos, where tourism makes a significant contribution to the local and national economy. The recovery of algae species following strong ...

Double Lung Transplant Man in Michigan Recovering

...d in a statement. "Our friends that died in the crash would have wanted us to go on with our work." The cause of the crash was still unknown, but divers searching the lake off Milwaukee identified a debris field Friday on the lake bottom containing much of the wreckage, said Keith Holloway, spokesman f...

Ancient Healing Technique Gains New Popularity in Iraq

...e to arthritis and sciatica, even for sterility for men and women," he added. The technique was also traditionally used by the historic pearl divers of the Gulf to prevent diseases before they embarked on their three-month-long pearling expeditions out at sea. "I sought out many physicians but they...

Hunt for Sea Delicacy Taking a Toll in California

... divers scouring the sea-bed for abalone are paying with t...born, snail-like creatures from rocks. Veteran divers and even the rock-pickers who ply chest-deep water...obbed up and down between breaths of air. Some divers awoke as early as 4 a.m. to make the winding 90-mi...

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Divers in Medical Technology

Researchers Report First Successful Treatment of Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury

... made this discovery when he first applied HBOT to divers with a disabling form of "the bends," brain decomp...al application of a single HBOT to freshly injured divers did not result in the immediate cure described by the U.S. Navy. Instead, divers from the Gulf of Mexico presented days to weeks af...
Divers in Medical Dictionary

Hyperbaric

...cience and technology encompassing hyperbaric medicine. Provides scientific information to protect the health of sport, military, and commercial divers and to improve the scientific basis of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Evelyne LLorente, MD. HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY. Industry Not Listed ... W...

Cramp

...enerally resolves by itself. ... These cramps usually happen while performing exercise to fatigue, such as the. calf cramp that hits so many divers getting back in the water after some time off. ... A cramp is an involuntary and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax. ... Sometimes...

Barotrauma

...n the ear due to pressure differences between the inside and outside of the eardrum. ... the causes and prevention of middle ear barotrauma in divers ... EAR BAROTRAUMA ... Middle ear barotrauma is the most frequent diving injury I see in my ... ...
Divers in Biological News

Natural-born divers and the molecular traces of evolution

An aquatic lifestyle imposes serious demands for the organism, and this is true even for the tiniest molecules that form our body. When the ancestors of present marine mammals initiated their return to the oceans, their physiology had to adapt radically to the new medium. Dr. Michael Berenbrink a...

Holding breath for several minutes elevates marker for brain damage

... BETHESDA, Md. (August 4, 2009) divers who held their breath for several minutes had elev...e researchers recommended further research on free divers that would begin early in their careers and follow... although the occupation has been dying out. These divers harvest seaweed, shellfish and other growth from t...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, nonthreatening

... July 23, 2009 News reports last week about scuba divers off San Diego being menaced by large numbers of Hu...ute was diving with the impressive animals. Other divers participating were Lloyd Trueblood of URI, Steve H... potential for dangerous interactions, he said, so divers should use caution. "However, I want to spread...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, non-threatening

... July 23, 2009 News reports last week about scuba divers off San Diego being menaced by large numbers of Hu...ute was diving with the impressive animals. Other divers participating were Lloyd Trueblood of URI, Steve H... potential for dangerous interactions, he said, so divers should use caution. "However, I want to spread...

Overfishing and evolution

... Using snorkelers and SCUBA divers is not the best way to monitor fish populations, if we want to know the evo... fish. A study from the University of Victoria shows that fish avoid the divers and snorkelers who try to count them. Not all types of fish are equally fri...

Toward cheap underwater sensor nets

...ool, Benson serves as the Southern California volunteer coordinator for the nonprofit organization Reef Check. Benson oversees the training of veteran divers to conduct surveys of the species living in reefs from Santa Barbara to San Diego. "Our volunteers learn how to identify fish and other organisms a...

EPA to study Puerto Rico waters and marine habitat

...use up to 18 scientists, 19 crew members and remain at sea for weeks as they collect water quality and sediment samples, fish and other organisms. EPA divers working off the OSV BOLD monitor coral reefs, and other sensitive habitats for impacts from pollution. The OSV BOLD operates in the waters of the Atla...

DNA evidence is in, newly discovered species of fish dubbed H. psychedelica

...ally found Pietsch to help them identify the fish. Since the first sighting divers have observed a number of adults and juveniles, now that they know what to ...en't previously spotted. When a member of H. psychedelica is uncovered by divers it usually seeks a new place to hide within 10 or 15 minutes. And while ...

Little Salt Spring underwater archeological site in Florida receives new funding

...reserve was donated to the University in 1982. In 2005, UM began an ongoing partnership with the Florida Aquarium (Tampa) who provides volunteer SCUBA divers to assist in the underwater research. In 2008, researchers from Washington State University and Pennsylvania State University began long-term collabor...

Unusual microbial ropes grow slowly in cave lake

...si cave system in Italy and more than 1,600 feet below the Earth's surface, divers found filamentous ropes of microbes growing in the cold water, according to...ping to obtain more microbial rope samples this summer. They will work with divers to get samples from the deepest and shallowest ends of the ropes in order t...

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