Medical study on aviation vibration impacts on aircrew with prolonged sitting – By Kenneth Eric Games

Physiological Effects of Prolonged Sitting and Local Pressure Application in the UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter by Kenneth Eric Games Abstract Advances in flight technologies and the demand for long range flight have increased mission lengths for United States Army UH-60 Black Hawk aviators. Prolonged mission times have increased reports of pilots discomfort and symptoms of …

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Gulf War Illness research breakthrough. Gut feeling by the University of South Carolina

Article link on sc.edu What we found is that the altered gut bacteria and their cell wall components seep into the circulatory system and causes neural inflammation,” he says. His team published a paper on their findings last year in PLoS One, which prompted an outpouring of interest from veterans and veteran organizations. The fatigue, …

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Medical research – Effect of occupation on risk of developing MS: an insurance cohort study

Effect of occupation on risk of developing MS: an insurance cohort study From the paper The aim of this study was to estimate the occupational risks in relation to multiple sclerosis (MS). The immediate background for this research was our finding that there had been a high number of critical illness insurance claims by patients …

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Science article – Scientists pinpoint brain-swelling mechanism

Scientists pinpoint brain-swelling mechanism on Science Daily From the article: A team of UBC researchers has made a significant discovery uncovering the cause of brain swelling after trauma to the head. Their research, published in Cell, paves the way for a preventative drug treatment for severe brain damage following stroke, infection, head injury or cardiac arrest. …

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News Article – Veterans with debilitating Gulf War Syndrome may have passed it on to children. Mirror.co.uk

Link to article on Mirror.co.uk British forces veterans suffering Gulf War Syndrome may have given it to their children. New medical research has revealed troops who served in Iraq are more likely to have damage to DNA that could be passed on during reproduction. Experts in the US – where the illness is recognised – …

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VA – West Los Angeles VA Hospital shuts down PTSD treatment group for cost savings.

Link to article at Latimes.com Before August, about 20 groups, each with five to 30 members, had been meeting on the medical campus for a total of 40 hours a week of therapy, said Leslie Martin, the former PTSD therapy program director. The combat veterans group shut down this fall after refusing the VA’s order …

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Medical Report (2014) Military-related traumatic brain injury and neurodegeneration

Authors: Ann C. McKee and Meghan E. Robinson VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Alzheimer Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Link to the report …

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