Home ARTICLES Health Matters

Health Matters

OUR KIDS AND DIVING

OUR KIDS AND DIVING

Is the child a small adult when it comes to diving?
Definitely NOT.


Participation of children in scuba diving is growing every year. Instructors, dive masters, parents and pediatricians are all in growing need to understand the physiological differences between children and adults that relate specifically to scuba diving.

RESPIRATORY TRACT
Lung maturation and alveolar multiplication are progressive all along the growth period. It is very fast till the age of four, then gradually slows to stop at the age of eight. The elastic tissue is rare at birth, and then it increases gradually to reach complete development at 18 years.
These facts: relatively small lung capacity + less elasticity + scuba diving (breathing compressed air) = Possibility of air trapping even in a healthy lung.

Read more...
 

Chamber Recompression Therapy

Chamber Recompression Therapy

By: Dr. Hossam Nasef


"No-one who has seen the victim of compressed air illness, gravely ill or unconscious, put back into a chamber and brought back to life by the a...

Read more...

Risk Factors in Diving

Risk Factors in Diving

By: Dr.Hossam Nasef

1. Patent (Persistent) Foramen Ovale (PFO) : During the fetal period, the baby depends entirely on the mother for gas exchange as it cannot ...

Read more...

ARE YOU AT RISK OF HYPEROXIC-INDUCED MYOPIA?

ARE YOU AT RISK OF HYPEROXIC-INDUCED MYOPIA?

YOU SIT IN YOUR OFFICE, TRYING DESPERATELY TO FOCUS on your computer screen. You squint to make out blurred characters and images. The computer screen is not malfunctioni...

Read more...

Safe Drugs and Diving

Safe Drugs and Diving

That's how you learn to be a surgeon. Easy really, but from my experience a far better route to being a good doctor is: read about it, contract it yourself, diagnose it i...

Read more...
  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »

Read More in H2O


re4300%20copy.jpg
A diving reel is more than just a spool of line; it can be the connection to a diver’s safety.  Whether it’s being used with a buoy
jk%20lr1.jpg
John Kean is author of 'SS Thistlegorm, The True Story of the Red Sea's Greatest Ship Wreck'. He is also a board member of Sharm El Sheikh's SSDM
pb090739.jpg
A symbiotic relationship between marine lifeThe coral reefs in the Red Sea have many examples of fascinating practices.One of these practices is the
Banner

Coming Issue

 

Next edition in English

    next English issue will be available in March  ...

Calendar of events

May 2021 June 2021
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Post Your Event Post Your Event

More Articles

A LEGEND IS BACK IN TOWN "THE MISTRAL"

Older divers will remember the nostalgic days of the original twin house regulator and anybody who used to watch the Jacques Cousteau Saga’s on television will be familiar with it. The good...
Read More...

Chic new Mask from Seemann

SEEMANN are a company known for producing equipment that is both fashionable and of outstanding quality. They have now incorporated these features into the new KUMA diving mask....
Read More...

SEALUX - Universal housing UNM190 for the new Camcorder generation

Sealux has launched its new generation HD7 housing for Sony HD camcorders HDR-HC7E and HDR-HC5E. One housing suits both cameras and operation of all the important functions is undertaken directly from...
Read More...

Liveaboards adopt Tracking System

In the Red Sea more and more Liveaboards are taking safety very seriously and protecting their guests with the latest high-tec device. When the ENOS® system was launched the Egyptian authorities...
Read More...

SOFT CORAL IN MEDIUM FORMAT

Every time I’m back from one of my trips in the hot and clear waters of the Red Sea, the colours of the alcionarian remain in my eyes and memory for days; they are certainly the most fascinating li...
Read More...

H2O Newsletter


Get diving news, trends, and business information delivered directly to your inbox!

Advertisement

Banner