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 …

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

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. …

Continue reading Science article – Scientists pinpoint brain-swelling mechanism

VA article – San Diego VA studying CBD for PTSD treatment. (NBC article)

Link to article I will say I think the summary given by Carnivale is a great jumping off point for all discussions of treatment for PTSD. If you have never experienced it, you can simply have no idea. The symptoms, as well as their progenitor, can only be experienced. PTSD is not a new article …

Continue reading VA article – San Diego VA studying CBD for PTSD treatment. (NBC article)

Bipolar ramblings – The torment of drugs. Part I

The first time I agreed to see a psychiatrist, after years of denial and refusal, it did not go what would be professionally unprofessional good... At all... As I sit there rattling off a story that I had only recently even pieced together myself, I thought he was listening. I mean, he asked. And he …

Continue reading Bipolar ramblings – The torment of drugs. Part I

A conversation with an officer regarding the culture of combat soldiers during our deployment in 2006 – 2007

Foreword: The following was a conversation I had with a former officer from my unit when I deployed for Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006 - 2007. I had respect for this officer, he had suggested that I should become an officer early in my career. This was not a path that I took, …

Continue reading A conversation with an officer regarding the culture of combat soldiers during our deployment in 2006 – 2007