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Scientists develop safer, less costly polio vaccine

As the world nears poliovirus eradication, the vaccines themselves have become the greatest threat. In response to a global demand for an effective, safer-to-handle and less costly polio vaccine, scientists at the Uniformed Services University (USU)...
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Past Trauma Exposure, Major Depression Risk Factors for Suicidal Thoughts in Deployed Soldiers

Lifetime history of exposure to a traumatic event and self-reported lifetime and current depression are predictive of recent suicide ideation in deployed soldiers, according to a new JAMA Network Open study published January 29, 2020. Researchers...
28-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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First Aid for Severe Trauma Curriculum Being Developed for High Schools

A life-saving course is in development to train high school students around the country how to to deliver the first aid skills for severely injured trauma victims. The education and training course is being created by the Uniformed Services...
28-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood vessel damage, not nerve damage may be cause for side effects of traumatic brain injury

The effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are pretty clear – problems with memory, headaches, and emotions – but what’s unclear is the underlying pathological causes for those symptoms. According to new research led by researchers at the...
11-Oct-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bereaved families of 9/11 victims largely show strong resilience, more than 15 years later

More than 15 years after Sept. 11, 2001, a majority of bereaved family members who lost a loved one in the terrorist attacks that day appear to be healthy and are not reporting symptoms of a mental health condition, while one-third still likely meet...
11-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Antibiotic-laced Bandages, Knee Cartilage, Surgical Tools Successfully 3D Printed in Desert Deployment Zone

A recent pilot program conducted by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in collaboration with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point has shown that a 3D printer capable of biofabrication could expedite repair or perhaps...
3-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Every day gout medications found effective against elephantiasis-causing parasite

Treatment with two common FDA-approved gout medications have been found to cause rapid death to the parasites that cause elephantiasis.
3-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Common TB Vaccine May Lower Lung Cancer Risk

A common tuberculosis (TB) vaccine could decrease the risk of lung cancer if administered during early childhood, according to a study published Sept. 25 in JAMA Network Online.
24-Sep-2019 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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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