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UK Army Personnel Involved in Iraqi Invasion Not at Risk from Depleted Uranium

...ifferent levels of exposure. These comprised 199 soldiers directly involved in fighting, 96 soldiers involved in other duties, 22 medical staff, and 24 people responsible for cleaning up or repairing c...

Anchoring Lives Aboard Warship: Nimitz

...er, the family physician on board. On shore, the soldiers can often overlook symptoms like viral gastroenter... but on deployment, preventive measures could save soldiers lot of trouble, he said. hore, but it can save you a lot of trouble here on deployment. Proper hygie...

China Declares War on Unsafe Foods for Soldiers

...cts and eliminating the common practice of several soldiers eating from the same plate, according to an announ...rt said the PLA began phasing out the tradition of soldiers eating from common dishes following the 2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). ...

War Stimulates Research Blitz in Prosthetics Industry

...oday there is a growing industry catering to these soldiers who need artificial limbs . Minnesota National G...g into account the kind of problems faced by these soldiers the Defense Department has contracted with a group of researchers and prosthetics manufacturers to b...

First Drug for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

...istent, debilitating fears - including hundreds of soldiers returning from conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. ...ducted by the Army in 2004 found that one in eight soldiers returning from Iraq reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the Nat...

War Veterans Lack Adequate Mental Health Care: Pentagon Report

...el and money to properly treat a growing number of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, said a Pentag...ing from Iraq and Afghanistan showed 38 percent of soldiers and 31 percent of Marines suffered psychological symptoms. The problems increase as troops are repea...

Ex-CIA Official Accuses Retired ISI Chief of Supporting Taliban

...uardian news report, as saying. Keller said that soldiers posted to Waziristan, a tribal area that hosts an estimated 2,000 al-Qaida fighters, are "huddling in their bases, doing nothing". "Their approach was to pretend that nothing was wrong because any other approach would reveal that they were unwillin...

Wounded British Troops Wait Hours to Reach Hospital

...ars ago were treated far more quickly than British soldiers nowadays, The Sunday Telegraph and the Sunday Mirr...ietnam between October 1968 and July 1969, wounded soldiers arrived in hospital within 45 minutes -- most within 25 minutes, the Sunday Mirror said. "On Operati...

Thai Separatists Burn School, Kill Four

...imed four lives Tuesday morning when officials and soldiers went to Maikaen to inspect the burned school site. One bomb, hidden near a bridge leading to the school, killed Maikaen district head Chaiyaphat Raksayot and two other officials when their car detonated the explosive devise. Another bomb, placed ...

US Concerned About Mental Health of Diplomats in Iraq, Afghanistan

...needed," he said. Foreign Service members "are not soldiers and are not trained for combat," said Steven Kashkett, vice president of the professional association that represents US Foreign Service personnel. "Yet in Iraq, they are often directly exposed to conditions of war which they may not always be wel...

Keep a Cool Head on Hot, Humid Days to Avoid Heat Stroke

...r hand, "primarily affects athletes, laborers, and soldiers - persons who overdo physical activity in very hot temperatures," according to Dr. Heine. Football players - who wear body-covering uniforms and practice in the hottest temperatures - are especially prone to dehydration and heat stroke. So, how can...

Presidential Commission Wants Proper Care of Wounded Soldiers at Their Homes

...dential commission investigating the plight of the soldiers wounded in the killing fields of Iraq and Afghanistan has focused on efforts to enable the GIs receive proper treatment in their own homes . During its seventh and last hearing Friday, the Commission admitted todays veterans are more likely than th...

Malaria Claims 25 Lives in Assam

...counter-insurgency operations. "We are providing soldiers with specially designed medicated mosquito nets an...last five years, at least 50 army and paramilitary soldiers in Assam have died of the disease....

Gulf War Veterans Exhibit Memory Impairment

...n scan exposed to different chemicals. Many of the soldiers also reported more than five symptoms and others had less than five, like forgetfulness, nausea, headache, and joint pain, fatigue. The researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to record discrepancies in brain volume. It revealed a statis...

Migraines may Be a Symptom of Other Problems for Iraq Soldiers

...post-traumatic stress, depression or anxiety than soldiers who do not have migraines, according to research. The study involved 3,621 United States Army soldiers who were given a health screening questionnaire within 90 days after returning from one year of comb...

One Third of US Troops Suffer from Mental Health Problems

...s posing a serious challenge on two fronts. One, soldiers are at an ever greater risk of mental health probl...ntion and screening, rather than simply relying on soldiers to come forward on their own for treatment. It pointed out there was a stigma attached to mental h...

Afghan Children Fall Victim to a Disfiguring Disease

...ve been fortified to try to stop the sandflies and soldiers are warned to keep sleeves rolled down, to use insect repellant and to watch for bites. But it's Afghanistan's poor who are most vulnerable. Kabul, battered and neglected for years, has the world's worst outbreak of leishmaniasis, health experts ...

Red Cross renders emergency relief efficiently

...isations that could provide relief services to the soldiers injured in the first world war 1914. Sadly, most of them were Indians and they had no medical attention,' says B. Chandrashekar, a 80-year-old-volunteer. 'There was just a branch of the St. John Ambulance Association. And it could not cope with the h...

Army Training Regimen Brutal in US, Needs Overhauling

...hemselves lucky. What happened at Walter Reed to soldiers injured in war is not shocking at all if one ponders what happens at Army posts to soldiers injured in basic training, says JoAnn Wypijewski . Basic training is one of those regimens of cru...

US Army Opens Laboratory to Research Injuries

...eaths and injuries under enemy fire, any number of soldiers are also hurt during training. They get sprained...Lephart said. Through a $2.75 million grant, 900 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell will be tested in the lab, but also during trainin...

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