These are the Human Factors news bulletins issued by Flight Safety Foundation during 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.
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Regular Screening, Prompt Treatment Reduce Risk of Colorectal Cancer.Although this typically slow-growing cancer is among the leading causes of cancer death in developed countries, if detected early, it often can be excised before it spreads. In most cases, there is no recurrence of the disease. For pilots, treatment often requires minimal absence from work.
Memory Lapses Usually Do Not Signal Serious Medical Problems. Researchers — including some who have studied pilot behavior — have measured age-related declines in performance of some memory tasks. They describe these declines as normal developments in the aging process, and they recommend techniques to help lessen memory loss.
Aeromedical Specialists Caution Against Side Effects of Herbs Used for Medicinal Purposes. As the worldwide market for these products increases, civil aviation authorities say that pilots should discuss their use with private physicians and aviation medical examiners.
Increased Reliance on Automation May Weaken Pilots’ Skills for Managing System Failures . A report issued by the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority says that pilots are not receiving adequate training in the use of automated systems, including when and how to interrupt an automated process with manual inputs.
Diabetes Presents Pilots With Range of Risks.Diabetes can lead to heart disease, nerve damage and related problems that may endanger medical certification. Nevertheless, if diabetes is diagnosed early and is controlled, pilots can continue their flying careers.
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