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Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors

Researcher suspects mental health issues may lead to unhealthy habits TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts who have mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are also at higher risk for having cardiovascular disea...

Many Combat Vets Suffer Severe Headaches Upon Return

Almost all of those who had mild brain injury, blast exposure are affected, study says MONDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Headaches have become a common complaint among soldiers who suffered mild head trauma while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. These headaches tend to be debilitat...

The American Legion Champions Re-Introduction of Vets Health Care Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chairmen of both the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees have today re-introduced bills designed to streamline the funding of Department of Veterans Affairs health care programs and initiatives. At an afternoon press conference, S...

Suicidal thoughts in Army vets 'under the radar,' says specialist

BUFFALO, N.Y. University at Buffalo researcher John Violanti, Ph.D., a specialist in suicide among police officers, is preparing to conduct a study on suicide risk among returning veterans. The U.S. Army yesterday reported a "stunning spike" in the number of soldiers taking their own lives. Vi...

With Depression, Vets Face Higher Suicide Risk

Experts urge more attention be paid after hospital discharge,,,, MONDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- About a third of the veterans treated in Veterans Affairs hospitals suffer from depression, putting them at much greater risk of suicide than non-depressed veterans, University of Mich...

War Vets With Headaches Could Have Brain Problems

Reduced sense of smell might also signal need for testing, expert says,,,, MONDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Headache frequency and severity caused by traumatic brain injury might signal cognitive deficits, suggests a new study of Iraq war veterans. Traumatic brain injuries, also c...

Blinded Vets Foundation to Honor Maryland State Delegate Sheila Hixson

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF), at its June 14 picnic in Silver Spring, MD, will honor Maryland State Delegate Sheila Hixson. "We're honored to recognize Delegate Hixson for her outstanding service to the residents of Ma...

Combat Vets Display Severe Sleep Disorders

But their tech savvy helps them use online programs as well as drugs to help problem TUESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia among U.S. combat veterans returning from Iraq is as severe as that seen in patients with chronic insomnia, according to University of Pittsburgh researche...

Some Iraq War Vets Suffer Breathing Problems

Many cases linked to sulfur mine fire near Mosul in 2003 WEDNESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. soldiers exposed to a blazing sulfur mine fire near Mosul, Iraq, in 2003 returned home with a debilitating breathing disorder that affects the small airways of the lung. But doctors w...

Secret to Treating Tinnitus in Vets May Be Unlocked in Zebrafish

Researcher trying different drugs to ease condition in water creature THURSDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- For millions of Americans, including thousands of Iraq War veterans, ringing in the ears is a condition that is annoying at best and disabling at worst. Now, a researcher says h...
Vets in Medical Technology

Neuro Kinetics: Research Suggests I-Portal(R) NOTC Data Shows Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries That Other Technologies Miss

...e Case Study of Patient Before & After mTBI Accident Presentation at American Balance Society, Case Study on Web Site, New Help for Returning vets PITTSBURGH, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With record numbers of American soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with brain injuries, a case stud...

Laser Burn Injuries in One Eye Can Disrupt Protective Immune Privilege in Both Eyes, Study Finds

... Findings have implications for treating returning vets and others exposed to laser burns BOSTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute have shown for the fir...
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Vets in Biological News

Veterinarians developing model to help producers, vets make cattle more comfortable

Using equipment not all that different from what a runner might take on a jog, veterinary researchers at Kansas State University are working to make life more comfortable for cattle. A jogger's heart rate monitor and an instrument similar to a pedometer are a few of the tools K-State researcher...

Toward cheap underwater sensor nets

...stner, the professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the Jacobs School steering the project. Sensor Nets and Diving vets If scientists had underwater sensor nets, they could keep better tabs on how water conditions are changing. For example, Benson is working with re...

Minimizing the spread of deadly Hendra virus

...search findings will be used to update the guidelines that horse owners and vets use to handle potential Hendra virus infections. Dr Middleton says her ...nsmission. "Developing a sensitive and specific stall-side test, which vets could use out in the field to diagnose the disease, has become even more im...

World's rarest big cat gets a check-up

...tial effects of inbreeding for this tiny population, which experts believe contains no more than 10-15 females. Other collaborators include: Wildlife vets International, National Cancer Institute, and the Zoological Society of London. The Far Eastern leopard is perhaps the world's most endangered big c...

The exotic side of veterinary science

...with The University of Nottingham which will enable us to contribute to the education of veterinary students amongst whom will be the zoo and wildlife vets of the future". Among the students who have already taken advantage of the links with Twycross is first year student, Rebecca Amos, who is hoping t...

Smiths Detection to launch a portable diagnostic system for foot-and-mouth disease and avian flu

...and-mouth and avian flu. This new technology means vets will be able to diagnose diseases in livestock and...able device is specifically designed to be used by vets wherever livestock are kept and comprises a simple...our science. The new system will be launched to vets at the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory ...

Wild birds help to create human flu vaccine

...man vaccine based on a variety of strains of influenza. Working in Mongolia for a health survey of wild bird populations in Mongolia, WCS field vets Drs. William Karesh and Martin Gilbert responded to reports of the avian influenza outbreak in Kovsgol Province near the Russian border from the Mongo...

Bird samples from Mongolia confirmed as H5N1 avian flu

...o domestic poultry or waterfowl. Present in Mongolia for a health survey of wild bird populations in the south and north of the country, WCS field vets Drs. William Karesh and Martin Gilbert responded to initial reports of the most recent avian influenza outbreak in Kovsgol Province near the Russian b...
Vets in Biological Technology

Enigma Diagnostics Announces Successful Evaluation of the Enigma FL by the UK's Veterinary Laboratories Agency

...rinary pathogens, such as TB in cattle, bacterial infections and other viral infections, such as foot and mouth disease and avian influenza. Allowing vets to use advanced molecular diagnosis in the field will enhance their efficiency in managing endemic and exotic disease outbreaks identifying diseased a...

Homewatch CareGivers Launches 2007 We Care For Veterans Campaign

...fit to veterans as well as surviving spouses. "We're committed to giving back to the communities that we serve and we hope that our services can help vets and their families get on the road to recovery and rehabilitation," said Sauer Sauer said the veteran might not be the only one that the 2007 Veteran...
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...and animation online. Teat is an alternative word for the nipple ... Q: What do you mean by "pump" the teat ? ... Philadelphia and Edmonton swap vets Dan Teat and Derek Malawsky... Welcome to West Agro, the oldest name in new technology. ... NEW - Efficacy of External Teat Sealant, Applied on...
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