A Simple New Invention Seals Gunshot Wounds in Seconds and Could Save Countless Soldiers

Fact:  hemorrhage is a leading cause of death on a battlefield.  Another fact:  the highest percentage of survivable battlefield deaths from 2001-2009 came from major trauma hemorrhage.  This simple invention could change those facts: The new battlefield gadget is called X-STAT, and it uses a novel twist on simple science, offering a different way to treat deep gun shot wounds that have plagued military medics for years. The sponges work fast: In just 15 seconds, they expand to fill the entire wound cavity, creating enough pressure to stop heavy bleeding, reports Popular Science. Keeping …

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