Tag: "soldiers" at medical news
Schepens scientists regenerate optic nerve for the first time
... spinal cord injuries, "we were hearing stories of soldiers
in the Middle East whose lives were saved by body ...al research will not only enhance the lives of our soldiers
but also gives hope to every American who suffers from diseases of the central nervous system." Many...
Some US soldiers returning from Afghanistan should be screened for malaria
...cant impact on many military operations. U.S. Army soldiers
operating in endemic regions are directed to consu...ce personal protective measures may help safeguard soldiers
from vector-borne disease. Additionally, U.S. military and civilian clinicians need to consider mala...
Shakespeare's writings indicate he may have had syphilis
...o, transmitted from country to country by sailors, soldiers
and merchants. Symptoms of syphilis can include genital lesions; rashes on the torso, palms, and soles of the feet; neurological problems; and destroyed facial tissue. Shakespeare alluded to sexually transmitted disease (STD) symptoms--and treatments...
Rare type of pneumonia occurring at higher than normal rate among US troops in Iraq
...of cases for a median of 7 (range, 2-16) days. Two soldiers
died; the remainder responded to corticosteroids and/or supportive care. Twelve individuals were reevaluated a median of 3 months after diagnosis. At that point, 3 patients reported mild difficulty breathing and 1 reported wheezing. All patients had ...
Drinking and spousal abuse by male US Army soldiers
...y male U.S. Army soldiers. Findings indicate that soldiers
who drink heavily are more likely to abuse their s... also completed an HRA. "We chose to focus on Army soldiers
primarily because we have extensive data available to study them both before and after the abuse eve...
Accelerated heartbeart mystery: Is odd electrical wave the key?
...tract and pump blood in a coordinated manner, like soldiers
marching in near lockstep. During ventricular tach...hape of a single-arm spiral, throwing the cellular soldiers
out of sync and into a very fast but inefficient rhythm that results in a weakened pump output. Impl...
People are of 'two minds' on moral judgments
...rs. Your baby starts to cry, which would alert the soldiers
to your presence. The only way to save yourself and the others is to smother your baby. What do you do? Making such tough personal moral judgments involves not just abstract reasoning or emotion, as shown by the results of a new study by Joshua Green...
Needle-free anthrax vaccine shows promise in animal studies
...r way to protect the general population as well as soldiers
on the battlefield in the event of a deadly bioterror attack, the researchers say. The development, a joint project of BD Technologies and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease, was described today at the 228 th national mee...
UCSD partners with Peru in NIH grant to battle malaria, world's number 2 killer
...e anti-malarial medication. Also at risk are U.S. soldiers
stationed around the world and the U.S. military is working on drugs and vaccines to try to prevent the disease in its overseas soldiers. In recent years, there's been an alarming increase in malaria cases in both the developed and developing worl...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 56th Annual Meeting
... death from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in soldiers
who entered service between 1906 and 1982. Their study of over half a million men indicated that veterans had a 60 percent increased risk of death from ALS compared to non-veterans, independent of branch of service, duration of service, or the time p...
HIV-positive U.S. military personnel accidentally vaccinated against smallpox
...is potentially fatal risk. More than 438,000 U.S. soldiers
were vaccinated against smallpox between December ..."leftover" immunity, but the fact that none of the soldiers
had full-blown AIDS at the time of vaccination was probably a key factor in preventing a dangerous r...
The hidden health trauma of child soldiers
...and colleagues interviewed around 300 former child soldiers
who had been abducted by the northern Ugandan rebe...SD regardless of the amount of time spent as child soldiers
or the time elapsed since they were involved in conflict. The authors conclude that their findings '...
Studies highlight impact of Sept. 11, Iraq war on adolescents
...ly members. "Given the continued presence of U.S. soldiers
in Iraq and mounting casualties, further research ... and elsewhere in terms of not only supporting the soldiers
but also their families left behind. We need to make extra efforts as neighbors and friends to provi...
Argonne licenses Anti-Jet-Lag-Diet software to online company
...tional Guard troops flying across nine time zones, soldiers
who used the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet flying east were 7....ly to experience jet lag. On the return trip west, soldiers
who used the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet were 16.2 times less likely to have jet-lag. The study can be read on...
Duke physicians predict risks of deadly infections after cord blood transplants
...fections. Dendritic cells are among the front-line soldiers
in the immune system's army, alerting the troops to the presence of invaders. They do so by activating other lymphocytes to react against the invading virus. Surprisingly, the number of stem cells the children received had no impact on their risk...
Security duties damage soldiers' mental health
...soldiers' mental health, say the authors. On tour, soldiers
live in cramped conditions and experience long periods of inactivity interspersed with sporadic episodes of exposure to potentially dangerous situations. Future research should explore what aspects of a soldier's existence contribute to changes in p...
Hearing aid research gets federal boost
...edict the impact zone of incoming ordnance to keep soldiers
safe in battlefield conditions. Ultimately, Miles' work will be important in any application in which a miniaturized microphone and signal processing technology could improve the utility and performance of a product. Besides the manufacture of next-...
Trojan Horse technique may slow growth of tumours
...e the legend of the Trojan Horse in which invading soldiers
hid inside a hollow wooden horse to fool the enemy, this drug enables deadly radioisotopes to hide within the EGF as it passes naturally into the breast cancer cells," says senior author Professor Raymond Reilly of the University of Toronto's Leslie ...
Morphine-like painkiller appears to be less addictive
..., less-addictive drugs can be self-administered by soldiers
who are severely wounded during battle without depending on the assistance of a medic. "Our hope is that glycosylated enkephalins can be used to block pain in severe trauma injuries, in victims who could not normally receive narcotics," says Polt, wh...
Engineering researchers are designing the ultimate fabrics, for casual or military wear
... by computer software into images that will enable soldiers
to determine the location of detected sounds. "We're designing and constructing a 30-foot-long prototype for the STRETCH fabric," Jones said. "The goal of the project is to develop a low-cost, flexibly deployable e-textile system that has low power ...