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Missions to Mars, Safer Nuclear Waste Site Clean-Up, Could Be Expedited Thanks to a Discovery Using Fungi

Thanks to fungi, researchers have made a new discovery that could lead to the development of effective radioprotective drugs for workers cleaning up nuclear contamination zones, like Fukushima and Chernobyl. The discovery could also help astronauts...
5-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Findings from CARE Consortium added to global repository for brain injury data

Data from the world’s most comprehensive concussion study are now publicly available in a repository aimed at providing traumatic brain injury researchers access to a wealth of new knowledge.
18-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Giving babies antacids could put them at risk for bone fractures during childhood

Infants who are given antacids in their first year of life are more likely to fracture a bone later as a child, according to a new study published June 7 in Pediatrics.
10-Jun-2019 6:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

For kids, weight-based teasing linked to more weight gain

Kids and adolescents who were teased about their weight gained more weight over time, according to a new longitudinal study published May 30 in the journal Pediatric Obesity.
29-May-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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More than 400 Military Health Care Providers to Graduate on Armed Forces Day

The Surgeon General of the United States Navy, Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison, III, will address more than 400 uniformed professionals and their guests on May 18, Armed Forces Day, as they receive their medical, graduate nursing, dental, biomedical...
16-May-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

USU's Consortium for Health and Military Performance Releases New Version of Operation Supplement Safety Website

The Operation Supplement Safety ( website, established by the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), a Department of Defense (DoD) Center of Excellence at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, is...
6-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mental Health Needs of Children, Youth on the Rise

Over the last several years, providers saw a marked increase in mental health diagnoses, use of psychiatric medications, and outpatient care for mental health conditions among the diverse population of children in the Military Health System (MHS),...
11-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers awarded up to $24 million to develop vaccines and therapies for highly pathogenic Nipah and Hendra viruses

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), along with Profectus Biosciences, Inc., the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc., and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), have been awarded up...
25-Mar-2019 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Stop Life-Threatening Bleeding: National Stop the Bleed Day, March 31

27-Mar-2018 6:00 AM EDT

Resources Available to Aid in Recovery From Community Violence

The recent string of violence among families throughout the country have increased the need for community resources to support those touched by the tragedies. Educational resources available from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, or CSTS...
21-Apr-2009 12:10 PM EDT

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