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Caffeine keeps soldiers sharp

...increase reaction time and improve performance for military servicemen who must perform complex tasks or who n...sm," Lt. Col. Donald Archibald, deputy director of military operational medicine at Ft. Detrick, Maryland, said. Specifically, it can be used in maintaining s...

Brain Temperature Tunnel dicovered

...can it enhance safety and performance of athletes, military personnel, firefighters, and outdoor recreationists, but it can also provide continuous brain temperature monitoring in hospitals without the need of nurse intervention. Important purposes for the devices include detection and prevention of heatstrok...

Reducing TB With Ultraviolet Light

...r respiratory disease incidence, it may be used in military barracks, schools, transportation systems, and hospitals in the future....

Prediction Of Disease In The Future Questioned

... symptoms.In an analysis of blood samples from 132 military personnel diagnosed with lupus, researchers found antibodies appeared as early as 10 years before the first onset of disease. In a study of more than 4,500 children, 12 had more than one diabetes-associated autoantibody. Half of the 12 children went...

Pill might be able to reduce the damage loud noise does to your hearing

...archers reported that magnesium supplements helped military recruits avoid hearing loss over two months of noisy basic training. These days, much of the work focuses on antioxidants, the chemical class that most famously includes vitamins C and E. That's because loud noise doesn't always damage the delicate ...

With New Drug To Fight Against Sleeping, Your Increment Is Not Far Away

... a boon to shift workers, health // professionals, military personnel and others who need to be alert through the day and night. The drug effects were studied in a group of monkeys to find out the level of improvement to perform tasks, even if they were deprived of sleep for a period of 36 hours. This depriva...

BCG vaccine for both Protection and treatment of Tuberculosis

... tuberculosis. Blood stream dissemination leads to military tuberculosis with lesions in many organs and a high mortality. Dr Lalvani states: “Contrary to prevailing theory that BCG vaccination protects only against tuberculosis disease, our results suggest that the vaccine also protects against tuberculosi...

Pakistani Quake Survivors Face Outbreak Of Diarrhea

...th the federal relief commission and the Pakistani military to train teams to visit all camps and help the survivors with providing hygiene and with clean water. --IANS...

Mysterious Death Of Seabirds Triggers Bird Flu Concern

...the Courier Mail reports that a second team with a military operative has also started towards the island. "There's a report of dead birds being sighted on Bountiful Island. We have no idea of how many there are – that's one of the things being investigated. When we get an idea of the cause we will be in a po...

Indonesia Has Ninth Bird-Flu Death as Risk Mounts

...ng Yudhoyono said he planned to order the nation's military to conduct house- to-house searches to find birds infected with the avian influenza virus in Jakarta and surrounding areas. 'If cases are still increasing in let's say a year that means our control measure is not effective enough,'' WHO's Samlee sa...

Caffeine pill to keep soldiers alert in the field

...e effects translate into enhanced vigilance in the military context," The Straits Times quoted Fabian Lim, head of the Military Physiology Lab, as saying. "DSO is also working on a pill that will maintain a sustained release of caffeine, so that caffeine is made available in the body over several hours," L...

Move to make HIV Tests mandatory For Soldiers In Northeast

...r HIV. India is one of the largest contributors of military troops and policemen for UN peacekeeping missions....s about a move to strip them of their uniforms and military ranks. --IANS...

Men queue up for Circumcision In Swaziland To Prevent HIV/AIDS

...alth care workers. To address the issue, mobile military hospitals are being thought of to provide circumcision in villages at no cost to males between the ages 10-24. However, the largest international supporters of HIV/AIDS prevention have treated the results cautiously and are waiting for results fr...

A Trip To Mars And Back To Take Five Hours

...he New Scientist magazine has revealed that the US military //is exploring the possibility of Captain Kirk-style 'warp speed' using a concept called hyperdrive. The revolutionary form of propulsion can help them reach the moon in a matter of minutes. The idea is to create an intense magnetic field that wou...

US Reportedly Experimenting on Nepali Soldiers

...nal of Bioethics: "Noting the millions of dollars, military training, and arms that the (US) State Department ...t rebellion, it seems plausible that the resultant military and economic dependence of the host institution/population (RNA) upon the research sponsor (the U.S....

Contaminated Land Can Be Cleaned By Micro-Organisms

...minated land, particularly at industrial sites and military training ranges. The Nature Biotechnology has published the findings of the research. Edited (ANI) ...

Cyprus Reports H5N1 Strain In Birds

...ve spread the infection in Cyprus also. The UK has military bases close to the island, and the UK Government is reported to be engaged in taking preventive measures, while experts from the EU are investigating the incident....

The Return Of The Clemenceau: Happy India

...ave for India, on the grounds that it was purely a military matter. It has been argued that the lack of proper available scrap yards in Europe and the relatively few choices for dismissal should be sufficient enough to permit dismantling of the ship where the World's biggest ship-breaking yard is located (Ala...

New Pills To Keep You Awake!

... 1998, sales have climbed to £330m last year. The military is thought to be one of the biggest potential markets for this generation of drugs, as soldiers on special operations sometimes have to be awake and alert for up to 72 hours. --Edited ANS...

Medical Ethics Violated By Prison Officials In Guantanamo Bay

The attempts of doctors at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay to force feed the prisoners (currently on hunger strike) through insertion of feeding tubes // through their noses has raised controversies among medical associations and ethicists, who claim that such practices violate the f...

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