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Beaches can survive sea-level rises as long as they have space to move
An international team of coastal scientists has dismissed suggestions that half the world's beaches could become extinct over the course of the 21st century. (2020-10-27)

Ants adapt tool use to avoid drowning
Researchers have observed black imported fire ants using sand to draw liquid food out of containers, when faced with the risk of drowning. This is the first time this sophisticated tool use has been reported in animals. These findings are published in the British Ecological Society journal Functional Ecology. (2020-10-08)

Land development in New Jersey continues to slow
Land development in New Jersey has slowed dramatically since the 2008 Great Recession, but it's unclear how the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to fight societal and housing inequality will affect future trends, according to a Rutgers co-authored report. (2020-09-09)

Sustainable biosynthetic transparent films for plastic substitute
A team lead by Prof. YU Shuhong from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) report an ultra-strong, ultra-tough and transparent nacre-inspired nanocomposite film, which is constructed from sustainable ingredients by living bacteria. (2020-08-14)

Five steps to stop the death of the most threatened birds of prey
A new study presents a new five-step protocol to mitigate the mortality of birds of prey due to accidents with infrastructures (power lines, etc.) and other unnatural causes. The protocol that could also be applied to the conservation of other terrestrial vertebrates is a new scientific contribution from the Conservation Biology Group , led by the lecturer Joan Real, from the Faculty of Biology and the Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio) of the University of Barcelona. (2020-06-18)

Island 'drowning' is not inevitable as sea levels rise
An international study led by the University of Plymouth (UK) suggests islands composed of gravel material can evolve in the face of overtopping waves, with sediment from the beach face being transferred to the island's surface. (2020-06-10)

Mississippi Delta marshes in a state of irreversible collapse, Tulane study shows
A key finding of the study, published in Science Advances, is that coastal marshes experience tipping points, where a small increase in the rate of sea-level rise leads to widespread submergence. (2020-05-22)

Sustainable structural material for plastic substitute
A team lead by Prof. Shu-Hong Yu from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) report a high-performance sustainable structural material called cellulose nanofiber plate (CNFP) which is constructed from bio-based CNF and ready to replace the plastic in many fields. (2020-05-01)

Regular tub bathing linked to lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease
Regular tub bathing is linked to a lower risk of death from heart disease and stroke, indicates a long term study, published online in the journal Heart. (2020-03-24)

Drug shows promise in reducing deadly brain swelling after stroke
Cases of potentially deadly brain damage as a result of stroke could be reduced after new research identified a pathway in the brain that causes swelling, and which responds to an innovative treatment. (2020-03-02)

Big drop in global drownings
James Cook University researcher Associate Professor Richard Franklin says drownings globally have dropped by half over the last 30 years, with rates reducing in all regions except Oceania. (2020-03-02)

Rising temperatures may cause over 2,000 fatal injuries per year in the US, predict researchers
A 2 degrees Celsius rise in temperatures could result in around 2,100 additional deaths from injuries every year in the United States. (2020-01-13)

Drowning death rates 3 to 4 times lower in US states that regulate open water swim sites
Rates of drowning deaths in US states that more comprehensively regulate open water swim sites are three to four times lower than in states without any such policies, reveals research published online in the journal Injury Prevention. (2020-01-07)

Beware of swimming if you use deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's
Researchers have identified nine cases of people who lost their ability to swim after having a deep brain stimulation device implanted to control symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The new research is published in the Nov. 27, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. All nine people had been good swimmers even after their Parkinson's disease diagnosis. But once they had deep brain stimulation surgery, researchers found while other movement symptoms improved, their swimming skills deteriorated. (2019-11-27)

Study finds risk factors tied to drowning-related hospitalizations and death
Approximately 1 in 10 children admitted for injuries related to drowning end up dying despite comprehensive medical care after being admitted to a hospital, according to new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2019 National Conference & Exhibition. An abstract of the study, 'Predictors of In Hospital Mortality in Drowning and Submersion in Children and Adolescents in the United States: A national inpatient database analysis,' will be presented on Monday, Oct. 28, in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. (2019-10-25)

Waste plastic converted into filtration membranes
Discarded PET bottles could find a new life in the chemical industry. (2019-10-21)

Brain tissue kept alive for weeks on an artificial membrane
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Japan have developed a new system for keeping tissue viable for long-term study once transferred from an animal to a culture medium. The new system uses a microfluidic device that can keep tissue from both drying out and from drowning in fluid. A proof-of-concept experiment showed that tissue explanted from the mouse brain remained viable after almost one month in culture. (2019-10-09)

One in 10 people have 'near-death' experiences, according to new study
The new findings were presented at the 5th European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Congress. Experiences most frequently reported by participants in their study included: abnormal time perception (87 per cent), exceptional speed of thought (65 per cent), exceptionally vivid senses (63 per cent) and feeling separated from, or out of their body (53 per cent). (2019-06-28)

Rescuers often driven by emotion
Scientists from James Cook University and Royal Life Saving Society -- Australia have found reason can go out the window when people's family members, children and pets are in trouble in the water, and people should be better trained in water rescue skills. (2019-06-11)

