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Shock wave from explosives causes significant eye damage

Shock wave from explosives causes significant eye damage

Researchers at UTSA are discovering that the current protective eyewear used by our U.S. armed forces might not be adequate to protect soldiers exposed to explosive blasts Continue reading

Veterans who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual could benefit from informed mental health services, researcher says

Veterans who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual could benefit from informed mental health services, researcher says

In 2011, the United States Military repealed its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that prevented gay and lesbian service members from disclosing their sexual orientation. Current estimates indicate that more than 1 million veterans identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) Continue reading

Effectiveness of PTSD treatments provided by DOD, VA unknown

Effectiveness of PTSD treatments provided by DOD, VA unknown

The U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should track the outcomes of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) provided to service members and veterans and develop a coordinated and comprehensive strategy to do so, says a new congressionally mandated report from the Institute of Medicine Continue reading

Effectiveness of PTSD treatments provided by DOD, VA unknown

Effectiveness of PTSD treatments provided by DOD, VA unknown

The U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Continue reading

Counterterrorism, ethics, and global health

Counterterrorism, ethics, and global health

The surge in murders of polio vaccination workers in Pakistan has made headlines this year, but little attention has been devoted to the ethical issues surrounding the global health impact of current counterterrorism policy and practice. Continue reading

Prototype electrolyte sensor to provide immediate read-outs: Painless wearable microneedle device may reduce trips to doctors’ offices

Prototype electrolyte sensor to provide immediate read-outs: Painless wearable microneedle device may reduce trips to doctors’ offices

Patients trying to navigate today’s complex medical system with its costly laboratory analyses might prefer a pain-free home diagnostic device, worn on the wrist, that can analyze, continuously record and immediately remedy low electrolyte levels. Continue reading

Army drug users twice as likely to use synthetic marijuana as regular marijuana

Army drug users twice as likely to use synthetic marijuana as regular marijuana

Social work researchers from the University of Washington have found that among a group of active-duty Army personnel who use illicit drugs, the most abused substance is synthetic marijuana, which is harder to detect than other drugs through standard drug tests. Continue reading

Compounds that control hemorrhagic viruses identified

Compounds that control hemorrhagic viruses identified

People fear diseases such as Ebola, Marburg, Lassa fever, rabies and HIV for good reason; they have high mortality rates and few, if any, possible treatments. Continue reading

Noncombat injury top reason for pediatric care by military surgeons in Afghanistan, Iraq

Noncombat injury top reason for pediatric care by military surgeons in Afghanistan, Iraq

Noncombat-related injury — caused by regular car accidents, falls and burns — is the most common reason for pediatric admissions to U.S. military combat hospitals in both Iraq and Afghanistan reveals new study findings published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons . Continue reading

Jet fuel, plastics exposures cause disease in later generations; Reproductive diseases, obesity

Jet fuel, plastics exposures cause disease in later generations; Reproductive diseases, obesity

Jan. 24, 2013 — Washington State University researchers have lengthened their list of environmental toxicants that can negatively affect as many as three generations of an exposed animal’s offspring Continue reading