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News in Dive Medicine

PFO Closure ‘The Thing to Do’

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Closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) may alleviate decompression sickness. Serious divers should seek screening, says doctor.

'In-water Recompression: Pros and Cons' Talk

Dr Matias Nochetto, Dr Neal  W Pollock, Dr Neal Polllock, Dr Dick Vann, Roz Lunn
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The DAN Research Team are holding one of their FREE community lectures this coming Wednesday evening, 5th February 2014, in Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Richard D. Vann to be awarded prestigious NOGI

Dr Richard Vann, flying after diving research, Rebreather Forum 3, hyperbaric
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The Academy Of Underwater Arts And Sciences has announced that Dr. Richard D. Vann has been selected for induction into the 2014 Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences (AUAS) Fellow Program.

Diving may affect heart function

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Ultrasound scan of scuba divers' hearts found significant changes in cardiac function during and after a dive.

Medicals no longer required in Queensland

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Dive industry welcomes new legislation relaxing the requirements for medical certificates for new divers

Zinc can treat deadly jelllfish stings

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Rapid administration of zinc could be life saving in human sting victims.

What are the risks, really?

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Experience of life suggests that anything which is fun tends to be either illegal, immoral, fattening or dangerous. Recreational diving partly conforms to this universal law, ranking below hang gliding and parachuting but above most sports in regards to the risk of a fatal accident.

Nuisance seaweed could help fight inflammation

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A seaweed considered a threat to the healthy growth of coral reefs in Hawaii may possess the ability to produce substances that could one day treat human diseases

Sea snail may teach us how to enhance memory

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Research involving a mollusk known as a California sea hare has contributed to the understanding of learning and memory.

Venom from Antarctic octopuses open a new frontier in drug development

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International researchers have collected venom from octopuses in Antarctica for the first time, and could open a new frontier in drug development and even washing detergents
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