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MRI may help doctors differentiate causes of memory loss | Science Daily

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A UCLA-led study finds that, with the use of MRI scans, it is possible to distinguish between memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury.  Researchers say the finding is important because it could help prevent a misdiagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, which can be devastating for patients and their families. One study found that as many as 21 ... Read More »

Army astronaut to military medical students: You will solve the health issues of extended space flight | Army Times

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Army Col. Drew Morgan was an emergency medical doctor for soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa and currently works in space running experiments. Morgan described the relevance of military medicine and how it touches on several areas that can aid any military force. He emphasized that there would be several doctors among those he spoke to who would help ... Read More »

New drug-delivery technology promises efficient, targeted cancer treatment | Science Daily

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Researchers from Washington State University developed a non-toxic treatment that targets lung cancer cells at the nanoscale level. It is made from organic molecules called peptoids. Nanotubes thinner than hair containing the peptoids and fluorescent dyes are delivered directly to the cells where they release reactive oxygen species that attack the cancer. Scientists are able to track how well the ... Read More »

These high-tech bed sheets use infrared light for faster muscle recovery| Futurism

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Infrared light has been proven to penetrate muscle tissue and joints by warming up the body to speed up recovery time. Under Armour developed the Recover Sheet Set complete with mineral-lined fabric that reflects infrared light into the body for full-body restoration during sleep. The sheets amplify recovery and relieve fatigue while also offering comfort that allows the body to ... Read More »

Helping veterans age well after military service | Military Times

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When you imagine hearing aids, canes, knee pain, memory issues, and heart problems, you might think of a grandparent or elderly person. But these also describe a military veteran in their late 30s or early 40s who served on numerous deployments, worked on a flight line, or parachuted from aircraft for a living.  New military inductees are some of the ... Read More »

Hope for patients with traumatic brain injury | AAMC

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Imagine a new injection not only prevents brain inflammation but dramatically reduces the odds of long-term effects.  It sounds futuristic but it could be closer than we think.  Research was recently published by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) on this experimental TBI treatment.  The injection activates proteins that can stop abnormal ... Read More »

Naked Labs’ 3-D Body Scanner Shows You the Naked Truth | Wired

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Crowd funded in 2017, the Naked 3-D Fitness Tracker is now shipping for $1,395, a significant hike from the $499 the company listed it for originally.  It gives the customer the ability to do a body scan for fat percentage, weight, lean mass, and fat mass.  It does this algorithmically by comparing your images with a database of body shapes ... Read More »

How David Boreanaz Stays Seal Team Fit at Age 50 | Men’s Health 

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David Boreanaz gifted the CBS Seal Team cast a trailer packed with training equipment and workout machines that reflects the grit of the members. An actor himself, Boreanaz has played the roles of several intense TV characters and keeps his body conditioned to both look the part and portray true fighting ability. Seal Team is a show dedicated to accuracy ... Read More »

Virtual reality PTSD treatment has ‘big impact’ for veterans | BBC News 

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A VR treatment that has patients walk on a treadmill while facing a screen depicting the experienced trauma has shown promising results thus far. One veteran said that the virtual reality had given him the “biggest impact” out of all the other forms of treatment he tried. Veterans report that daily images of people being wounded and killed elicit emotional ... Read More »

14 Hours of exhaustion: Inside the US Naval Academy’s Sea Trials training exercise | Erie News Now

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Sea Trials is modeled after the Marine Corps’ Crucible and the Navy’s Battle Stations recruit programs. It is a “capstone” event for the fourth class midshipmen and serves as a leadership opportunity for the Naval Academy upper class who lead the event.  Sea Trials provides a final physical and mental challenge to the plebes, designed to test their teamwork and ... Read More »