Most deaths in children aged 5 to 14 in India, China, Brazil, Mexico are preventable
Most deaths of children aged five to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico arise from preventable or treatable conditions, suggests a new study published today in The Lancet. (2019-03-12)

Computer simulators show how to reduce damage to lungs of children in intensive care
Changing the ventilation settings for children on life support can reduce the risk of damage to their lungs, researchers at the University of Warwick and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have found on computer simulated patients. (2019-02-20)

Rising sea levels may build, rather than destroy, coral reef islands
Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters. Low-lying coral reef islands are typically less than three metres above sea level, making them highly vulnerable to rising sea levels associated with climate change. However, research has found new evidence that the Maldives -- the world's lowest country -- formed when sea levels were higher than they are today. (2018-11-13)

Aging overweight scuba divers at risk of underwater heart attack
Older, overweight scuba divers are being urged to shed pounds to avoid an underwater heart attack. That's the advice from a large study out today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a publication of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2018-07-26)

Genetic adaptation allows rice to survive long-term flooding
When floodwaters rise, some rice varieties rapidly grow taller to keep from drowning. (2018-07-12)

Lifejackets could save 180 or more lives a year
About 180 people died because they weren't wearing a lifejacket in UK waters in the last decade, according to new research. (2018-07-06)

Emergency physicians debunk 'dry drowning' myths, highlight drowning risk in older swimmers
Parents have been reading -- and sharing -- alarming reports of children who died or nearly died due to (2018-06-06)

Hurricane Harvey: Dutch-Texan research shows most fatalities occurred outside flood zones
Scientists found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding: the 100- and 500-year floodplains. Harvey, one of the costliest storms in US history, hit Texas on Aug. 25, 2017, causing unprecedented flooding and killing dozens. Researchers at Delft University of Technology and Rice University published their results today in the European Geosciences Union journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. (2018-04-19)

Safety measures could save 250,000 lives a year in low- and middle-income countries
Interventions such as speeding enforcement and formal swimming lessons for young children could potentially save more than 250,000 lives a year if they were implemented across populations living in extreme poverty in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2018-04-18)

Flood, drought and disease tolerant -- one gene to rule them all
A newly discovered gene in rice confers flood tolerance, drought tolerance and disease resistance, and the discovery of the gene is a major step forward on the quest to produce climate smart crops. (2018-03-13)

Bycatch responsible for decline of New Zealand sea lion
Getting caught in fishing nets is a major cause of death for the increasingly endangered New Zealand sea lion, according to new research from the New Zealand's University of Otago and Massey University and the University of Toronto. (2017-10-11)

In warmer climates, Greenlandic deltas have grown
Unlike most other deltas worldwide, Greenland's are growing. (2017-10-04)

Did rapid sea-level rise drown fossil coral reefs around Hawaii?
Investigations to predict changes in sea levels and their impacts on coastal systems are a step closer, as a result of international collaboration between the University of Sydney and researchers from Japan, Spain, and the United States. (2017-09-28)

Confederate submarine crew killed by their own weapon
A powerful shockwave from the H.L. Hunley's own weapon killed the crew of the Confederate combat submarine as it sunk a Union ship. This finding comes from a four-year research project that involved repeatedly setting blasts near a scale model, shooting authentic weapons at historically accurate iron plate and many calculations on human respiration and the transmission of blast energy by Rachel Lance, a 2016 Ph.D. graduate of Duke Engineering. (2017-08-23)

Study examines drowning-induced brain injury in children
A new study indicates that children who develop brain injury due to non-fatal drowning often experience severe motor deficits but maintain relatively intact perceptual and cognitive capabilities. (2017-08-01)

'My kid is in there,' UT Health San Antonio imaging studies confirm
Structural and functional MRI in children resuscitated after drowning pinpoints the site of anoxic brain injury to regions controlling movement, while providing strong evidence that networks controlling perception and cognition remain largely intact. (2017-07-31)

O2 and hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in drowned toddler
Dr. Paul Harch, Clinical Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward Fogarty, at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, report the case of the reversal of brain volume loss in a 2-year-old drowning victim unresponsive to all stimuli treated with normobaric oxygen (oxygen at sea level) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. (2017-07-17)

Study: After watching disturbing video, CPAP usage soars
More than 20 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea, yet more than half of those prescribed a CPAP mask to keep their airways open at night don't use it. So, National Jewish Health conducted a study where researchers recorded the patients sleeping without the CPAP mask and those who watched the video were more likely to wear it in the end. (2017-07-12)

Wildebeest feast: Mass drownings fuel the Mara River ecosystem
Each year, more than a million wildebeest migrate through Africa's Serengeti Mara Ecosystem. While crossing the Kenyan reach of the Mara River, thousands perish. A new study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first to reveal how wildebeest drownings impact the ecology of the iconic river. (2017-06-19)

Three little letters that could make you a big hero at the beach this summer: CPR
New study shows that bystander CPR is associated with favorable neurological survival for drowning victims in cardiac arrest (2017-05-17)

More than 1/3 of parents would allow child to be in residential or hotel pool unsupervised
As kids get ready to splash around in pools this summer, some parents may underestimate drowning risks, suggests a new national poll. (2017-05-15)

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