Medicine for the wild blue yonder

22.10.2013                      18.Cheschwan.5774                      heute Kommunalwahlen

Gesundheit & Forschung:

Medicine for the wild blue yonder

An international congress on aviation and aerospace medicine recently convened in Jerusalem, where participants discussed everything from pregnant women pilots to the psychological problems associated with running wars via unpiloted vehicles.

To the layman, aerospace and aviation medicine sounds like a specialty of physicians who help select and train astronauts and treat passengers who feel unwell on flights. In fact, it is a broad field in which, among other things, would-be passengers or soon-to-be passengers on sub-orbital trips to space will be checked and the health of air traffic controllers, pilots and flight attendants is periodically examined. In addition, medical conditions of people working with remotely piloted vehicles are also checked, as they have to see and hear well….