Tag: "soldiers" at medical news
WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings
...tive building fire, to locate and retrieve wounded soldiers
in urban battlefields, or to aid and recover miners trapped by explosions or cave-ins. Keynote speakers at the workshop included Charles Dickinson, deputy assistant administrator, U.S. Fire Administration; Jalal Mapar, program manager, Science and ...
UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue
...liver, healing a biopsy site and providing wounded soldiers
in battle with pain-killing, infection-fighting medical treatment are among the myriad uses the scientists foresee for the new technology. The patented invention by Joel Schneider, UD associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Darrin Po...
Brain-boosting pill alleviates post-chemotherapy fogginess
...reason, sleep-deprived college students, athletes, soldiers
or others who want to gain an edge in a competitive environment sometimes seek out the drug, calling it a genius pill. The application for cancer care is unique and entirely appropriate, Kohli said. Although some in the scientific community doubt ...
JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
...iatric outpatients. Pain and combat injuries in soldiers
returning from Operations Enduring Freedom and Ira... resulted in a growing number of seriously injured soldiers
evacuated to the United States for medical care. Trauma-related pain is almost always present among ...
Soldiers acquired drug-resistant infections in field hospitals
... outbreak of drug-resistant wound infections among soldiers
in Iraq likely came from the hospitals where they ... soil samples and just one out of 160 samples from soldiers
skin. By contrast, ABC organisms were found in the patient treatment areas of all seven field hospit...
US soldiers in Iraq fighting drug-resistant bacteria after injuries
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- US soldiers
in Iraq do not carry the bacteria responsible for ...nd infections found in military hospitals treating soldiers
wounded in Iraq, according to an article to be published electronically on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, ...
Advances in brain research poised to dramatically change society
...enia and bipolar disorder" Thousands of American soldiers
serving in Iraq have been injured or killed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). These devices frequently target U.S. military vehicles and convoys. What if military vehicles were able to operate unmanned and autonomously" The "Decade of the Bra...
Stress of deployment increases risk of child abuse, neglect in military families, UNC study shows
...ation at the UNC School of Public Health. "Among soldiers
with at least one dependent, for every one percent increase in the number of active duty soldiers
departing or returning, we saw an approximately 30 percent increase in the rate of substantiated mal...
For Iraq veterans, migraines may be sign of other problems
... post-traumatic stress, depression or anxiety than soldiers
who do not have migraines, according to research t...007. The study involved 3,621 United States Army soldiers
who were given a health screening questionnaire within 90 days after returning from one year of comb...
Study finds drug helps PTSD nightmares
...digan Army Medical Center, will enroll active-duty soldiers
who have trauma nightmares. The third study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, will look at prazosin in the treatment of civilian trauma PTSD....
Mental illnesses appear common among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
...hives journals. Some reports have suggested that soldiers
returning from Operations Enduring Freedom and Ira...ised explosive devices," the authors write. "Some soldiers
endure multiple tours of duty, many experience traumatic injury and more of the wounded survive than...
Wartime raises stress, blood pressure rates in military offspring
...e behind." "Given the continued presence of U.S. soldiers
deployed to (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and mounting casualties, these findings suggest that youth with family members in the military, particularly those deployed overseas, may warrant increased attention of parents, educators and counselors during th...
Novel Ames Lab composite may replace depleted uranium
...made of depleted uranium have caused concern among soldiers
storing and using them. Now, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are close to developing a new composite with an internal structure resembling fudge-ripple ice cream that is actually comprised of environmentally safe materia...
Could the ability to expel worms lead to a future asthma treatment?
...des of diarrhea, anemia and malnutrition. Stranded soldiers
were once advised by field manuals to eat a cigarette or drink a tablespoon of kerosene to stun the worms, but modern antihelminthic drugs (e.g. Albendazole, Ivermectin, Thiabendazole) are effective and much safer. Drug treatments, however, do not re...
UW-Madison researchers clear way to stronger glass
...ir constituent molecules. "A crystal is like toy soldiers
all lined up marching together," Ediger says. "A glass is a teenager's room, with stuff packed in everywhere." Just as levels of messiness can range from cluttered to chaotic, levels of molecular disorder can vary between different types of glass. ...
Noise-immune stethoscope helps medics hear vital signs in loud environments
...ions, such as during the transportation of wounded soldiers
in Blackhawk helicopters. Using ultrasound technol...'s Small Business Innovation Research program. For soldiers
wounded in combat, the first hour after sustaining an injury is known as the "critical hour," when d...
'Mindless Eating' is a nourishing read
... The U.S. government called him to test foods that soldiers
eat and how they should be packaged. Some 95 percent of those who lose weight on a well-meaning but short-lived diet soon gain it back, Wansink says; deprivation diets simply do not work. His advice: eat smaller portions; don't fall for all of the a...
Autoimmune disease triggered if T cells miss a single protein early on
...n the journal's print edition November 27. T cell soldiers
encounter the body's full array of proteins in the thymus, and those T cells with receptors that recognize "self" proteins, or antigens, normally are purged to avoid autoimmune attacks in the body later on. The new research showed that if just one of...
New research effort to translate basic science into faster bone healing
...d in recent years as baby boomers age, and as U.S. soldiers
in Iraq continue to suffer severe injuries. "We are getting close to the point where decades of research finally pay off in new treatments that restore trauma patients' ability to walk and use their limbs," said Randy N. Rosier, M.D., Ph.D., chair ...
Simulation in a virtual combat environment puts surgical skills to the test
...have proven to be effective in training dismounted soldiers
and military checkpoint guards, for example. In this study, 15 medical students had to perform an emergency chest tube thoracostomy incision and insertion of a tube in the chest to permit fluid to drain on a mannequin in a CAVE (Cave Automatic Vir...
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