Most aviators learn early in their career that flying with a simple upper respiratory infection or seasonal allergies can be painful. Gases in the sinuses and middle ear expand in accordance with Boyles Law as altitude increases and pressure decreases.[...]read more
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Before English chemist, William Henry, took his own life in 1836, he discovered a simple physics law to explain how gas behaves in solution. This gas law, now appropriately known as Henry’s Law, together with Boyle’s Law, form the basis[...]read more
Not surprising, but a reminder for the importance of wearing hearing protection. Who wants to go deaf early?!
Noise Exposure and Hearing Impairment in Air Force Pilots: Military pilots had elevated prevalence of hearing impairment. Increased flight time/year and flying fast jets associated with elevated risk of hearing deterioration. #AMHPjournal #crewhealth
How the human body copes with 19 solid hours of air travel? #travelhealth #longhaul
How @NASA keeps its astronauts safe and sane in space: The rigors of interplanetary travel are not for everybody. #Spacemedicine #humansinspace
Study of the impact of long-duration space missions at the International Space Station on the astronaut microbiome: Composition of astronauts’ microbiome is altered during space travel. #spacemedicine #microgravity #inmunology