Injectable foam stops internal bleeding on the battlefield

The polyurethane foam begins as two liquids stored separately and injected together into the abdominal cavity.

Despite the best efforts of military first responders to stabilize abdominal wounds sustained on the battlefield, they have few options when it comes to stopping internal bleeding caused by gunshots or explosive fragments.  DARPA is studying a new type of injectable foam that molds to organs and slows hemorrhaging. This could provide field medics with a way to buy more time for soldiers en route to medical treatment facilities.

 

 

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Aspirin Taken By Healthy People Does More Harm Than Good

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The drug does more harm than good in healthy people, researchers have said.

Healthy people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack are doing themselves more harm than good, researchers have said.  Millions of people – including a substantial number of the “worried well” – take a daily dose of the drug in the belief it will keep them healthy.

 

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A Daily Aspirin To Prevent Heart Attacks May Do More Harm Than Good

A Daily Aspirin To Prevent Heart Attacks May Do More Harm Than Good

 It is better for doctors to weigh up the benefit and risk of prescribing aspirin on an individual basis.

Healthy adults who take daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks could be doing more harm than good, warn researchers.

A major study shows that although regular use can cut the rate of non-fatal heart attacks, it can also increase the risk of internal bleeding by a third.

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