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Most fatal diving accidents could be avoided if adequate diving safety procedures are followed, a study suggests. Of 40 deaths studied, only 6 were caused by defective equipment.

Decompression sickness is caused by nitrogen being released from the blood too quickly, forming bubbles which may expand and injure tissue or block blood...

The Chevroned Butterflyfish may be at risk of extinction, scientists have warned. The case of the Chevroned Butterflyfish is a stark example of how...

Decompression sickness, it not treated quickly, can cause lasting damage and may even be fatal. Instead of waiting for symptoms to appear, a University...

SCUBA diving has grown in popularity, with millions of divers enjoying the sport worldwide. However, people with asthma are generally advised not to dive....

Researchers at the Hyperbaric Medicine Department, San Diego, have developed a three-point scale to diagnose decompression sickness. There are currently no universally accepted...

Poor health in former North Sea divers is associated with decompression sickness, according to a new report.A team from Haukeland University Hospital in Norway...

Diving several times a day during a week's diving causes damage to the structures of the ear, Brazilian research suggests.Due to the condition known...

Decompression sickness, or the bends, is caused by nitrogen bubbles forming in the body. As the pressure reduces during ascent, the volume of...

Prevention of bubble formation is a central goal in standard decompression procedures. According to research published in the FASEB Journal, nitric oxide reduces bubble...