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A Doctors, First Hand Experience Using an Adapted Full Face Snorkel Mask

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From Dr Elizabeth Locascio  7 April, 2019

The greatest advantage of a converted Aria Full Face Snorkel Mask is that I CONTROL IT. I am not dependent on my administration or anyone else for clean, safe personal protection equipment (PPE). It’s mine to use and take care of, appropriately. It is reasonably comfortable and I have tolerated wearing it for up to 2 hrs at a time. Read more

April 7, 2020 |

Italian engineers’ brilliant 3-D printed hack turns scuba gear into ventilator masks

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One of the biggest issues in treating those affected by COVID-19 is a lack of medical equipment. Italy, the country second hardest-hit by the pandemic, has faced shortages in equipment and hospital beds.

This puts doctors in the terrible position of having to decide who gets treatment and who does not.

One of the most important tools in the fight against COVID-19 are ventilators. Read more

March 27, 2020 |

How to thoroughly disinfect your airplane seat

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As concerns about the new coronavirus from China, COVID-19, continue to escalate, many air travelers are taking measures into their own hands to avoid getting sick from germs on an aircraft.

Reservations.com recently published a study relating to travelers and the spread of germs on an airplane. The study showed that nearly 20% of passengers have flown sick, and 19% of passengers don’t always wash their hands after using the airplane bathroom. So, it’s no wonder many flyers are diligent about disinfecting their seats. Supermodel Naomi Campbell, for example, says she puts on gloves, wipes every nook and cranny of her airplane seat with sanitizing wipes, uses a seat cover and wears a face mask during the flight. Read more

March 27, 2020 |

How to Keep Your Smartphone Clean

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Your smartphone is 7 times dirtier than your toilet. Here’s how to clean it.

What’s the one item that never leaves your side?

It goes into the bathroom with you. You use it in the kitchen. It often touches your face, your desk and, well, just about any other surface within arm’s reach. Read more

March 27, 2020 |

To save these threatened seahorses, we built them 5-star underwater hotels

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Venture beneath the ocean and you’ll see schools of fish and other alien-like species that may take your breath away. But one species in particular is an enigma in the marine world: the shy, elusive seahorse. 

Approximately 50 species of seahorse are found worldwide, and Australia’s waters are home to at least 17 of them.

However, seahorses are considered threatened around the world, largely from over-harvesting for traditional Chinese medicines, unintended capture in fish trawl nets, and the loss of natural habitats such as seagrasses and mangroves. Read more

March 27, 2020 |

Quarantine. Self-Isolation. Lockdown. Shelter in Place. What’s the Difference?

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A glossary of terms in the coronavirus age.

Since the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 first emerged in Wuhan, China at the end of last year, many of us have started to learn a new language of pandemics. Phrases like “distance learning” and “flattening the curve” have quickly entered our daily conversations.

One area where the terminology around COVID-19 can be confusing is in the different measures being adopted to contain its spread. These terms and exactly how they are used can vary from place to place and they are also evolving, but here we explain some of the most common ones. Read more

March 26, 2020 |

Traveling to Australia? Here’s what you need to know

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As blazes rage across the country, find out how tourism is affected and how you can help.

THE DAWN OF the new decade has been dominated by images of Australia in flames. The devastating bushfires (wildfires) have already claimed 23 lives and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes. Half a billion animals are believed to have perished—including an estimated 30 percent of koalas in New South Wales (NSW)—as the fires have scorched an area larger than the 2019 Amazon and California fires combined. Read more

January 19, 2020 |

Why Traveling Is Good For Your Health

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When you return from a vacation feeling relaxed and refreshed, that’s not just an emotional response to time away from work and daily worries: you’re experiencing some of the nourishing effects of traveling.

It turns out that jetting off to relax on the beach in Turks and Caicosor to explore ruins in Tulum isn’t an indulgence — research says that vacationing is actually good for your health. Read more

January 19, 2020 |
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