What warfighters eat. What's healthier.
Video is from an all-day seminar at NIH.
Start around minute 58 through 1:13 to hear the marine presenting in detail what warfighters currently get to eat -- first hand from the guy who handles supplying them, in detail.
Start earlier around minute 12 for what would be better 'nutritional armor' for warfighters (Dr. Bill Land).
Many more parts to the presentation. All worthwhile. [more inside]
posted by hank
on Jul 6, 2010 -
A single nutrient
may have turned early humans into civilized man. Has stripping it from our diet given rise to cancer, diabetes, and other civilized diseases? "There has been a thousandfold increase in the consumption of soybean oil over the past hundred years. The result is an unplanned experiment in brain and heart chemistry, one whose subject is the entire population of the developed world." A series of epidemiological studies
showed that populations that consume high levels of omega-3s in the form of seafood
are the least afflicted by the major diseases associated with the Western diet. (via
) [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Feb 24, 2009 -
What's wrong with Summer Stiers?
"She has suffered retinal bleeding, seizures, bone death and kidney failure. But no one knows what’s really wrong. Now a team of medical experts is trying a new way to diagnose what ails her — and others who are suffering from mysterious diseases." New York Times Magazine
article about The Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the National Institue of Health.
posted by billysumday
on Feb 22, 2009 -
phase III trials of a possible hiv vaccine due to "technical reasons" the trial will continue in thailand. On a happier note there are currently more than 90 other hiv vaccines in other stages of trials. What do people think are the chances the pharmaceuticals will decide chronic disease management is more profitable, and actually do something to make this a more likely outcome?
posted by rhyax
on Feb 25, 2002 -
New Contraceptive to Block 'Sperm and Germs.'
Scientists working in conjunction with Johns Hopkins
have spent the better part of the past 2 decades working on BufferGel
. Now it's in clinical trials with the NIH
. Put simply, BufferGel appears to kill sperm and most STDs
by raising vaginal pH. Unlike its predecessors, however, it doesn't contain any detergent, which means (they hope) no irritation. (Of course, trials may not end until 2005. Don't have to throw out the Dr. Bronner's
posted by cowboy_sally
on Jan 3, 2002 -