The medical teams are using it this week to practice their work in conditions they’ll see if deployed again to a combat zone or to a natural disaster. The field exercise was meant to benefit about 160 soldiers assigned to the 47th Combat Support Hospital. The unit is made up of surgeons, nurses and medical specialists who can deploy as a full-scale medical battalion or in smaller groups. Photo: The News Tribune, Lui Kit Wong Sgt. Bryan Cowles, left, and Sgt. Alvaro Fernando Acosta wait for… Joint Base Lewis-McChord medics and nurses get training from Major Kelly Blair MD, left, on the use of the ultra sound machine in the nearly 90,000 square feet of interconnected tents for sick call and minor surgeries on Wednesday, Sept.
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NATO plans major east European exercise, reassures Russia
CHILLY PERIOD Although the days of the Cold War when huge NATO and Soviet forces confronted each other are long gone, Russia fought a brief 2008 war over two breakaway regions with Georgia, which harbors ambitions of joining NATO. U.S.-Russian relations are going through a chilly patch over Moscow’s decision in August to grant temporary asylum to former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden and over the Syrian civil war, although both sides struck a deal last Saturday to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal. Europe and Russia are vying for influence in eastern European countries such as Ukraine, which will send an amphibious company to take part in the NATO exercise. Russian President Vladimir Putin stresses the importance of a strong military. Russia and Belarus plan a joint military exercise, known as Zapad, this month.
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Exercise is key to getting smarter, creative
Almost a third were watching television or playing with computers for more than three hours a day. In Singapore, the percentage of obese children is also about 12 per cent. The consequences of being obese are well known. They include emotional and social adversity.
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Paracetamol Improves Exercise Endurance
The research team have previously shown that paracetamol can improve endurance performance through a reduction in exercise-induced pain. This study suggests, for the first time, that paracetamol can also improve the length of time someone can exercise for in hot conditions. The data suggests that this is achieved by reducing the body’s temperature during exercise, which subsequently improves their tolerance to exercise in the heat. To perform the research, a group of healthy, male participants ingested single doses of paracetamol or a placebo, before cycling at a fixed intensity for as long as they could in hot conditions. During the exercise, measures of core and skin temperature were recorded alongside the participants’ perception of the heat. As the study was performed in humans, with a common over-the counter drug, the implications are far reaching. Dr Lex Mauger, who led the study at The University of Kent’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, explains: “Firstly, consideration by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and local anti-doping authorities should be made about the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in sport – on both health and performance grounds.
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