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Former Special Forces soldier to help Brisbane men tackle depression | Brisbane Times

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A former Special Forces soldier who rescued children from sex trafficking has spent years battling with his inner demons.  That was until he found his cure for depression. That moment prompted him to form a men’s support group in Queensland called The Mammoth Hunters Club to help those struggling with isolation, depression and other mental health problems. Source: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/former-special-forces-soldier-to-help-brisbane-men-tackle-depression-20190905-p52o7t.html Read More »

San Diego’s newest wellness hotspot is the first of its kind in the US | Travel Pulse

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A truly unique and cutting-edge urban wellness sanctuary, Saffron & Sage is a first-of-its-kind not only in San Diego but throughout the entire nation.  Focused on mind-body-spirit wellness, Saffron & Sage features a multi-disciplinary team of more than 30 practitioners, ranging from medical doctors to psychotherapists and movement therapists who create individual treatment plans for clients. It also offers everything ... Read More »

Breakthrough Treatment Technology for Special Operations Veterans | Business Wire

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A collaboration between Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F), Tomahawk Charitable Solutions (TCS), and Brain Treatment Center San Diego (BTC San Diego) is offering innovative and promising treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-traumatic Stress (PTS) to special operations military service members. Over the past six years, BTC San Diego has used a patented process that uses computational neuroanalytics to build ... Read More »

Liquid mouth drops could one day protect people from peanut allergies | Science News

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Results from a small study of the treatment rivaled a similar treatment that also builds allergy tolerance by exposing sufferers to small, daily doses of an allergen. The delivery method through the mouth’s mucous membrane means that much smaller doses can be used than with the oral treatment.  The FDA is expected to review the license for peanut capsules in September. ... Read More »

Oklahoma wins $572M in case against drugmaker in historic opioid trial | CNN

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Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman has named Johnson and Johnson accountable for an appalling health epidemic that made history. As opioid drug makers, the company engaged in misleading marketing which falls under the Oklahoma public nuisance law. The vice president of the company claims that the verdict was a misapplication because “Johnson and Johnson did not cause the opioid ... Read More »

After Curing Hepatitis C in 100,000 Vets, VA Pushes for More Medical Breakthroughs | Military.com

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On World Hepatitis Day, the VA announced it had cured more than 100,000 veterans of hepatitis C virus infection (HCV).  Now, the focus is detecting any liver disease still prevalent in patients who have been cured.  Though the disease is cured, the liver disease remains and needs monitoring. In 2017, the VA signed a $47 million contract to acquire FibroScans ... Read More »

The Mysterious Vaping Illness That’s ‘Becoming an Epidemic’ | New York Times

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Across the country, doctors are treating mysterious lung illnesses. Patients in their late teens and 20s are showing up with severe shortness of breath, several days with vomiting, fever and fatigue. Some have ended up in intensive care or on a ventilator for weeks. One complication to treatment is that the patient has no idea what substances were in what ... Read More »

Augmented reality glasses may help people with low vision better navigate their environment | Science Daily

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Nearly one in 30 Americans over the age of 40 experience significant visual impairment that can’t be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. In a new study, adapted augmented reality glasses can improve patients’ mobility by 50% and grasp performance by 70%. The AR system adds four bright, distinct colors to objects, providing visual color cues that help ... Read More »

High-fat diet in utero protects against Alzheimer’s later | Science Daily

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A high-fat diet can carry health risks, but for mothers-to-be, it may make all the difference when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease prevention for their children. In a report published online August 26 in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University show for the first time in animals that high maternal fat ... Read More »

This military inspired under-$15 skin-care brand is giving back to the U.S. Military in A big way | Refinery 29

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Bravo Sierra is the first brand to incubate products targeted to the needs of active-duty military members. At least 1,000 Special Operations Forces members stress-tested each of the eight products to work in both military field conditions and on base camps. What’s more, Bravo Sierra has developed a partnership with the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, so ... Read More »